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Zone One - Colson Whitehead
Zone One
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A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. After the worst of the plague is over, armed forces stationed in Chinatown’s Fort Wonton have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street—aka Zone... show more
A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. After the worst of the plague is over, armed forces stationed in Chinatown’s Fort Wonton have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street—aka Zone One. Mark Spitz is a member of one of the three-person civilian sweeper units tasked with clearing lower Manhattan of the remaining feral zombies. Zone One unfolds over three surreal days in which Spitz is occupied with the mundane mission of straggler removal, the rigors of Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder (PASD), and the impossible task of coming to terms with a fallen world. And then things start to go terribly wrong…At once a chilling horror story and a literary novel by a contemporary master, Zone One is a dazzling portrait of modern civilization in all its wretched, shambling glory.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307455178 (0307455173)
ASIN: 0307455173
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
2.5 Overcome by the P.A.S.D
In the efforts of full disclosure, this book is described as "literary," and I really don't do literary. As it turns out, I'm not what you might call an aficionado of the zombie genre. Please, please keep that in mind when you read my review. I think that this was the first straightforward zombie...
Intensely Focused
Intensely Focused rated it
This was an interesting zombie book in that it focused on a period of time after the outbreak when the surviving government, such as it is, is trying to clear out the island of Manhattan and make it livable again. The problem is that I kept thinking about one of those shows about life after humans ...
Raging Biblioholism
Raging Biblioholism rated it
5.0 Zone One
When is a zombie novel not a zombie novel? When it's this novel. Smart, funny, fast, violent, and profound. All words used to describe this book. I seriously can't say a bad word about it. It just struck such a chord in me, this suburban boy turned New Yorker. I also appreciate zombies. Lots ...
pixiestyx
pixiestyx rated it
2.0 Zone One
This was just such a mess. I suppose you could argue that the character is living a nightmare and therefore his train of thought is going to be chaotic, but this book just drove me nuts. It jumped around all over the place - a couple of times I thought perhaps pages were out of order or I missed a p...
wjmcomposer
wjmcomposer rated it
3.0 Zone One
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 supp...
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