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Zombie CSU by Jonathan Maberry
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Entertaining, interesting, and covers pretty much every aspect of the medico-legal and law enforcement angles of a potential zombie plague outbreak, which I liked. However, it was so riddled with editing errors that I wanted to take out my red marker and start having a go at it. Legendary director Val Lewton is referred to as "Hal" Lewton, and Ray Dennis Steckler's trash/masterpiece "The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies" is given the wrong title, as is D.L. Snell's zombie novel "Roses of Blood on Barbwire Vines." Later in the book, in a Top Ten List of Best Zombie Songs, Maberry actually includes a footnote after the band Mercyful Fate's name to indicate that this is a correct spelling, since the word "merciful" is spelled with an i. After seeing so many other spelling and editing errors, that actually made me laugh out loud.

To give Maberry credit, he did his homework and his research, and he's obviously a devoted and passionate fan of the zombie genre. He interviewed plenty of legal, medical, and law professionals in addition to zombie writers and zombie film actors. It's a book worth reading if you're a serious zombie fan.
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07/10/2009 page 124
43.06% "Zombies and forensics. I want to eat its braaaaains."
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