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Zombie Blondes by Brian James
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Nov 21, 2009

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bookshelves: zomg-zombies
Read in March, 2009

I read this last March and forgot to add it here! Whoops!

I suppose I felt like this was more on the 3 side of 2.5--for example, I really did not understand why, exactly, Lukas's zombie comics would actually be accurate. In fact, one gets the definite sense that James identifies a lot with Lukas (to be fair, I think I could name more than a couple guys of my acquaintence who would sympathize pretty heavily with him, too). The story, and the ending, was not what I expected, which was something a little tongue-in-cheek and a little sharper--it was altogether bleaker and cold. I can't really fault the book for that, though. So why a "2.75"? There was something that felt hollow, like the plot lacked some flesh (uh, no zombie-related joke intended). The book is a by no means subtle indictment of social rules, that brutal tide of popularity/bullying/ostracism/burning-desire-to-fit-in/prices-paid-for-it. Not an optimistic one, either. I acknowledge that I might be rating by my lack of warm fuzzies received, so your experience might vary.

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