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  • Posted August 17, 2012

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    The teenagers are the zombies but we already knew that!

    I would like to thank Soho Press for letting me read and review this book. Jeremy Barker is a somewhat typical high school freshman. He loves zombie movies, girls make his nose bleed, and he’s not a big fan of authority. His parents are separated and he lives with his dad and Dog. Most of this book follows Jeremy and what goes on inside his head as he starts high school, has troubles with his family, and meets his first girlfriend. One day, Jeremy sees his pinky-less English teacher slip his father a DVD in the school parking lot. The first chance Jeremy gets, he watches the DVD, which contains a strange and gruesome kind of ritual surgery. Jeremy confronts his dad about the DVD, but the confrontation ends up like a lot of scenes in this book – fractured and distracted. Jeremy gets only a few sentences out and his dad switches the conversation to something much more mundane (calling a girl, bad-mouthing Jeremy’s mother, asking him how his day at school was, etc.) I enjoy a good coming-of-age story, but I just kept waiting for something, ANYTHING to actually happen in this one. The author spends almost the entire book on day-to-day Jeremy and never really pushes any kind of plot. “The mystery of the surgery DVD” could have been presented in a much more compelling manner that could have turned this into a serious contemporary page-turner. But it wasn’t, the DVD gets found, then mentioned a time or two to no serious effect, until the end when the “something” finally happens…and unfortunately by then it’s a highly predictable “something.” The language and sexual humor in this book will turn off a lot of readers, so don’t even bother trying to read this if you can’t handle every swear word and homophobic insult that you can think of repeated many times throughout the book. I am not a reader who is sensitive to language, and some of the writing in this book was absolutely hilarious and witty. Unfortunately an equal amount came across as simply trying too hard to be “that way.” I’m curious to see how this author writes his next (adult) novel. I really did like a lot of the things about his style and creativity; I just think that this story wasn’t told quite the way I wanted it to be told.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    I bought this book based on the reviews and the description, but

    I bought this book based on the reviews and the description, but they are so wrong. The characters were not developed enough to get me invested in the book and I kept wanting more out of the storyline. I only kept reading waiting for something more to happen but unfortunately it never does.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Did I miss something? I bought this book based on all the glowin

    Did I miss something? I bought this book based on all the glowing reviews I read here and at that other book store website (which shall remain nameless). The whole book felt like the author's rough draft. Characters were never fully developed, the "zombie" theme felt forced (like the author only chose that topic because of the current popularity of the Zombie genre) dialogue between characters felt forced and unreal and the ending was awful. What happened to the father? What was he involved in? Sorry J.R. this one felt like a swing and a miss.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2014

    Poorly conceived, though generally well written, "Zombie&qu

    Poorly conceived, though generally well written, "Zombie" was a book that had momentum, but no real direction.

    By the time I got to the end of the book I had so little emotional investment in the characters that I really could not care less how it ended.  

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  • Posted February 18, 2013

    Pretty clever. I got it just cause I like zombies, but I had a g

    Pretty clever. I got it just cause I like zombies, but I had a good time reading it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Worth a read - and a re-read

    Definitely and interesting find for both zombie movie lovers and lovers of the J.D. Salinger classic "Catcher in the Rye." What begins as the light coming of age story of a zombie-movie buff becomes an intense novel about the aftermath of the Vietnamese War on the U.S. surviving stories - definitely warenting a re-read as you ask yourself "was that real!?!"

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    Posted October 8, 2012

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