Book Review – “Bizarre Zombie Stories” by Veronica Mordem
It seems like just yesterday that I talked to you (which it probably was), so I think I’ll skip the formalities for today and jump right into today’s book, “Bizarre Zombie Stories” by Veronica Mordem.
This is a collection of short stories, all written by Veronica Mordem, and all being about different aspects of life with zombies. I found a lot of enjoyment in reading them, but as you read them, you get an inkling on when the stories written during the author’s career. Sadly, the book is bookended (pun not intended… maybe) by her earliest stories (my guess anyway). And almost had me stop reading after a I began. About half of the stories, whose ideas were good, needed more editing done before being released into the book. Some of them are tropes, even the well written ones, and some are interesting takes you don’t see much of in this era of popularized zombie fiction.
Even with the rough stories, I enjoyed the collection. The ideas were playful, and I enjoyed the genre bending in some of the stories, especially the science fiction story “Decaying Orbit”. These are stories you read for fun, on a rainy day, or when you want a palette cleanser from a heavier story. My rating for this collection is a 3.0 out of 5.0.
You can find “Bizarre Zombie Stories” in the Amazon Kindle store.
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