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Zombies of the Gene Pool by Sharyn McCrumb
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Nov 22, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2010
Read from October 28 to 29, 2010

"In the 1950s, eight young men, dreaming of literary immortality, buried a time capsule with their science fiction stories and cultural relics from the time. Now the capsule is being dredged up because a few of those men have in fact become very famous. As a result, the excavation turns into a multimedia event.

Everything goes off without a hitch until a surprise guest makes an appearance -- a writer who was supposed to have died thirty years ago. Still cynical and angry, he is threatening to expose secrets the famous and the obscure have kept from the world all these years. When murder suddenly materializes to throw the agenda into chaos, one man must separate science fact from fiction -- and unearth a killer with a story of his own to tell ..."
~~ from the back cover

This was one of the daftest books I've ever read! The plot made no sense and neither did the characters. The title had naught to do with the plot or the characters. Only the fact that the author is such an excellent writer saved the book from total disgrace.

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