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Most people think of zombies as mindless monsters, shambling their way to the nearest available brain. Zaphod would beg to differ. Hell, he doesn't even LIKE brains. Ever since he joined the ranks of the undead, Zaphod has been having a hard time fitting in. After getting fired from his job, kicked out of the motel he was staying at, and facing prejudice and racism everywhere he turns, Zaphod finally catches a break when he finds a room to rent on craigslist.
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Feb 9, 2011This is a book for anyone who's been discriminated against especially if it was something that wasn't their fault. It's a short story, but it gets straight to the point. Somehow in 176 pages, Krumbine manages to evolve characters, solve problems, and touch on some deep issues of life, death, living, and letting go. Zaphod teaches us that whether life is too short, or unlife is too long, grudges should not be kept, and sometimes they can eat at you from the inside and obscure your view of the world making it harder to enjoy the time we're given.
Dec 7, 2010Known on YouTube for shows such as Webcams, The Beanie Boy Show and Krumbine's Brain, this bloke is a prolific creative mind. He seems to be constantly writing, producing or editing something, for YouTube, and when i saw that he had finally finished this novella starring Zaphod Zombie, one of his YouTube creations, i knew it had to be worth a look. I'm going to be honest here. First impressions count for me. Most books i buy are chosen based on the cover alone. My first thoughts here were that the book doesn't seem to be very substantial. The page count is much lower than i am used to, and though I'll repeat again that this IS a novella, the combination of this and an apparently low page by page word count made me slightly uneasy. I came into this book being familiar with Jordan's writing, and was worried that it was going to end up being flimsy in comparison. However, those worries were completely unwarranted. Although a lot seems to happen in these few pages, but it doesn't feel in... More > the slightest bit rushed. The fact that it's written in first person, from Zaphod's perspective, i think allows more to happen in less time because it comes across almost as a diary, with Zaphod recounting the days events. The flow from one situation to the next works excellently, too, with nothing appearing completely out of the blue, or a character suddenly acting a particular way to get the story to point where the author wanted it to go. The one time that it seemed like a character was shoe-horned in for the novelty factor, ended up working well too. The flow of the story as a whole worked, in my opinion, very well. The characters were believable as people, with the dialogue being natural, funny where it was intended, and at times, really quite deep. The end of this book, i applause, because Krumbine managed to do something that when i thought about it afterward, is really quite remarkable. He managed to tie up all the important loose ends, AND leave the story virtually on a cliff hanger. Read this book if you want a complete story, but equally so, you'll be left wanting more without feeling cheated. Go buy this book.< Less
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- Standard Copyright License
- October 30, 2010
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.43 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 4.25 wide x 6.88 tall
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