David S.E. Zapanta

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Author, illustrator, Depression Enthusiast: David S.E. Zapanta has been known to dabble in happy thoughts from time to time, with mixed results. He’s written a few novels (including his newest, Memento Mori) and even illustrates a popular line of greeting cards called Melancholy Greetings. He’s also a TV critic for denofgeek.us, reviewing shows like AMC's Preacher and SundanceTV's Hap and Leonard. You can learn more about Mr. Zapanta and his various creative endeavors at http://www.davidsezapanta.com.

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Posthumous

3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Blinding the Finches

4.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Zone One book review

Zone OneZone One by Colson Whitehead

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I'm a fan of Colson Whitehead's earlier work, especially his first novel, The Intuitionist. Whitehead definitely knows how to turn a phrase--and Zone One, his entry into the zombie genre, is certainly full of well-crafted prose. The novel is also chock-full of philosophical ruminations that use the lens of a zombie apocalypse for examining the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 18, 2013 12:18 Tags: colson-whitehead, dystopian, kurt-vonnegut, review, zombie-apocalypse, zombies, zone-one
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My quick take: There's a lot to like about this book and its protagonist, Mark Watley. If I could sum up The Martian in three words, they would be "Murphy's Law" and "potatoes." The circumstances are dire, as one might expect being marooned alone on ...more
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Posthumous by David S.E. Zapanta
"This book is fantastic, and might be the most original thing I've read in a long time. Zapanta creates a world in which zombies coexist (albeit uncomfortably) with the living. Full of tongue-in-cheek cultural references and political satire (refer..." Read more of this review »
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I'm a fan of Colson Whitehead's earlier work, especially his first novel, The Intuitionist. Whitehead definitely knows how to turn a phrase--and Zone One, his entry into the zombie genre, is certainly full of well-crafted prose. The novel is also cho ...more
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Zone One by Colson Whitehead
"Oh dear. Is it possible to make flesh-hungering zombies seem dull?

While I never thought so, AMC and Whitehead have both been giving it their all by enveloping them in navel-gazing Philosophy 101 monologues and odd series of pastoral flashbacks in..." Read more of this review »
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“The longer I live, the more I observe that carrying around anger is the most debilitating to the person who bears it.”
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“Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.”
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“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
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“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”
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