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The Rob
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Zombies are all the rage these days. For anyone who enjoys this sort of thing, Colson Whitehead's Zone One is a must read. Possibly the most engaging novel featuring ravenous revenant hordes I've read (although I have yet to read the popular World War Z and so we'll see if it maintains the top spot). Take a bite, see if it suits your tastes. I'll be looking for Whitehead's other novels.
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The Rob;1381533 wrote: Zombies are all the rage these days. For anyone who enjoys this sort of thing, Colson Whitehead's Zone One is a must read. Possibly the most engaging novel featuring ravenous revenant hordes I've read (although I have yet to read the popular World War Z and so we'll see if it maintains the top spot). Take a bite, see if it suits your tastes. I'll be looking for Whitehead's other novels.


Certainly a very fine write up here :-

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

I like the reviewer's take on the literary divide.
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World War Z was a blast! I've gotten a rather short attention span as I've aged but it had me glued to my Kindle. I'll have to check this one out.
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I really enjoyed Zombieland. Might check this one out as a much needed break.

I think the attraction to zombie stories right now relates to a subconscious feeling that we have all become such creatures in relation to the current social structures.
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Zombieland had the best cameo in recent memory.
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If anyone were to survive that you'd think it would be Bill Murray.

I enjoyed the film but didn't realize how impressed I was until I left the theatre and fully expected to encounter zombies outside.
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koan;1381595 wrote: I really enjoyed Zombieland. Might check this one out as a much needed break.

I think the attraction to zombie stories right now relates to a subconscious feeling that we have all become such creatures in relation to the current social structures.


Romero's original subtext implied rampant consumerism, but certainly it can be applied a number of ways. Single-minded purpose is a scary thing, as evidenced by the actions of fundamentalists the world over (and no nation immune).

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