Friday, 3 June 2011
I, Zombie - book review
Look at the front cover. Go on. Have a peek. Gives you an idea what to expect, doesn't it? Well, whatever you expect from I, Zombie, you're wrong. For some, this book will be an unstructured mess. For others, it'll be a refreshing take on what can be an overdone genre.
Starting off like a mickey take of every pulp private eye book written (but with a zombie), the book soon changes gears into something else. Then does it again. And again. Whenever you think you've got a hold on where the story is going, it turns another corner. Like I said, some will hate this. I loved it. Each new angle works well and crucially, the changes serve the plot rather than the plot serving them.
To say more would be to spoil the book. If you're after zombie mayhem narrated by a PI with some SF that takes in the gay New York scene from the 70s and the threat of a global apocalypse, then this is for you.