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Zombie, Inc. PDF, ePub eBook Twenty-five years after the deadly plague, the United Five State Republic's most successful company, Zombie, Inc., is in trouble. Will a simple case of dwindling supply and lessening demand be the end of them or will Zombie, Inc. find a way, however unpalatable, to survive?

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Michaelbrent Collings

    This is an INCREDIBLY difficult one to review. Part of that is because I am being chased by T-rex riding nuns right now (long story). Mostly, though, it's because of the mixed feelings I have for this book. I cracked this bad boy open and immediately fell in love. It was a different view of "the zombie story." Which is rare. Set in a post-zombie-apocalyptic world, the threat has been largely contained - even commercialized - by the world's most successful business venture, Zombie, Inc. The tone of This is an INCREDIBLY difficult one to review. Part of that is because I am being chased by T-rex riding nuns right now (long story). Mostly, though, it's because of the mixed feelings I have for this book. I cracked this bad boy open and immediately fell in love. It was a different view of "the zombie story." Which is rare. Set in a post-zombie-apocalyptic world, the threat has been largely contained - even commercialized - by the world's most successful business venture, Zombie, Inc. The tone of the book was great. Each chapter begins with excerpts from the ZI employee handbook, and they add a wonderfully satirical tone. The story itself follows the adventures of two ZI employees, Carl and his trainee, Dill, as they go about the daily grind of dealing with zombie problems. It took a good fifty percent of the book for me to figure out what the "story" part of the story was, and I didn't really care. The tone and the setup was that marvelous. I was enjoying the ride for the ride's sake, and didn't care about the destination. Unfortunately, however, the destination was, for me at least, extremely wanting. The book was a five-star book until the last twenty percent or so. Great tone, incredibly inventive. Lots of opportunity for adventure and social commentary mixed with extraordinary aptitude. And then.... Have you ever seen a relationship where one person just quit? Just threw up his or her hands and basically screamed, "I don't love you anymore!" and walked out for no discernible reason? I almost feel like that's what the author did here. There is NO question in my mind she is incredibly talented. The setup was all there. But where it had been a tightly-crafted plot in a wonderfully realized world, the last fifty pages devolved into what I perceived as a Hollywood shoot-'em-up. And don't get me wrong! I like those movies, too! But this ending just didn't belong with this book. This book deserved another two hundred pages, I thought. The finale could have been an apocalyptic showdown, but the way it all went down just seemed to come out of left field. Worse, for me it left me cold. The characters were ones I appreciated and enjoyed. But the way they were dealt with failed to resonate. It, again, turned from a tremendously inventive story into a paint-by-numbers ending. And I was irritated. Not because this author is a bad writer, but because I thought she was a GREAT writer. And by the end I expected MUCH MUCH more. So a five-star book brought down to three stars by the last quarter or so. Would I recommend it? I don't even know. I'm that conflicted. Great tone, great setup. A lot of fun, an inventive take. And a story that fell apart. Sigh. Why can't life be easy? Still, I have to thank the author for the good stuff, and for showing that there are different ways to do the "same ol', same ol'."

  2. 4 out of 5

    Madison Keller

    The premise of this book is interesting. The basic theme is that corporations that don’t take the needs of their employees into account are more evil than zombies during a zombie apocalypse. The two main characters work as threat assessors for just such a company. The company has the apropos name of ‘Zombie, Inc.” Known through the book as ZI, they provide home protection measures against zombies. Lately, with the dwindling zombie population, they have branched out into home protection against hu The premise of this book is interesting. The basic theme is that corporations that don’t take the needs of their employees into account are more evil than zombies during a zombie apocalypse. The two main characters work as threat assessors for just such a company. The company has the apropos name of ‘Zombie, Inc.” Known through the book as ZI, they provide home protection measures against zombies. Lately, with the dwindling zombie population, they have branched out into home protection against human threats, by selling zombies as leashed guard dogs. Throughout the book, short snippets of the ZI company manual are included. These are almost too well written, containing huge blocks of dense legalese. Although they are pretty entertaining, they don’t add much in my opinion and can be easily skipped in favor of diving right back into the narrative. The story is engaging, with the main mystery of the plot revolving around the identity of a person who, near the start of the book, lets loose one of the zombies from the R&D section of the building. The two main characters, Carl and Dill, both feel very real, and each have their own demons they have to master during the course of the novel. Carl in particular is very moving. I liked Dill overall, but it almost seemed like the author couldn’t decide on her personality, as she could go from tough girl to crying girl breaking down over nothing/fainting at the drop of a hat. The rest of the characters were a bit more like cardboard cutouts. Candy’s past, as it comes out near the end, feels tacked on. In particular, the main villan’s motivations were very foggy to me. I didn’t understand what he stood to gain or even thought he stood to gain, by his actions. This soured the experience of the book, especially towards the end.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tracey

