Zombie, Ohio: A Tale of the Undead

Zombie, Ohio: A Tale of the Undead

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by Scott Kenemore
     
 

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When rural Ohio college professor Peter Mellor dies in an automobile accident during a zombie outbreak, he is reborn as a highly intelligent (yet somewhat amnesiac) member of the living dead. With society decomposing before his eyes and violence escalating into daily life, Peter quickly learns that being a zombie isn't all fun and brains. Humans-generally

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When rural Ohio college professor Peter Mellor dies in an automobile accident during a zombie outbreak, he is reborn as a highly intelligent (yet somewhat amnesiac) member of the living dead. With society decomposing before his eyes and violence escalating into daily life, Peter quickly learns that being a zombie isn't all fun and brains. Humans-generally unsympathetic to his new proclivities-try to kill him at nearly every opportunity. His old friends are loath to associate with him. And he finds himself inconveniently addicted to the gooey stuff inside of people's heads.As if all this weren't bad enough, Peter soon learns that his automobile accident was no accident at all. Faced with the harrowing mystery of his death, Peter resolves to use his strange zombie "afterlife" to solve his own murder.Skillfully combining horror, humor, and film noir, Zombie, Ohio makes for an enthralling and innovative tale that any fan of the current zombie craze is sure to relish. Followers of detective fiction and horror fiction alike will find something to love about Zombie, Ohio-a tale of murder, mystery, and the walking dead.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Kenemore's debut is a darkly humorous depiction of one zombie's struggle for enlightenment and redemption. When college professor Paul Mellor recovers consciousness near the wreck of his car, he finds himself in an apocalyptic landscape populated by desperate survivors and the walking and hungry undead. Soon Paul discovers that he is a zombie himself, albeit an unusually intelligent one, and that the crash that killed him was orchestrated. Determined to track down his murderer while dodging resentful breathers, Mellor struggles against his yearning to eat the brains of the living. His lapses are epic, even for a zombie, but nothing compared to the excesses of the living who see the apocalypse as license to indulge their worst impulses. There's plenty to satisfy zombie fans who've come to expect some philosophy with their gore. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
"George Romero . . . should snap up the rights to this novel. It has everything: zombies, gore, brain-eating, love, death, even a murder mystery. . . . Kenemore combines humor with horror in a way that is guaranteed to make any zombie fan stand up and shout, Braaaaaains!" —Booklist
Booklist
“It has everything: zombies, gore, brain-eating, love, death, even a murder mystery.... combines humor with horror in a way that is guaranteed to make any zombie fan stand up and shout, 'Braaaaaains!'”
Jonathan Maberry
“A delicious slice of undead Americana. Funny, tragic, and nicely weird—it’s Monty Python meets Night of the Living Dead. Definitely take a bite out of this one!”
Kim Paffenroth
Zombie, Ohio delves into questions of identity, purpose, and morality, without skimping on the requisite gore and action that zombie fans love. This will be one of the most unusual and satisfying zombie novels you read this year.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452605524
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
12/12/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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From the Publisher
"George Romero . . . should snap up the rights to this novel. It has everything: zombies, gore, brain-eating, love, death, even a murder mystery. . . . Kenemore combines humor with horror in a way that is guaranteed to make any zombie fan stand up and shout, Braaaaaains!" —-Booklist

Meet the Author

Actor Danny Campbell has appeared in CBS's The Guardian, the recent films A Pool, a Fool, and a Duel and Greater Than Gravity, and over twenty-five commercials. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, his narrative work includes the part of David Foster Wallace in Mike Lipsky's Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself.

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Zombie, Ohio 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an awsome read i would recondmend it for EVERYONE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I moved to Ohio a few years ago and I enjoyed reading about an area I am becoming familiar with. As far as the reading was concerned, quick and easy! The author did not waste much time setting everything up. From the very start, I felt as if I was the main character not just a tag along. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a zombie tale that is a little different in perspective...
evanescenceSE More than 1 year ago
One of my favourites. very original and I enjoyed every minute of this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, and yet disturbing. This well-written story really makes you think. Any zombie fan should include this in their to-read list. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting original zombie story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I wasn't really onboard with the whole 'zombie thing' like so many people seem to be. But, after talking to many friends I decided that I find a good zombie book. This is it. My first zombie book. LOVED IT! (and it's a Lend Me so I can share the love!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read from a different view.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable book. Good humor and gore with a touch of introspection. Makes you root for the "bad" guy.
dnrmom9394 More than 1 year ago
what a ride--i really enjoyed the story. not the usual zombie story, but an intelligent mutation of human and zombie. put on my "read again later shelf."
Anonymous 25 days ago
A unique take on an old story. Part of the enjoyment of the book came from the author's ability to evoke several different feelings about the main character. Good guy or bad guy? Yes! I found the story to be fast-paced and it certainly kept my interest from start to finish. And that ending! Perfection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got a sample and duh who wouldnt get a sample when it is ten dollars as i was saying soi only got 2 read 1 page cmon i mean seriously only 1 page
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept drawing me in!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
248 pagrs of entertaing zombie gore. I recommend it. ----- Sea hag
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fresh take from a zombies's point of view! If you have never read a zombie book, this a great first read
ToReadPerchancetoDream More than 1 year ago
Zombie, Ohio is the first book in the three book (so far) zombie series by Scott Kenemore. It's not a series in the sense of having characters that go through adventures in each book; rather, these are books all set in a zombie world with completely different characters and stories in each book. Consequently, you do not have to read these books in any specific order. The main character, Peter, is not very lovable - in his zombie aspect or what we learn of his human existence. It's obvious he's not meant to be. This makes it all the more believable that someone tried to murder him. The story bogged down in the middle for me as Peter marched around with his zombie friends. Peter was in college professor-zombie mode and analyzing everything. I would have preferred more action and less thinking. I have to say, this is quite a unique novel. An "aware" zombie who holds conversations, but eats brains. He wanders with other zombies and tries so solve his own murder. Strange much? The dark humor is a refreshing change from other zombie books and worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wicked book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked how it isn't your usual zombie
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I was really skeptical about this book at first. I really didn't think having a zombie be the main character, but I've been proved wrong.
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