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message 1: by Oriana (new)

Oriana Shit, Jason, I always adore your reviews, but this one is seriously amazing. I knew that I hazily wanted to maybe eventually read this book one day, but now I think I'd better stop messing around and procure myself a copy quick.

Thanks as always for your terrific work!!

message 2: by Oma (new)

Oma Yeah, what he said!

message 3: by Claire (new)

Claire S Yeah, I really enjoy your writing style, and content, which is pretty much all of it: and had thought myself to write and here others already have! Thanks much!

message 4: by KMO (new)

KMO I had already decided to read this book, so, as much as I was enjoying your review, I stopped reading to avoide further spoilage.

That said, while I had "already decided" to read the book, after posting this comment, I'll be heading over to Amazon.com to actually place the order. The book has been in my shopping cart for weeks, always getting bumped to the "save for later" penalty box when I actually place an order.


message 5: by Jean (new)

Jean E I think you might be reading a bit too much into this... All governments collapse in the book and the epidemic starts and gets out of contol in China. There is no mention of Bush or of the Republicans. Finally, Cuba ends up being the big power, not China or any Asian country...
Great book though.

message 6: by Amanda Pearl (new)

Amanda Pearl This is a great review. I listened to this book on cd and it's SO cool in that format because it is a collection of interviews. It's great to hear all of the different accents and genders, you really get a good sense of how global this was. I'm on the final cd but I really loved this book!

message 7: by Brandon (new)

Brandon @Amanda - You should read the book sometime, as far as I know, there is not an unabridged audio book, so you may have missed out on some parts. But I agree, I loved hearing the voice acting in the audio when I trie dit out as well.

message 8: by Jason (new)

Jason Vanden Heuvel Pretentious much?

message 9: by Alan (new)

Alan Chen No mention of the Bush administration? How about Grover Carlson (sound familiar?), the PR-obsessed official who ends up literally shoveling sh*t after the war?

message 10: by Jane (new)

Jane The audio version does have stories missing.

message 11: by Kalven (new)

Kalven I personally hated the book, but this review reflects it very well. The book was much more about political commentary and societal issues than it was about zombies. It's just a shame that it's marketed as a horror novel about zombies when it clearly isn't.

message 12: by Steve (new)

Steve Excellent review, Jason.

message 13: by Oni (new)

Oni I just found out about this book when they decide to make a movie about it. Damned good book. I agree with your comments on the book. This is a serious books about politics, even about humanity itself whether we can survive as a species. Excellent review.

message 14: by Christopher (new)

Christopher You saved me the time of reviewing this book by doing it better than I would have anyway. Spot-on what I felt, before, during, and after this read.

message 15: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Fantastic review. You put into words basically everything I loved about the book. It's a real shame when others who have read it don't see the political undertones that are applicable in the real world.

message 16: by Kayla (new)

Kayla Stacey Currently reading this book and already want to cite your review, as you discuss many points I would be too overwhelmed to organize. Well done :)

message 17: by Allison (new)

Allison Yes, yes, and yes. I am just going to point to this excellent review instead of writing one myself. I could never say it so well.

message 18: by Fran (new)

Fran Thank you for saying so clearly what I wanted to ..

message 19: by Kiran (new)

Kiran Amanda (Pearl the Book Girl) wrote: "This is a great review. I listened to this book on cd and it's SO cool in that format because it is a collection of interviews. It's great to hear all of the different accents and genders, you re..."

I agree! I just finished listening to the Abridged Audiobook and the Lost Files and I was just incredible impressed. I think listening to them on audiobook helped me truly appreciate the mockumentary style of the book.

message 20: by Laurie (new)

Laurie I'm on a waiting list for the audiobook I can't wait after reading your review. No wonder my friend said the movie was nothing like the book

message 21: by Remittance (new)

Remittance Girl Thanks for the intelligent and well written review. I agree with you. It was a masterpiece of social critique masquerading as pop spec fiction.

message 22: by Elengendro (new)

Elengendro Excellent review. I am reading the book just now and I am fascinated about the geopolitical implications. The zombies are just an excuse, and that's why I am loving the book

message 23: by Kel (new)

Kel Luken Intelligent and insightful review, but full bigoted comments, against conservatives and whites, that seeps though like grease on a pizza.

message 24: by Conner (new)

Conner Kennedy It's an ok book. Nothing special but good for killing time if you are on vacation

message 25: by Sonjia Boyd (new)

Sonjia Boyd plplease

message 26: by Donna (new)

Donna Thank you for your most excellent and in-depth review, which I thoroughly enjoyed, as I did the book and subsequent listen to the audio version. Your review was right on the button.

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