    This book was well written and an interesting, different take on the traditional zombie story. I was really into it in the beginning but it kind of lost me about 70% in. Right around when the action started. I don't know why. Maybe because the novelty wore off and it stopped being a different sort of story and turned into true zombie hunt/fight gore. Still, well written and different. Just not my favorite.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Randy Harmelink

    I enjoyed the story quite a bit. A refreshing take on a post-zombie apocalypse situation. There are also some very unique and humorous characters. However, the world in which Zombie, Inc. exists makes no sense. So I classify this as the equivalent of a "popcorn" movie. Just enjoy the story and don't think about it too much.

  5. 4 out of 5

    WriteIntoPrint.com

    Prolific horror/paranormal author Christine Dougherty has already achieved an Editor’s Choice accolade from me – and this was no mean feat, given she had to lure this particular curmudgeonly editor into a topic that I would normally shy away from: God – or the devil to be more precise – is a subject that I avoid like the plague. So I invited her over for a Q&A session following my being entranced by her uncompromising story The Devil Stood Up. So when Christine disclosed that she and her muse Prolific horror/paranormal author Christine Dougherty has already achieved an Editor’s Choice accolade from me – and this was no mean feat, given she had to lure this particular curmudgeonly editor into a topic that I would normally shy away from: God – or the devil to be more precise – is a subject that I avoid like the plague. So I invited her over for a Q&A session following my being entranced by her uncompromising story The Devil Stood Up. So when Christine disclosed that she and her muse had contrived a new storyline during a visit to a burger bar, I was interested in what the premise would be – until after publication – when I learned the title of the novel was Zombie, Inc. Zombies? … and me? Not exactly my preferred reading subject – and that’s an understatement: like, you’d have to pay me to read a zombie novel or watch a zombie movie, and I told the author as much in advance mitigation that I wouldn’t get on with it. You see, horror is not really my bag at all and were it not for my reading “Devil” I would not have given it a second look. But it soon became apparent that this talented writer has a kind of tractor beam that pulls in the reader, be it their genre or not. I was wholly engrossed from start to finish by the premise, presentation and style of this hilarious satire. Top marks yet again, Christine!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Steph Ann

    For some reason, I thought this was going to be a lighthearted read. Not so much lol. Once I switched my mindset over, though, I was pleasantly surprised. I was easily drawn into the world and found myself reading as quickly as possible to find out what would happen next and how it all would end. I really enjoyed the snippets from the ZI employee handbook that began most every chapter. They gave a nice setup for what I would be experiencing in the coming pages. All in all, a great find for a fre For some reason, I thought this was going to be a lighthearted read. Not so much lol. Once I switched my mindset over, though, I was pleasantly surprised. I was easily drawn into the world and found myself reading as quickly as possible to find out what would happen next and how it all would end. I really enjoyed the snippets from the ZI employee handbook that began most every chapter. They gave a nice setup for what I would be experiencing in the coming pages. All in all, a great find for a freebie. I'm going to be checking out more by this author!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ralph Wark

