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Brains : A Zombie Memoir
by Robin Becker


Overview - "A witty and unexpected take on the zombie genre; I had a great time."
--Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels

Subtitled "A Zombie Memoir," Brains looks at America's favorite walking-dead flesh-eaters from an audaciously original and deliciously gruesome new perspective.
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Overview
"A witty and unexpected take on the zombie genre; I had a great time."
--Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels

Subtitled "A Zombie Memoir," Brains looks at America's favorite walking-dead flesh-eaters from an audaciously original and deliciously gruesome new perspective. Debut author Robin Becker blazes new ground with this story of former college professor-cum-sentient zombie Jack Barnes, who recounts the tale of the resistance he organized in the wake of the recent zombie apocalypse. World War Z; Shaun of the Dead; Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies... Becker tops them all with Brains--a witty, tasty treat for anyone who every spent a midnight glued to a classic George A. Romero zombie epic


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061974052
  • ISBN-10: 0061974056
  • Publisher: Eos
  • Publish Date: May 2010
  • Page Count: 182
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.58 x 0.49 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.34 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 50.
  • Review Date: 2010-04-05
  • Reviewer: Staff

Becker's slender debut novella is an unusual take on the zombie genre: part Grapes of Wrath, part postmodern memoir. A virus outbreak turns millions of people into mindless zombies, and the remaining humans declare war on the undead. Zombified English professor Jack Barnes discovers that he has retained his memories and his consciousness. Joined by several other sentient zombies, Barnes sets off to find the virus's creator in hopes of presenting a treatise on zombie civil rights. Barnes's dogged entitlement and self-centeredness make him both uninteresting and unbearable, and while Becker's writing is crisp, the plot meanders like its characters, consisting of little more than cannibalistic feasts and tin-eared literary and pop culture references (“Hell is other zombies”; “Perhaps life as a zombie is better than no life at all”). (June)

 
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