Zombie, Ohio: A Tale of the Undead

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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 crumbling around him and violence escalating into daily life, Peter quickly learns that being a zombie isn?t all fun and brains. Humans?unsympathetic, generally, 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 ...

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Overview

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 crumbling around him and violence escalating into daily life, Peter quickly learns that being a zombie isn’t all fun and brains. Humans—unsympathetic, generally, 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 the genres of horror, humor, and film noir, Zombie, Ohio weaves an enthralling and innovative tale that any fan of the current zombie craze is sure to relish. Followers of detective and horror fiction alike will find something to love about Zombie, Ohio—a tale of murder, mystery, and the walking dead.

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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.)
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.”
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616082062
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 225,228
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Kenemore

Scott Kenemore is the author of The Zen of Zombie, Z.E.O., The Art of Zombie Warfare, and The Code of the Zombie Pirate. He is also the drummer for the Chicago-based rock band The Blissters. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    This book is......

    This book is an awsome read i would recondmend it for EVERYONE!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    First Person Zombie

    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...

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    great read

    Great read from a different view.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Loved it

    One of my favourites. very original and I enjoyed every minute of this.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Differently good

    Interesting original zombie story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Zombie

    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!)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Lend me?

    Idk how lend me works but if anyone could "lend me" this book id greatly appreciate it!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Good Read

    Very enjoyable book. Good humor and gore with a touch of introspection. Makes you root for the "bad" guy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Wow

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    quirky and witty

    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."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Great!!!! Book on zombies

    Great book for fans of the old brain eatin zombies. Only problem is I only got the sample so I need to read the hole book.....BRAINSSSSS.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Enjoyable read

    248 pagrs of entertaing zombie gore. I recommend it. ----- Sea hag

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    ZOMBIE RP!!!!

    Go to ' spe ' res two. ( main camp ). Reply to Jack for information. CAN YOU SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPS?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    Loved it!

    What a fresh take from a zombies's point of view! If you have never read a zombie book, this a great first read

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    Zombie, Ohio is the first book in the three book (so far) zombie

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2013

    Zombie Ohio

    A wicked book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Good read

    Liked how it isn't your usual zombie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Great read!

    A excellent book. Well written and downright funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    Slow but picks up

    I said earlier that it was lacking in a story (kinda wish i could delete my initial review) I finally got to the meat of the story and i really started to enjoy it. When Peter actually starts to embrace his zombie thats when I enjoyed reading the story the most. I recommend for zombie book lovers. Just get past that 2nd chapter (what someone said before)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Very good read

    Not an ordinary Zombie tale.

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