Hello, Zombie!

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Take a break from predictable novels to become part of a darkly comic adventure in Surrealism and social commentary, told through a collection of over 2 dozen zombified classics! Welcome to ZUMANKIND’s groundbreaking debut performance of Hello, Zombie! – the riotously hilarious and brilliantly terrifying, black-as-a-top-hat satiric, saturnine-vs-jovial mad-cap Broadway Musical Scentsation! More

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Words: 6,440
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476001357
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Review by: Maria Elaine on March 26, 2012 : (no rating)
You probably already know how to spot and kill a zombie (and if you don't, this book has a handy disclaimer especially suited for the elderly or anyone else who's not hip to zombie lore), and maybe you already have a plan for how to survive a zombie outbreak. But do you understand what it means to be a zombie, or how it feels to make the change from sentient being to receptively challenged?

Learn all this and more as you sing along to the musical presented at "Zumankind, the first ever summit on human/zombie relations" and get insight into the plight of both zombie and human kind in the apocalypse so that peace between "pro-life and post-life" can be achieved. You'll want to sing aloud and tap your feet to the songs styled after classic Broadway hits from shows like Hello Dolly, Singin' in the Rain, Cats, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Learn the whole story: From misguided lab experiments (from a young assistant looking for a way to pay back college loans) that got the whole mess started, to the slow change from husband and lover to flesh eater and brain lover, to the all-out war between humans and zombies. Color illustrations and classic art that has been zombie-fied make the story come to life.

Enjoy an outrageous send-up of modern-day political correctness, liberal do-gooderism, and pop culture. Celebrate zombie pride with The Zombie Pride March and fight for zombie rights with the Undead Civil Liberties Union. Learn about what makes zombies tick and understand their struggle to accept this new identity. After all, they don't know "bite from wrong."

You'll laugh out loud and struggle not to sing aloud as you follow along on this wild ride and learn how to survive in a post-zombie world. Just be careful not to become part of the musical! "Quite a ride!" indeed.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Maria Elaine on March 26, 2012 : (no rating)
You probably already know how to spot and kill a zombie (and if you don't, this book has a handy disclaimer especially suited for the elderly or anyone else who's not hip to zombie lore), and maybe you already have a plan for how to survive a zombie outbreak. But do you understand what it means to be a zombie, or how it feels to make the change from sentient being to receptively challenged?

Learn all this and more as you sing along to the musical presented at "Zumankind, the first ever summit on human/zombie relations" and get insight into the plight of both zombie and human kind in the apocalypse so that peace between "pro-life and post-life" can be achieved. You'll want to sing aloud and tap your feet to the songs styled after classic Broadway hits from shows like Hello Dolly, Singin' in the Rain, Cats, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Learn the whole story: From misguided lab experiments (from a young assistant looking for a way to pay back college loans) that got the whole mess started, to the slow change from husband and lover to flesh eater and brain lover, to the all-out war between humans and zombies. Color illustrations and classic art that has been zombie-fied make the story come to life.

Enjoy an outrageous send-up of modern-day political correctness, liberal do-gooderism, and pop culture. Celebrate zombie pride with The Zombie Pride March and fight for zombie rights with the Undead Civil Liberties Union. Learn about what makes zombies tick and understand their struggle to accept this new identity. After all, they don't know "bite from wrong."

You'll laugh out loud and struggle not to sing aloud as you follow along on this wild ride and learn how to survive in a post-zombie world. Just be careful not to become part of the musical! "Quite a ride!" indeed.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jennifer Cannon on March 20, 2012 :
This is not your typical zombies-take-over-the-world story.

For complete enjoyment, you've got to sing the songs out loud. Wait!... I'm not the Broadway musical-type either, but you've got to give this book a try. And if you've got a friend near by, read it together. I mean... sing it together! We sang through the whole thing in one sitting on Saturday morning and had a blast!! Now I can't get the songs out of my head.

Since I'm not really a musical/Broadway sort, I didn't know all of the tunes. Most are common ones I've heard before, but still needed a little help with the verses. So I highly encourage you to pull out those old records, pop in those VCR tapes, or do what we did.. find the songs on YouTube. Then, sing loud with the songs playing in the background. I highly recommend you to do this, even if you think you know the tune. You'll see how much time the author put into this work matching the rhythms as well as the stresses and intonations of the original works. It's brilliant! And hilarious... in that B horror movie / dark satirical comedy / Barnum & Bailey kind of way.

As the story unfolds, the author goes back and forth between the perspectives of the humans and the zombies, which have landed like the plague everywhere from the star-studded streets of Hollywood to the plains of Oklahoma!. At times, the humans have on their side, ammo and the brains in their heads (as opposed to in their mouths). In those places, the zombies are forced to retreat. Yet cities exist where "Zombie Pride" marches encourage the zombies to, "love your inner zombie" and show it to the world. Is this proof that zombies and humans can co-exist? Or is this the beginning of the end for humans?

While at times of foul taste, the book is reasonably fit for young adult readers and even modern, well... very modern grandparents. (The author is even kind enough to provide a simple guideline for grandparents in the book beginning to warn them of the dangers of a zombie attack and to help them understand that the story about to unfold could indeed happen to the world they thought they knew.) There is sci-fi, there is romance and there is even a "Time Warp"-style dance number that would be hilarious to perform!

Looking forward to "Hello, Zombie", the production on stage!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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