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Scooby Doo meets the occasional Zombie
on 8 March 2011
I was so looking forward to reading this book based on some of the better reviews but I should have paid heed to the worst ones. I am fairly new to the zombie genre of books and although I knew it was not going to be a zombie-fest, what remained was pure repetitious drivel. Like a previous reviewer I was also thoroughly fed-up with the constant references to the main character's eye condition and found that the triumverate of bloggers were so stereotypical of a kid's cartoon show I really think that this was written with a TV serial in mind - Scooby Doo meets Bart Simpson comes to mind. The adopted brother and sister bloggers are in their late 20s and it's 26 years after the first appearance of zombies yet the brother jumps fences and gets his kicks from baiting and poking zombies with a stick! I thought I'd stumbled on a book meant for teenagers after reading the opening chapter. For the first time in years I found myself flicking whole swathes of pages trying to escape ad nauseum descriptions of the retina sensitivity of that flat, one-dimensional character of the sister.
Half-way through this book I felt a zombie-like rage come over me and finally gave up at page 250. Even the rare bits of zombie action in this book was mild! I didn't find that this book portrayed one bit of 'intelligent writing' ; long-drawn-out details of the bloggers technical equipment did not make interesting reading for me. I can only remember one other book where I could find nothing good to say about it but hey, compared to this load of twaddle, it's looking more like War and Peace. One last word, this reviewer will be first to say, 'I knew it!' if this turns out to be a TV serial like the current fashion for vampire programmes.