I'm a sucker for anything undead related but I'd grown tired of all the "woe-is-me, I'm a poor human" angle that most media had saturated in, so I was on side for this book before I'd even opened it.
I mean who wouldn't appreciate shufflers forming their own little group of survivors, with each having their own particular skillset, just like so many other humans band together in just about every other book/film/story there is about the oncoming zombie apocalypse?
This book reads like a film script and I mean that in the most positive sense. It thunders along at great pace and was as viscereal and evocative as any great book should be. It was also intensely funny making me laugh aloud many times.
Only complaint? Too short - I didn't want it to end. But in many ways that only meant it didn't outstay it's welcome.
If you like zombies and the social commentary that should come with stories of this ilk then you'll rate Brains: A Zombie Memoir highly.
Read it before the film comes out. Trust me, that's on it's way...