I don't usually read this genre of story, but I like to stretch myself sometimes by reading something I wouldn't ordinarily read. To my own surprise I enjoyed the book immensely. The author has created a story that could be viewed as a parable of our time. In the story, hatred of zombies is stoked up for political as well as masochistic purposes; demonstrators complaining against the the way zombies are treated are sometimes poor idealists, but sometimes not the poor idealists they appear to be; and in between those two groups are the main characters just simply trying to go about their business.
Why I enjoyed the book despite not liking zombie books is that the author has captured the essence of many contemporary issues. change the word 'zombies' to 'blacks,' 'gays,' 'homeless,' 'native,' or 'disabled' people and the story would have still worked.
(review of free book)