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  • By charlie4short
    Dec 7, 2009
    I can't say it any better than Mr. Kappa, and I agree entirely with his review. Sure, it's basically a book about zombies taking over the world, but the character development also examines humanity, particularly American society, our true values and what drives us. Romance, suspense, humor, and gore: perfect for all adult readers, no matter where their interests normally lie.
  • By Devon Kappa
    Nov 21, 2009
    Eat Me is formally a series of disconnected short stories, each set in a progressively further future and populated by completely different characters. However, the collection as a whole forms a novelistic arc of the history of a zombie armageddon, from present times through the end of our current civilization and into to what follows. And even though the book itself is fairly short (at 170 pages), the tale is epic. Each story stands very well on its own; by giving himself the luxury to progress through time and different characters' lives, Weeks frees himself to explore some very interesting new ideas (and to bypass entirely those boring, undying cliches that seem to infest zombie fiction, the evil biker gang and the evil military). But even beyond the effectiveness of the individual stories, the whole creates something even greater: an apocalyptic panorama that is variably exciting, humorous, sad, and uplifting. If Eat Me has any (minor) flaw, it is that all of the characters have... More > similar voices. The collection is professionally written and edited, and I enjoy Weeks' casual yet muscular writing style. But Weeks especially excels at a snarky, sarcastic tone (as is apparent from Weeks' other novel here on Lulu, The Adventures of Portly Boy, and Weeks' blog, The Strangelands). In Eat Me, no matter the supposed background of the character narrating a particular story or the overall tone of that piece, one can sense that persona lurking close by. But this is a minor quibble. Even if all the characters sound a bit similar, they are also similarly captivating, and I can unreservedly recommend Eat Me to anyone who is looking for zombie fiction that is epic in scope, imagination, and the range of emotion it inspires (if not in page count).< Less
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Product Details

December 14, 2008
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.68 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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