A Zombie Memoir
By Robin Becker
(Eos, Paperback, 9780061974052, 182pp.)
Publication Date: May 2010
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College-professor-cum-zombie Jack Barnes is a different breed of undeadhe can think. In fact, he can even write. And the story he has to tell is a truly disturbingyet strangely heartwarmingone.
Convinced he'll bring about a peaceful coexistence between zombies and humans if he can demonstrate his unique condition to Howard Stein, the man responsible for the zombie virus, Barnes sets off on a grueling cross-country journey to meet his maker. Along the way he recruits a small army of "super" zombies that will stop at nothing to reach their goal. There's Guts, the dreadlocked boy who can run like the wind; Joan, the matronly nurse adept at reattaching decaying appendages; Annie, the young girl with a fierce quick-draw; and Ros, who can actually speak. United they embark on an epic quest to attain what all men, womenand, apparently, zombiesyearn for: equality.
Brains is a blood-soaked, darkly humorous story that will have readers rooting for Barnes and his zombie posse to the very end.