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Zone One

Zone One - Colson Whitehead A WillReview:Pros:Good concept for zombie fiction.Strong Author.Strong Narrative.Good Ending.Cons:Overly Wordy for no good reason.Annoying word patterns (I think the author had a bet to see how many times the word "Winnowed" could be used in this book.Lack of humanity in the characters. They're supposed to be completely @%@%$'d up in the head, many of them, sure...but when we're told that they feel a quickening of the senses when danger erupts, reminding them of the early post-apocalyptic days on the run, the author doesn't succeed at convincing us. Other parts felt like they were ripe for expansion, but he leaves us high and dry. Other parts that seemed to be worthy of being glossed over or left out, expanded on in great detail. Don't get me wrong, this is a good book! If you like post-apoc or zombie fiction (hang on, as opposed to what? Zombie non-fiction?) then you WILL like this book unless you just can't wade through the prose, since this is trying to be a serious novel...with zombies. But at the end of the day, I was frustrated by the book because I felt it could have been so much better, and by missing the title of king of the genre, a first book to break free of genre bonds and fly free to literary heights on dusty rotting wings, by falling short is consumed into oblivion.