Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Zombie Autopsies by Steven C. Schlozman, MD

The Zombie Autopsies by Stephen C. Schlozman, MD
2011, Grand Central Publishing


Synopsis: As the walking dead rise up throughout the world, a few brave doctors attempt to find a cure by applying forensic techniques to captured zombies.

On a remote island a crack medical team has been sent to explore a radical theory that could uncover a cure for the epidemic. Based on the team's research and the observations of renowned zombie expert Dr. Stanley Blum, THE ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES documents for the first time the unique biology of zombie organisms.

Detailed drawings of the internal organs of actual zombies provide an accurate anatomy of these horrifying creatures. Zombie brains, hearts, lungs, skin, and digestive system are shown, while Dr. Blum's notes reveal shocking insights into how they function--even as Blum and his colleagues themselves begin to succumb to the plague.

No one knows the ultimate fate of Dr. Blum or his researchers. But now that his notebook, THE ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES, has been made available to the UN, the World Health Organization, and the general public, his scientific discoveries may be the last hope for humans on earth.

The Good: I really liked the format of The Zombie Autopsies. The story was told in journal form combined with other documents as sort of an informational packet to high-up decision makers. The drawings were detailed and done well.

The Bad: Dreadfully boring is the kindest I can put it. Pretty much no zombie action (as expected) coupled with an in depth look at the hows and whys of zombiism laden with technical medical jargon made this short book drag. Dr. Blum isn't a character you really care about and there are minimal secondary characters, none of which elicit the readers concern.

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