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Dead America: A Zombie Novel
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on 11 July 2013
It would be unfair to say I didn't enjoy this book, because I did find it entertaining. I read it in a couple of sittings so it can't have been that bad. I did find a lot of the text rather corny though. Very gumshoe. It certainly reads like it's from the point of view of a 1950s private investigator, but is set in a near future where I imaging not even New-Yorkers speak in this way. Plus a lot of the little quips the character makes seem forced and not particularly humorous. A little cringe-worthy in fact.

The plot is acceptable. It's not going to shock anyone with the revelations later on in the book. I was hoping for something a little more unexpected from a story set in a city populated by the both the living and the dead. The attempts to link the conflict between the dead and the living to serious issues like racism fall flat and would have been better avoided.
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Format, proofing and editing seems goof to excellent on the Kindle.

It's nice to have a slightly different slant on the whole zombie/undead thing. Or is it?

Dead America is a good read with a gentle noir side order. The alternative two class citizen living and ... not quite is interesting and makes for a fun read and a good plotline and story.

True zombie purists would presumably hate it since it conforms to few accepted standards. Perhaps that's their loss.

I'm still in two minds if I liked it, but I did enjoy it. CW.
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on 27 December 2012
I truly enjoyed this novel, which I bought out of curiosity - I hadn't read anything by the author before but I certainly would again. The main character is cynical and likeable, the action is well-paced and there are several genuine laugh-out-loud moments to go along with the plot. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes their stories a little different, one that zombie fans and private eye fans alike would enjoy. I read the book a month ago and it is still fresh in my mind as one I really liked.
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on 20 February 2012
Twenty years after death became temporary, a girl turns up permanently dead - to the horror of both the living and the not so living.

Crime story, zombie story and dark humour all excellently blended together. Deals with aspects of being un-dead that are new - outsourcing of jobs to the cheaper undead and tensions between living and undead as well as some unsavoury bedroom habits.

This is well written, well paced and very readable. I enjoyed it a lot.
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on 31 October 2012
I didn't expect much but this turned out to be an excellent read that I would highly recommend - Sam Spade in zombieland. I really hope this is not a stand alone book as it could make a great series.
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on 15 January 2013
WOW wasn't expecting that . I'm not gonna spoil it for you but if you like zombie books give it a try . I really enjoyed this
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on 27 August 2009
A girl turns up dead in New York and has not relived as a zombie. This is a cause for concern for the living and the "life challenged" alike. An ex cop hits the streets to solve a case that has the NYPD baffled (they usually solve murders by asking the victim what happened). Dead America has everything lifism, Necrophilia, cosmetic embalming, a black market in 2nd hand bodyparts and zombie organised crime.
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