A record store near where we had lunch had an appearance by zombie bikini calendar models. I’m still trying to figure out to whom such a calendar would appeal to. Is it guys who like bikini models, or necrophiliacs?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
An interesting read, though it focuses more on the historical and cultural zombies than on the Romero style of undead. It is a quick read, focusing on the various types of “zombies” that are found in the world, from the well known “Voodoo zombies” to mummies to even Irish zombies. Also included are stories of people who were supposed to have created zombies, and tales of zombies themselves.
I did have a problem with the treatment of the Romero zombies. There is some passing mention early in the book about this style, and one chapter called “Know Your Enemy” which seems to focus on the cinematic zombie entirely. These references seem out of place in a book that focuses almost entirely on zombies in the traditional sense. I felt that the book would have been better served if it just focused on the traditional rather than the cinematic.
I can’t say that I’m a big fan of the zombie genre. But then, I can’t say that I am not either.