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“Zombie, Inc.” by Christine Dougherty

April 1, 2015

Hello ladies and gentlemen!  Welcome to the Casa!

Please excuse the short post today.  Today was my long day at work, and coupled with the pain of a possible kidney stone, I don’t have as much energy as I normally do.  So, without further ado, let’s dive right into this week’s book review… “Zombie, Inc.” by Christine Dougherty.

Picture yourself in a future where, not only has humanity survived a zombie uprising, but it has found a way for the reanimated dead to become helpful.  An entire enterprise has risen to meet people’s needs to protect their property, Zombie Inc.  It is a government contracted company that repurposes the corpses to keep living humans safe.  People no longer view the zombies as threats, at least those not tasked with servicing the security systems or providing the proverbial “guard dogs”.  Add to the mix a group similar to PETA and many other animal rights groups who believe that the undead are still human and deserve to be treated with dignity and a deep conspiracy within the company, and you have the makings of a decent story.

As much as I like the idea of the story and the way they portrayed some of the main characters, there were a few whose back story and how they acted in crisis situations always seemed to contradict themselves, and not in a well defining way.  That being said, I thought that the author brought out quite a bit of believability in the main two characters especially.  I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in zombie fiction.  My rating is a 3 out of 5.

You can find Zombie Inc in paperback and e-book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Until we meet again in two weeks…

Donald “D.J.” Pitsiladis

P.S. — Check me out on the HorrorAddicts.net podcast and blog as well as in the short story collections “Forgotten Places” and “Fresh Blood” (both available on Amazon.com)

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