    The business of zombies.... I really liked this book, it surprised me. Another take on the zombie trope, but very original and nicely done. I liked the characters, a big plus, even for a casual read. And this went by quickly. You meet Carl and Dill, members of the Assessment team for Zombie Inc. It's 30 years post apocalypse, and the government is now synonymous with Zombie Inc. ZI keeps the world safe,for at least the 5 state republic, by coming up with defense mechanisms only the rich can affor The business of zombies.... I really liked this book, it surprised me. Another take on the zombie trope, but very original and nicely done. I liked the characters, a big plus, even for a casual read. And this went by quickly. You meet Carl and Dill, members of the Assessment team for Zombie Inc. It's 30 years post apocalypse, and the government is now synonymous with Zombie Inc. ZI keeps the world safe,for at least the 5 state republic, by coming up with defense mechanisms only the rich can afford. They employ almost everyone, with 7 day work weeks, no time off, and time docked for mandatory meetings. They even keep people from marrying so there will be no heirs to inherit benefits. It's a capitalists dream, except for one thing: they are running out of zombies. This causes Aaron, a zealot, to plot how to get new ones....you can guess how. The story builds to a satisfying Andrew's tragic climax with the two main characters joined by Candy and the Floyds, wild man Wranglers (they call each other Floyd and everyone else Abby). Even the zombie names are different, Menzies, womzies, and even a Zombie defense league...Zombies are People Too (ZAPT). The zombies really don't show up until the end, the main part of the book is taken up in getting there. Not everyone makes it, so it's realistic too. I have read a lot of zombie books, some fair, some, like the Awaken series, are some of my favorite books. This book edges to the latter, I am going to try the next one in the series, I'll let you know....

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tammy K.

    I want to say that this is an entertaining zombie read. However it reminded me of the 1997 movie StarShip Troopers a great deal. Zombies Inc had clips of the Zombie Inc manual which were similar to the propaganda commercials for joining the Army that were frequently played in the StarShip Troopers movie. The Narration of the settings in the book Zombie Inc had the same feel as the movie narration which was done through the commercials and the filming the characters actions. The dystopian world rules I want to say that this is an entertaining zombie read. However it reminded me of the 1997 movie StarShip Troopers a great deal. Zombies Inc had clips of the Zombie Inc manual which were similar to the propaganda commercials for joining the Army that were frequently played in the StarShip Troopers movie. The Narration of the settings in the book Zombie Inc had the same feel as the movie narration which was done through the commercials and the filming the characters actions. The dystopian world rules was also pretty similar; serve to "earn" you life/rights. The differences between Starship Troopers: the Federation Mobile Infantry and elite troopers teams (Roughnecks) and military research teams reminded me of Zombies Inc: Assessment team and Wranglers and Research and Development departments. In fact, if I close my eyes while my kindle is reading this story to me, I can see the characters and scenes of the book Zombie Inc overlapping the the characters and scenes of Starship Troopers. As for the Main characters, I would compare Carl (of Zombies Inc) to Lt. Jean Razak (of Starship Troopers). And Dill (of Zombies Inc) to Johnny Rico (of Starship Troopers). There are of course differences. Zombies Inc takes place on future Earth, while StarShip Troopers takes place in the future in space/alien planets. That and in the book Zombies Inc, it is a big corporation rather than the military that controls the lives of the surviving citizens. And let us not forget that Zombies Inc contains Zombies, not alien bugs. There are plot differences as well. I am not saying that this is the same story rather pointing out some striking similarities that echoed in my mind as I read this book. Having said all that, I would like to repeat that I did enjoy this book. It was an entertaining read. Lovers of Science Fiction and Zombies may enjoy this story.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    The novel is set in 2054 over 25 years after the plague that started the first zombie outbreak. Now society is ruled by corporate giant Zombies Inc and the outbreak has been under control for some years. To maintain safety, Zombies Inc installs and maintains zombie security systems. The main characters in this story are Carl, a forty something Assessor, who is given a new trainee Dil to show the ropes. A series of incidents soon has them both wondering how far the company will go to turn a profi The novel is set in 2054 over 25 years after the plague that started the first zombie outbreak. Now society is ruled by corporate giant Zombies Inc and the outbreak has been under control for some years. To maintain safety, Zombies Inc installs and maintains zombie security systems. The main characters in this story are Carl, a forty something Assessor, who is given a new trainee Dil to show the ropes. A series of incidents soon has them both wondering how far the company will go to turn a profit. I really enjoyed this novel. I don't think I've read anything this engaging in the zombie genre this year. It was also clever enough to be more than just a zombie story and successfully takes a few swipes at big business and their practises. The characters are really well developed and there's some nice back story on Carl and Dil that gives their perspective of the initial outbreak. I highly recommend this to zombie lovers, you won't be disappointed.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Kennedy

