Book Review, Horror

Dawn of Zombie Haiku

I found this book a while ago and thought it would be a funny quick read. Turns out I was right!

Author: Ryan Mecum
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
Published: August 8th 2011
ISBN: 9781440312861
Pages: 139
Rating: 3/5
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Plot Summary
Some race. Some lurch. Others come crawling, limping, staggering—dragging themselves toward anyone who might still have a pulse. Zombies invade the island of Manhattan, and they are hungry.

The story of the zombie apocalypse is told through the eyes of Dawn, a ten-year-old girl who has been well-schooled in the undead because of her father’s love of zombie movies. As the zombies approach, Dawn and her dad realize the time has come to implement their Zombie Escape Plan, so they gather friends and escape to the Statue of Liberty.

Only… the plan doesn’t go quite as expected. Dawn documents their downfall in her haiku journal, where the limb-snapping, eye-popping, bone-crunching zombies eventually make her one of their own. In gory detail, and sometimes channeling her favorite poets, she describes the gruesome scenes before her—and her own frightening impulses.

My Opinion
Some books are the perfect read for fun and this is definitely one of those books. I had a great time reading this book, which is a funny little package. Dawn of Zombie Haiku is about a girl who lives in a world that’s filled with zombie’s.

You can’t expect something great here, so don’t expect any real character development and stuff like that. But it was definitely a fun little book, was easy to read and had the right amount of action to keep reading through it. You could almost call in a page-turner, because I kept wanting to know what happened next.

We have to talk about the way the book is presented, with stock photo’s and blood splatters. It’s an incredibly creative way to present this story, as it adds to the general atmosphere of the book.

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