Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Book in Review: Zombie Notes

Zombie Notes: A Study Guide to the Best in Undead Literary Classics by: Laurie Rozakis, Ph.D
Non-fiction: classics, humor, paranormal 190 pages
Book Count: 5

This book is like a "Cliff Notes" version of books like " Pride and Prejudice and Zombies". It isn't actually for any of the already made books, but takes other classic literature and adds zombies, vampires and/or werewolves. It includes: background, cultural context, list of characters, main ideas and symbols, plot and meaning (with book excerpts),discussion and essay guide and quiz for all of the books. All are written in a way that could be used for making a zombie version of the whole book, there would just be some slight issues with historic accuracy as this book has a number of pop culture references (Most in describing the book or the quizzes) but more importantly they add guns into the storyline that were not invented yet. Some of the stories used are Hamlet, Moby Dick, Wuthering Heights, Frankenstein and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This book has lots of great funny lines in it, including pointing out in a couple of the stories that the author didn't just write the most realistic outcome of an event, because then there wouldn't be a book.

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