Monday, 18 April 2011

URBAN FANTASY FACTUAL REVIEW: Zombie Autopsies - Dr Steven C Schlozman

Release Date: 14/04/11


It seems that renowned zombie expert Dr Stanley Blum kept a detailed record of the vital work that he and his crack medical team conducted in their desperate bid to find a cure for the epidemic that is devastating the world. This is his notebook and it doesn't make comfortable reading. Here he documents the unique biology of zombie organisms for the first time, Notes taken during his dissection of immobilized but still functioning zombies include graphic depictions of the internal workings of these once-humans, and reveal in grim detail the zombie anatomy and offer shocking insights into how these creatures function. This is not a book for the fainthearted. And what soon becomes tragically clear is that Blum and his staff were caught up in a race against time...for they too start to succumb to the zombie plague. We can only guess at the fate of Dr. Blum. But now that his notebook has been made available to the UN, the WHO and the wider world, we can only pray that Blum's scientific discoveries offer some hope for humankind on earth against the plague of the living dead...


Fans of the zombie apocalypse will just love this title by Dr Steven C Schlozman who takes a medical look at the phenomena of the Zombie and takes the reader through a zombie autopsy. It is cleverly written, looks like a genuine article and whilst the illustrations may be a little graphic its s title that will appeal to many readers as they cannot get enough of the walking dead.

Add to this full use of medical terminology which adds to the realism and it is a title that is virtually unheard of by horror fans. The only real downside to this book for me was that it did feel a little too short for what the whole title pertained to and I did expect a map on the growth of the phenom rather than just a quick blurb before getting to the nitty gritty.

All in this title will appeal not just to Zombie fans but also to one cross section hat many may not have considered, the writer of urban fantasy, the descriptions have great use, they’ll add an authenticity to your work and above all else the use of medical terminology will make this a much thumbed through book. All in a great little title although at the end of the day it is more of a coffee book than anything else due to its length. Still thought provoking and I suspect that the good Doctor will either write another Zombie title or perhaps a medical examination of the Vampire or Werewolf or perhaps even a Frankenstein journal.

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