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Dust by Joan Frances Turner
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Dec 17, 11

bookshelves: fantasy-urban, read-in-2011, vampires-zombies-werewolves
Read on December 17, 2011

In the very first part of this story, Jessie's arm finally falls off. Nice image, that. She is in love with Joe, a maggot infested zombie. Undead, actually. Jessie hates the word 'zombie'.
The story is told in first person from the point of view of Jessie, a zom--undead girl who was killed in a car accident. She and her friends, the Fly-By-Nights, frolic through the woods hunting, fighting, playing tricks on hapless humans, and yes, even dancing. She loves who she has become, loves her life as an undead, and wishes for nothing more but for life to continue as is. Joe, true to his nature, is a bit of a jerk. But really that's ok, because Jessie loves him. Their fights usually end with broken bones and chunks of rotten flesh missing, but it's all fun in the end.
When strange things begin to happen and the people she knows start to act strangely, Jessie does the best she can to keep her world intact. Which isn't easy for a one-armed zombie.
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the companionship between Jessie and her friends, and the personalities behind each of the undead. It's a great read for someone who likes zombies and urban fantasy and who isn't too squeamish.
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