    This was an excellent read. I'm not normally one for the zombies (prefer vampires and werewolves, but there you go), but I was intrigued enough to give this a go. The great Zombie plague hit the US approx. 26 years before, where a single bite can turn people into shambling monsters with coffee grounds for blood. The great company of Zombie Inc has worked with the government to protect those who are left...to the point that they are now using the zombies themselves as home security systems. But th This was an excellent read. I'm not normally one for the zombies (prefer vampires and werewolves, but there you go), but I was intrigued enough to give this a go. The great Zombie plague hit the US approx. 26 years before, where a single bite can turn people into shambling monsters with coffee grounds for blood. The great company of Zombie Inc has worked with the government to protect those who are left...to the point that they are now using the zombies themselves as home security systems. But then things start to go wrong...and some things don't quite add up, until the whole story turns into a kind of Night of the Living Dead scenario (pretty much as expected). The writing was fast-paced, and made me want to keep reading - in fact, it cost me some sleep because I didn't want to put it down (not because of the scary zombies, I hasten to add!) The characters were well written, and I really liked the role that the Wranglers played. Well worth the time to read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lacy

    This was a kindle book that I would read in between other books. I've been chipping away at it for several months now. It didn't hold my attention for more than a chapter or so at a time but I refuse - I REFUSE - to not finish a book. They always haunt me until I feel the relief of turning the last page. It was just ok. Character development was ok. There were some predictable plot twists but a couple good surprises. Lots of awkward dialog that was just not convincing. Story line was ok. It was This was a kindle book that I would read in between other books. I've been chipping away at it for several months now. It didn't hold my attention for more than a chapter or so at a time but I refuse - I REFUSE - to not finish a book. They always haunt me until I feel the relief of turning the last page. It was just ok. Character development was ok. There were some predictable plot twists but a couple good surprises. Lots of awkward dialog that was just not convincing. Story line was ok. It was an interesting spin on how, if everything broke down, people would rise up and establish corporations to govern within a couple decades. That doesn't seem very plausible to me but it is interesting how, in this case, they used the zombies as a commodity to help put people back to work and create order. Would I recommend this book? Probably, if you were a die hard Zombie-book fan.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy

    I picked this up when it showed up for free. My expectations weren't high, but it was a zombie novel, so I wanted to give it a shot. I was very impressed and entertained. Much more well written than any of the other free kindle novels I've come across. I didn't want to put it down. (Some of those free novels I've felt like I was forcing myself to slog through it to see if there was something to make it worth the time I'd already spent reading it.) I'd have purchased it in a heartbeat if I had see I picked this up when it showed up for free. My expectations weren't high, but it was a zombie novel, so I wanted to give it a shot. I was very impressed and entertained. Much more well written than any of the other free kindle novels I've come across. I didn't want to put it down. (Some of those free novels I've felt like I was forcing myself to slog through it to see if there was something to make it worth the time I'd already spent reading it.) I'd have purchased it in a heartbeat if I had seen a recommendation by one of my friends that knows how much I enjoy the genre. I might actually have to pick up a physical copy to add to my shelves. In short, if you like the Zombie genre, give it a shot.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Andrus

    I have read many books on the subject of zombies some good and some bad! Zombie inc is very different take on this genre that the author seems to have a vision of the future that is as unique as it is possible. Set in a future America where a plague has caused the dead to rise etc but in the years after a company called zombie inc uses the undead as home defense systems keeping residents homes safe from possible intruders but things aren't well in zombie inc and 2 employees stumble on a plot that I have read many books on the subject of zombies some good and some bad! Zombie inc is very different take on this genre that the author seems to have a vision of the future that is as unique as it is possible. Set in a future America where a plague has caused the dead to rise etc but in the years after a company called zombie inc uses the undead as home defense systems keeping residents homes safe from possible intruders but things aren't well in zombie inc and 2 employees stumble on a plot that threatens to ruin the world they live in and cause another zombie apocalyptic nightmare. The books focuses more on the characters that the zombies but all this said this is still a brilliant vision of an apocalyptic nightmare.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jennie

    Not a dull moment Well written and quite a different approach to a zombie. At first I was sceptical of this book but after just a few pages I was reading so fast I couldn't put it down. Fell asleep several late nights with my kindle in hand....I just couldn't quit reading kept trying to hold my eyes open to read.......as I usually only read after I'm in bed, I have already purchased the second book in this series. Recommend to all Zombie Fans , If you want a different story this is IT!

