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"My right arm fell off today. Lucky me, I'm left handed." So starts the story of Jessie Anne Porter. She was killed when she was a teenager and her father crashed into a pickup truck.
Jessie tells us that she remembers waking up in her casket and having to kick her way out and then crawl to the surface. Somehow she had become a zombie like creature. She notes that her stink didn't bother her but she was consumed with hunger and drawn to the scent of a rabbit that ran past in the cemetery.
Jessie joins a group of zombies, the Fly-by-Nights. Unlike traditional zombies, the mutated beings had human traits. Florian is ancient and philosophical, Teresa is the pack leader, she's territorial and demonstrates her jealousy.
It demands a certain discipline for the uniniated to read a zombie story, I was constantly grossed out as in one point a large beetle emerged from one zombie as he made the transition from a bloater to a feeder.
A new illness is discovered which causes undead beings to grow new skin and muscle and become more lifelike. At the same time, humans or hoos become near death and often beg to be killed.The story continues with groups of zombies attempting to gain power and humans to wipe out the zombies. Then this new illness seems like an epidemic and the reader must learn the effect on both groups.
Jessie and Florian are unique characters and the novel certainly should be ranked highly for originality and the telling of a tale.
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