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This review is from: Not All Of Them About Zombies (Paperback)
NOT ALL OF THEM ABOUT ZOMBIES is a collection of ten short stories and a poem by a young, British writer. While it is difficult to categorize the stories into any one genre, they most definitely reflect the mind of someone who seems to be always asking, "what if...?"
There is a very amusing preface that seems to highlight the personality of the writer as he introduces his book. The introduction offers an explanation of each story and the origins of it. While it is always interesting to know where inspiration strikes and how a story comes to be, I recommend saving the introduction for later so that your mind is completely open as you are reading.
Among the stories included in this collection are some that seek to answer very unique questions. In "Selling Liberty" readers are placed in the middle of an evolving storyline. A girl is desperately trying to evade two men who are after her prize possession. Can you determine the true story from the point of view you are presented with?
Another question, posed in "The Happily Ever After," is what ever happened to Little Red Riding Hood? How did her experience with the Big Bad Wolf affect the rest of her life?
Mixed among the stories is a fair share of horror (werewolves and true fears realized) and sci-fi (imagine waking up as one entity in a shared body).
While author Matthew Rowe has presented some very imaginative ideas in this book, I must also mention that there is some very graphic, adult content in one of the stories.
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Reviewed by: JodiG.