  15. 5 out of 5

    William Breen

    Enjoyable story, well defined characters. A dozen or so years after a zombie plague the threat is contained, is it too well contained? I haven't read many zombie stories but expect this one will stand out for those that have. Seems like a very original take on the genre.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Boone

    I thought this book was brilliantly written. It wasn't the dystopian, apocalyptic, depressing society I was looking for in a zombie apocalypse book, but I'm also glad that it wasn't. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a thriller.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Gail Ritter

    Very clever book; a very different take on the world resulting from a zombie apocalypse. My only wish for this book is that the story gets continued in a sequel.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Chris Pederson

    Loved it!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    I loved this book. It is not the usual zombie story line at all. Very clever and well worth reading.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Scott Hopkins

    Fun read. Short. Nothing special but worth reading.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Carrie Slager

    Zombie, Inc. is an awesome new twist on the whole evil corporation trope. I don’t say that lightly either because the evil corporation trope is done quite a bit these days, not entirely undeservedly. Politics aside, if you love zombie novels you’ll love this new take on the zombie mythos. Christine Dougherty’s zombies are pretty standard fare: they’re generally slow but the new ones are obviously stronger and faster. However, what’s done with the zombies by Zombie Inc. is incredible: since zombie Zombie, Inc. is an awesome new twist on the whole evil corporation trope. I don’t say that lightly either because the evil corporation trope is done quite a bit these days, not entirely undeservedly. Politics aside, if you love zombie novels you’ll love this new take on the zombie mythos. Christine Dougherty’s zombies are pretty standard fare: they’re generally slow but the new ones are obviously stronger and faster. However, what’s done with the zombies by Zombie Inc. is incredible: since zombies aren’t as much of a threat as looters 25 years post-apocalypse, they’re used as chained-up watchdogs. Zombie Inc. has built its whole business model on the fact that there will be enough zombies to supply this guard dog demand, but now that the zombie supply is running out what will the corporation do? I think you can sort of guess, but let me tell you more about Christine Dougherty’s post-apocalyptic evil corporation. People at Zombie Inc now work seven days a week because it’s safer, they work ten hour days minimum and get only 2 days off per year for their first year of work. Two days a year! And the world is so changed that everyone just accepts this without question; Zombie Inc. is there to protect you, after all. In between the chapters in a series of training manual clips, press releases and advertisements we learn a whole lot more about Zombie Inc. and its less than savory business practices. With world-building like this it would be easy to let the evil corporation theme steal the scenes and leave the characters undeveloped. I won’t say that Christine Dougherty had absolutely amazing character development, but her characters were interesting and generally well-developed. I particularly liked Carl’s backstory, even if Candy’s was a little random. Once we got to see things from Dill’s (Dillalia’s) point of view, she started to carry the story on her shoulders, especially toward the end. Carl was still my overall favourite character because of his tragic past, but Dill was decent enough. The plot was well paced and although some of the plot twists were a little predictable, the characters and awesome world-building more than made up for it. In short, if you love zombies, you’ll love Zombie, Inc. I give this book 4/5 stars.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Angel Grimes

    This is one of the best books I've read all year! When it comes to Zombie stories, they're all pretty much the same. Zombie infection spreads across the world, utter chaos, fighting for survival, maybe some sort of love story. You know the drill, but this took a different approach, set AFTER the chaos of the apocalypse has died down and the world has begun to recover, Zombie Inc (hereafter referred to as ZI) explores the attempts to rebuild civilization in a world where zombies are a fact of lif This is one of the best books I've read all year! When it comes to Zombie stories, they're all pretty much the same. Zombie infection spreads across the world, utter chaos, fighting for survival, maybe some sort of love story. You know the drill, but this took a different approach, set AFTER the chaos of the apocalypse has died down and the world has begun to recover, Zombie Inc (hereafter referred to as ZI) explores the attempts to rebuild civilization in a world where zombies are a fact of life. The story begins with Carl and his new trainee, Dill, just going about their business. There didn't seem to be any real plot, but strangely, that didn't detract for my enjoyment of this book. I loved hearing about this fully fledged, recovering world with guard zombies on peoples lawns, and idiotic kids claiming that zombies are people too. I was half way through the book when the plot finally emerged, and what a shock that was. I didn't see it coming, and usually I'm pretty good with things like that, and once it started it became a roller coaster ride filled with twists and turns as every event from the first half of the book became suddenly vital and even though "zombies win, everybody dies" pretty much sums up the ending (although not comprehensively) I thoroughly enjoyed the whole story from start to finish! The story wasn't rushed or slow to move, it simply took it's time and everything came to light just when it needed to, flashbacks were concise and informative and the ending was sad, but very well done. In all, I absolutely loved this book and I look forward to reading some more of this authors work.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Spataro

