This book is indeed an oddity - a story about zombies. Zombies are very common in films such as Day of the Dead and Zombie Flesheaters, but when you actually pick up a book and read about them, they take on a whole new dimension. They suddenly gain their own personalities, and (I know that it sounds stupid) they even begin to become as identifible as the human charectors themselves. The story is your basic zombie low-budget film trash - a plague of zombies break out because of a escaped government disease (of course) and then start noshing down on the local population of an unnamed city. The disease spreads and as more and more people become infected the government officals look for a way to stop the disease . . . In 'Zombie' Allan has done little more than cut and pasted Romero's zombie trilogy into print and I thought that it worked very well. The prose is simple, the charectors cardboard, but . . . it works. Like the films that spawned it, it is best to just engage your brain from rational thouht, sit back and enjoy. It's good, clean, gorey fun, and alhtough the price could be classed as steep, I recommend people to make a purchase and have a good laugh.