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Review: I Fell in Love With a Zombie

I Fell in Love with a Zombie I Fell in Love with a Zombie by Sean Kennedy


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As with Tigers & Devils, what made this story a delight to read, and will make it a re-read for me, is Jay's character voice. I love that he runs the gamut from desperate to survive, to pleased with himself for figuring out how to hotwire a car, to disgusted with himself for his first sexual encounter in ages, to hopeful (eventually.)

The atmosphere and setting very zombie-movie-like, so zombie movie fans will definitely enjoy it. One thing the book was able to touch on that the movies don't is the inner turmoil of being a regular person who has to kill someone else to survive.

The love interest is a surprise and a delight, and though he has very few lines, he's infused with a funny and disturbing pathos. He could very nearly have stolen the show, but he's handled adeptly so he doesn't.

I do hope there's a sequel. The plot doesn't tie up in a neat bow at the end, but I think if it did it would overshadow the point, which is that Jay has found hope.

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egret17
Jun. 12th, 2010 09:03 am (UTC)
*uncovers eyes*

I got the entire story pack from DSP, which means downloading the stories one at a time. This one hasn't come up yet, alas!
jordan_c_price
Jun. 12th, 2010 10:58 am (UTC)
Agh. The anticipation must be killing you!
egret17
Jun. 12th, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)
Just a leeeeetle bit.

*sigh*
cdn_tam
Jun. 12th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
Okay, I must settle down this weekend and finish this. I only got to page 5 and life interrupted but everyone is raving. Hopefully this evening. Great review.
jordan_c_price
Jun. 12th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
If I can read it in one evening, anyone can. (I subvocalize.)
littlegreenleaf
Jun. 12th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
I loved Tigers and Demons and was so happy to hear that Sean Kennedy has a new book! Thank you for keeping us all informed. I've already purchased it and can't wait to finish the book I'm currently reading so I can start on I Fell In Love With A Zombie!
jordan_c_price
Jun. 12th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
I hate sports and I loved Tigers and Devils. I was thrilled to see Sean bringing his talents to a genre I actually liked!
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