Chris is your friendly neighborhood zombie. He has desires and hungers just like the rest of the undead, which is convenient since his brother, Spencer, is the village mortician. There's just one problem: Spencer has met a girl. There's no winning for Chris. If things go well with the girl, Spencer is going to neglect him. If things go poorly, the consequences could be verChris is your friendly neighborhood zombie. He has desires and hungers just like the rest of the undead, which is convenient since his brother, Spencer, is the village mortician. There's just one problem: Spencer has met a girl. There's no winning for Chris. If things go well with the girl, Spencer is going to neglect him. If things go poorly, the consequences could be very far reaching. What's a zombie to do?...
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Amazing. The best way I can describe C.V. Hunt's books so far is that they are like those amazing chocolate espresso beans or a small piece of extremely good quality chocolate--small package with major flavor. I was very interested to try this book out for a rather perverse reason--I am so over the zombie thing. I watch the Walking Dead because I love the characters--the zombie thing? Meh. It's SO been done. That's why I was fascinated to see what C.V. Hunt would do with the trope. She's so original I just knew that she'd find a way to make zombies interesting again. Bingo!I don't like to give a way a lot in my reviews--more going for explaining qualities that I like but I will say instead of viruses, or government experiments Hunt goes for a much more interesting zombie making vision--good old fashioned voodoo. The zombie still hungers for flesh but also has feelings and thoughts, which makes it's state sadder and more frightening in a way. I've always thought one of the scariest ideas behind zombies would be if they were still them inside but craved the flesh of the living--I mean how horrible would that be. She adds so many interesting ideas to the zombie thing as well--music to simulate a heartbeat for movement, seeing life as a type of sparkle dancing over the bodies of the living--just really fine little touches. That said, this book is way more than zombies. I love the use of alternate points of view on each chapter, and honestly she's a master at character development in a very short format. I cared about these characters--I wanted good things for them---even the zombie. The book also has Hunt's dark humor and a non-cliched romantic edge--both of which I love. I am so glad I own so many of her books--I can't wait to start the next one.
This was a cool book. At under 100 pages, it was also a quick easy read. I received it as a goodreads.com giveaway and I read it in a few hours while relaxing one morning around a campfire. Each chapter was written like a journal entry from various characters, each centrally focused on the main character (who never had his own chapter). We got to learn about the main character's pain, torment, and evil plans through the eyes and words of others (one character had no words, only thoughts. The other had no eyes, only words). After finishing it, I wished that there was more. But I was happy to see the listing of other books from the same publisher listed in the back....all with equally disturbing titles. I'm excited to dig into the other offerings and also saw there was at least one more from C.V. Hunt. I really enjoyed!
An interesting twist on the standard Zombie myth but sadly this isn't a horror novel. In all honesty we only have one zombie and he's stuck in a closet and reduced to eating stray cats and whatever his brother removes from the bodies at the funeral home they own. The problem is that there are lot of great ideas but because the book is so short they all seem to fall flat. I liked the premise and the story but I just felt frustrated at the end because there were all these interesting ideas yet they were never explored. The way the zombies were created was a great start but we never get to see the plan all the way through. Spencer raises the dead but we don't get to ride along. If the book had been longer and fleshed out a little better who knows what we would've had. As it is Zombieville feels like a half finished book.
Voodoo huh?Well...huh.Ever read something, sit back, and wonder why you just read that? Well, that was kind of my reaction with this one.Spencer (the weirdo of the story) turns his brother into a zombie with voodoo magic and then keeps him...basically caged...in the basement of their home...which happens to be the local funeral parlor.There were so many cliché's like that...and 90% of the story was more of a bad romance than anything...If you are looking for a YA zombie flick, this could be worth it for you. To me, this was just a bad romance, one twisted weirdo, and a few zombies thrown in at the end to make it look good.The writing and editing weren't bad though.
A story of love, loss, pain, death, and zombies. Who could ask for anything more?What I like about C.V. Hunt's books is that they tend to be well written, telling a vivid story with excellent character development all in a very compact format without getting overly wordy. A lot of authors could learn a few lessons from her when it comes to succinct story telling. This book is no exception, and was a very fun read.