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Date I Read The Book:
My Star Rating:
(From novella introduction)
This is a bad zombie apocalypse novella. It was written in a hurry. It is riddled with inconsistencies. And it never quite arrives at whatever point it sought to make. But remember: The $25 you donated to charity in exchange for this steaming mess of prose will help our species shuffle along, and I hope you’ll feel warmed by your good deed as you read. Thank you for decreasing the overall worldwide level of suck, and as they say in my hometown: Don’t forget to be awesome.
My Review: (Vague Spoilers)
As John Green said, this is a terrible zombie novella (its 72 pages), written for charity.
That being said, it is hilarious in its terribleness. It is alternatively hilariously stupid for stupidities own sake, acknowledging its terribleness in the way that makes it great, and is occasionally pretentious and profound in the way all John Green books tend to be, and while those parts sound serious, you can never really tell and, I don’t know way, it makes those parts even funnier. It even makes senseless murder funny in the way Scary Movie does. It is essentially satire.
That being said, its free, and entertaining enough, so I’d say if you’ve ever liked a John Green book to go ahead and read it. It’ll kill an hour of boredom.
“I came to the conclusion a while ago that there is nothing
romantic or supernatural about loving someone: Love is the privilege
of being responsible for another.”
― John Green,
“Anyway, I learned an important lesson from all of this: While gun ownership is
morally reprehensible in the civilized world, firepower is more or less
de rigeur in a zombie apocalypse.”
― John Green, Zombicorns