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Zone One by Colson Whitehead
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Nov 13, 2011

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bookshelves: zombies, post-apocalypse
Read from November 07 to 13, 2011

There's no doubt that Whitehead is a talented writer. His descriptive sentences make you feel like you're in the exact scene he's laid out. But this novel didn't speak to me. Maybe because I'm in the middle of reading The Walking Dead comics, but it was a lot of been there, done thats. Maybe it's because this novel is hyper-real and very contemporary.

My friend Jason said it's because the novel is too 'now' and doesn't have the benefit of being a certain amount removed in time -- I think that's part of it. Reading this novel does make me feel like a lot of my possessions and things that I like now would be completely useless and moot if the zombie-pocalypse happened, which I guess is the point of Whitehead writing this.

If I were in a different mood, the book would resonate with me more.

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30.0% "Would you call this hyper-real? Everything he mentions is so contemporary."

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Sagar Jethani I had no idea Whitehead had published a book about a zombie-pocalypse. I enjoyed 'Apex Hides the Hurt' immensely.

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