Thursday, August 27, 2009

Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum

Zombie Haiku
by Ryan Mecum

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Zombies
Published: 2008
Paperback: 139
Rating: 5

Inspiration: September Zombie Week

Description from book:
What you hold in your hands is a document from the early days of the zombie plague. Little is known about the author before his infection -- only that he was a poet. This facsimile of his actual journal recounts the events of humanity's darkest hours through the intimate poetry of haiku. Inside you'll find increasingly disjointed and terrifying three-line poems (all in the classic 5-7-5 syllable structure), and follow the undead poet on a journey through deserted streets and barricaded doors.

Experience every eye-popping, gut-wrenching, flesh-eating moment of the eventual downfall of the human race from the point of view of a zombie, and gain insight to help you survive--if you can.

Excerpt (pg 32):
One thing on my mind,
only one thing on my mind.
I'm going to eat you.

Zombification: plague

My thoughts:
In-a-word: uhhhhhhhh

Loved this "cute" little book. It is filled with Western Haiku by a poet-turned-zombie's perspective. The pages are splattered with blood along with pictures and sketches and other visual goodies to make it truly zombie-ish. I didn't look too carefully at the pictures for fear of scaring myself too much.

Zombie treat:
Ryan will be featured in a guest post during September Zombies Week at the epic rat.


  1. Nice review! This sounds pretty interesting, a cross between the man-eating and humanesque zombie.

  2. I went looking for this book today at the bookstore, and all I saw were copies of his latest Vampire Haikus! Cool, but sad.

    I wanted zombies :(

  3. Wow. I think I'd have to skip the illustrations, too...I'm sensitive (or a wimp, if you want to call it that). But it sounds hilarious, which is always a plus.


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