Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
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The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer

Title: The Loving Dead
Author: Amelia Beamer
Genre: It's not quite horror. It's more like zombie fiction.
Setting: San Francisco in the present day.
Reason for Reading: It was on the "new sf" shelf at the library, and the blurb from Christopher Moore on the front cover sold me.
Finished In: Days
Pages: 241, plus a quote and an author bio
Copyright Date: 2010
Cover: Not very evocative. Shows the faces of two people on the edge of an embrace. One is a zombie, by her gray skin and white eyes. The other is human. The tones of the cover are brown with red spatters.
First line: "The sun had set by the time Kate left the belly dance class."
Best part: How could you not love zombies vs. hipsters? I mean, seriously.
Worst part: It doesn't feel like a sequel would make sense.
Imaginary Theme Song: "Living Dead Girl" by Rob Zombie
Grade: B
Recommended for: Not just zombie fans, but folks like myself who have felt themselves a little puzzled by the zombie craze.
Related Media: I think the movies Zombieland and Zombie Strippers have a lot in common with this book. I have read very little zombie literature so I don't know what to suggest on that front.
Tags: books 2010, fiction
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