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Zombie, Ohio by Scott Kenemore
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Sep 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: urban-fantasy-with-male-protagonist
Read from September 08 to 09, 2011

I don't read zombie genres. In fact, I can only remember two books related to zombies that I had read. This one came to me by accident, when I saw the advertisement and the reviews were quite positive. So I decided to give it a go.

And BOY, was I mesmerized!!

I enjoy reading this story, a tale coming from the zombie rather than the humans. Of course, the zombie, Professor of Philosophy Peter Mellor, isn't like any other zombies. He can still talk and think, although yes, he eats brains. I find his story to be funny but also thoughtful. This is a story how Peter finds redemption as a zombie, because when he was a human, apparently, he was a jerk and a coward. His voice is funny and fresh (from the moment he said "Braaaains", I was hooked). There are moments that baits big smile from me, like this ...

"I hadn't thought that I - or the original Peter Mellor - had been a good man, exactly, but neither did I think I'd been some sort of Hitler. was an oversexed disappointment who'd started drinking too much, true. But I had called only for the annexation of liquor bottles and vaginas, not Poland."

In his new "life" as the undead, Peter tries to become some sort of moral Zombie, he doesn't eat good people, he draws line in killing children. Although there are second part of the book, where Peter goes in killing rampage with his band of Zombies (whom he gives names to, like Hunter, Rock Star, Mario, and Mr. Turk), when he develops hatred to human and thinks that he is better than people. But then there is redemption ... and we also find out the reason why Peter died.

This book has everything ... humor, action and gore (yes, there ARE scenes of Zombies eating brain), friendship, mystic (that includes a turkey, yes, a real turkey, you just have to read it for yourself), thoughtful moments, and even romance (in-a-way). I love it!!
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Reading Progress

09/08/2011
25.0% "so far, i think it's interesting"
02/09/2016 marked as: read

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message 1: by Diane (new) - added it

Diane Adams This is a great review Ami and as you and I often seem to read the same sort of books I'm marking this one to buy!


message 2: by Ami (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ami It was a pretty quick read for me, because I simply abandoned other books *grin*. I think you will fall for Peter's "voice". Plus there are some Kodak moments that will look good on movie version *grin*


message 3: by Diane (new) - added it

Diane Adams It sounds great. I am liking zombies at the moment for some reason anyhow, and this sounds like a really fresh take on them. I'm looking forward to it (my reward for finishing some stuff that's supposed to already be done)


message 4: by Ami (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ami I will wait for your thoughts then ...


message 5: by Kim (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kim Nailed it.


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