Category Archives: Zombie Awareness Month

Review: Zombie, Ohio: A Tale of the Undead by Scott Kenemore

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (February 8, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1616082062
  • Source: Library copy

Peter Mellor is a college professor in rural Ohio.  While attempting to visit his girlfriend in the midst of a zombie outbreak, Peter gets into a horrible car accident. Believing he has survived this accident unscathed, he returns to campus, a slight case of amnesia his only ailment. Shortly upon his return he soon realizes that while he’s still walking and talking, he died in that accident and is now one of the undead.

Peter’s situation is certainly unique. Never before has any other zombie been able to maintain an intelligent conversation.  Really, the only obvious indication that he is one of the undead is the huge part of his head that is missing, easily covered by wearing a ballcap. His situation, however, gets worse when  he realizes that the accident that killed him was no accident. Someone intentionally cut his break lines. So in addition to get adjusted to his new undead life, Peter must track down his killer as well.

If you haven’t guessed it yet, Zombie, Ohio isn’t your typical zombie novel. In addition to the  typical humans versus zombie survivalist routine, Kenemore also adds a great deal of dry humor and suspense. Unlike many other zombie novels, readers get the monster’s side of the story, following Peter as he becomes more aware of his “condition.” In doing this, his character develops and evolves into a completely changed “man,” not only due to his situation.  The author’s political and social commentary add to the overall tone of this novel, kicking it up one level on the intellectual meter.

So, if you are looking for a zombie novel with a brains (there, I said it!) and a bit of gore, this is the novel for you.  Highly recommended!zombieawarenessmonth



TSS: Are You Prepared for Zombie Awareness Month?

Ok, likely you aren’t even aware of Zombie Awareness month, but let me assure you, it exists.  I can’t resist participating, so I’ve coming up with:

Monday……Zombie Moooondaay!  Each Monday, I will feature one of my favorite zombie books. Thanks to the success of the Walking Dead Movie series, zombie fiction and film are experiencing quite a comeback. You might say they are raising from the dead (Har Har!)

Have a favorite zombie book or movie? I encourage you to spotlight it as well!  As a matter of fact, Bob from The Guilded Earlobe will be celebrating Zombie Awareness Month as well. Check out his site for reviews of zombie-related books, guest posts, interviews & more. Bob has introduced me to a wealth of pretty outstanding zombie books so be sure to check it out!

In case you missed it, here’s what’s happened on the blog this week:

I’m looking for another great bookish weekend! How was your week?