Author: Ryan Mecum
Publisher: How Books
Date: July 14, 2008
This book is a mix of poetry and journal entries that document the end of the human race due to a zombie plague. This book will be very appealing to zombie fans and those that like horror poetry. The book starts with entries from Chris Lynch who acquired this journal from a zombie’s arm he severed while trapped in an airport bathroom. Chris documents his fall from human existence into a flesh-eating zombie while the poetry haikus are from another person who documented the beginning of the zombie plague and his mental state after becoming one of them.
Ryan Mecum wrote a nail-biting tale that will keep readers engaged to the very end! The text format was easy to follow and the illustrations complimented the narrations. The plot itself was very suspenseful and captivating, I could not put this book down until I finished it! Mecum’s twist of giving the reader a bird’s eye view of a zombie’s mental capacity would attract horror fans everywhere! The connection of poetry and horror was very interesting. Robert Kirkman, author of The Walking Dead and Marvel Zombies wrote, “Ryan Mecum has quite possibly found the only corner of entertainment not yet infected by the zombie plague--haiku--and made me wonder why it took this long, as the two seem to go together like zombies and brains” (retrieved from Amazon on November 22, 2009). Horror and dark poetry fans will eat this one up!
Amazon Editorial Review:
"A thoroughly unique and entertaining experience. Ryan Mecum has quite possibly found the only corner of entertainment not yet infected by the zombie plague--haiku--and made me wonder why it took this long, as the two seem to go together like zombies and brains. I highly recommend it to fans of all things zombie." -- Robert Kirkman, author of The Walking Dead and Marvel Zombies. Retrieved from Amazon (accessed November 22, 2009).
Delaney of Wisconsin wrote:
"The Zombie Haiku embarks on a journey through a recently turned zombie, each haiku leads to another haiku, they build to tell a story. It's dark and gruesome, funny and clever, it's absolutely brilliant. I'm glad I picked it up, and I have since purchased a number of other copies for my dark and devilishly fun friends" Retrieved from Amazon (accessed November 22, 2009).
You can access a website devoted to this book by clicking on: http://zombiehaiku.com/ (accessed November 22, 2009). This website contains information about this book and a three minute video commercial of the book itself. You can also access the author's website by clicking on: http://ryanmecum.com/ (accessed November 22, 2009).