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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Not Your Average Zombie Read

While the pacing of the book is a bit drawn out at times it serves to make the actual zombie encounters that much more jarring and intense. Anyone looking for a "hack and slash", constant gore fest should look elsewhere. Otherwise, the genre can only be improved with ...
While the pacing of the book is a bit drawn out at times it serves to make the actual zombie encounters that much more jarring and intense. Anyone looking for a "hack and slash", constant gore fest should look elsewhere. Otherwise, the genre can only be improved with stories such as Zone One.

posted by EHendu on December 22, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Fiction or text book?

I found this book to be very long winded and uninspired. I understand the need for background material but it seems to me the author got lost in detailing everything he saw as a remembrance of things past. I read fiction to escape and have experiences for the thrill of...
I found this book to be very long winded and uninspired. I understand the need for background material but it seems to me the author got lost in detailing everything he saw as a remembrance of things past. I read fiction to escape and have experiences for the thrill of it, there was little escapism. The cerebral prose presented here seems to be more about the author being verbose and intellectual pursuits. I couldn't wait to get to the end of this book so I could read something else.

posted by jrlabwalker on October 25, 2011

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  • Posted January 16, 2012

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    All about what we can lose

    Is Zone One Colson Whitehead's highly literate, stylistic take on the zombie genre? Well, yes. But Zone One is also a study on the memories, experiences, things, and culture that hold us together, and a frightening evaluation of what happens when it all falls apart. Whitehead's everyman protagonist tries to survive in a world threatened by "the dead" and to go forward with hope in the new society's Reconstruction. Yet he's constantly losing himself in the past, to what once was, to the world everyone lost on "Last Night."
    Whitehead's first novel The Intuitionist is one of my favorites because of its writing style. Happy to say I was not disappointed with Zone One!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Excellent...kinda like The Walking Dead.

    I enjoyed this book. Looking forward to more tit,es by this author...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Shockingly good-made me think, very well written.l couldn't put

    Shockingly good-made me think, very well written.l couldn't put it down. Extremely smart read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    This was hands down the best Zombie book I have ever read. I've

    This was hands down the best Zombie book I have ever read. I've been reading a bunch of zombie books lately and I forgot how much decent character development can add to a story. If you want more than 200 pages of people hitting zombies on the head, then this is the book for you.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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