First of all, I would like to apologize to my fellow zombiephiles for neglecting the site for over a month. This year has turned out to be quite crazy, and at this point, the only thing that could make it crazier is an undead outbreak. This is due in part to the recent EXPLOSION of zombie literature, and – unlike previous years – 2012 has provided some high-quality infectious horror. So, until I can sort through all the blood and gore piled in my apocalypse bunker (aka my office), I’m going to be doing “retro reviews.” Basically, reviews of literary items that should be in every zombiephile’s collection.
One such item is Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry For Your…Brains by Ryan Mecum. This little gem was something I discovered whilst perusing my local bookstore for some other zombie lit. I figured since The ZSG (guide form) and Day by Day Armageddon (journal form) worked for me, I would give zombie haikus a chance.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the haikus formed an actual story, about a guy having a real bad day at work, instead of just being a random assortment of undead poetry. Another bonus was the size of the book: easy to carry with me in my bug-out bag without taking up much room. It would also make the perfect gift for any zombie fan this holiday season.
Since the publication of Zombie Haiku, Ryan Mecum has been making quite a name for himself in the horror community, and I encourage you to read his other work.