    Ok I'm a little peeved. This author needs to go back to school and learn the art of storytelling. The book is essentially a series of conversations in different settings which aren't interesting either. The characters don't grow, don't change and don't have any depth. They also have stupid names like "dill" and "candy". It sounds like he just cracked out the story on his Hewlett Packard in one night and never got to a second draft. Because no good editor in their right mind would say oh no plot Ok I'm a little peeved. This author needs to go back to school and learn the art of storytelling. The book is essentially a series of conversations in different settings which aren't interesting either. The characters don't grow, don't change and don't have any depth. They also have stupid names like "dill" and "candy". It sounds like he just cracked out the story on his Hewlett Packard in one night and never got to a second draft. Because no good editor in their right mind would say oh no plot points...no climax...no transitions...let's go to print! Nothing is accomplished through the dialogue, it's as vapid as the "plot" ( and I use that term generously). The zombie scenes are boring and canned sounding and the death scenes are as anti climactic as watching water boil. One of the main characters carries a bow and arrow...for no reason because everyone else has guns. Thats just one example of a lot of pointless details that we have to suffer through which add nothing to the story or character development. The beginning of each chapter starts with the zombie corp handbook, trying to be funny, trying to be satirical, failing miserable on both fronts. The author has nothing to say politically or socially (definitely nothing new or novel) because if they do they certainly can't express it through the written word. Ordinarily I would not be this harsh, however being a single parent with limited time I'm annoyed I wasted it on a piece of hack writing like this. Clearly a casualty of the whole zombie fad. I give this book this many stars: Piss off.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin

    It's been 25 years since the zombie outbreak that nearly destroyed the world. The survivors of the United States has divided into sections, and the story takes place in the United Five State Republic. Nearly everyone is employed at Zombie, Inc. (ZI), which provides housing, clothing, and food, all automatically deducted from their wages. The zombie outbreak is under control, though--so much so that they have even started using zombies as security, a sort of undead guard dog against looters. With It's been 25 years since the zombie outbreak that nearly destroyed the world. The survivors of the United States has divided into sections, and the story takes place in the United Five State Republic. Nearly everyone is employed at Zombie, Inc. (ZI), which provides housing, clothing, and food, all automatically deducted from their wages. The zombie outbreak is under control, though--so much so that they have even started using zombies as security, a sort of undead guard dog against looters. With so many employees and so little to do, how will ZI continue as a company? An interesting story about after an outbreak has been gotten mostly under control, a who generation of young adults who have never been outside the walls or seen a zombie, many of whom campaign for zombie rights. Broken down into bureaucracy and forms, the zombies made almost safe. The characters act almost as if the zombies aren't real, yet even one is a threat, and ZI is willing to go pretty far to ensure job security. Entertaining and fast paces, a world full of work-related jargon and a culture that could use some explanation (Why certain nicknames? Why certain procedures? It never explains) but is still engaging. A fun read for zombie fans.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Carissa

    I got this book from BookBub for free in Kindle format. This book was really interesting. It's a nice break from from the regular old zombie apocalypse setting. There's a nice air of conspiracy and the quirks and horror mesh nicely. I really like that it can be funny, creepy and gory at the same time. The characters are pretty well-written, and I can relate especially to Dill. The story line kept me hooked, and I found myself actually wanting to read this in my free time instead of while I'm wai I got this book from BookBub for free in Kindle format. This book was really interesting. It's a nice break from from the regular old zombie apocalypse setting. There's a nice air of conspiracy and the quirks and horror mesh nicely. I really like that it can be funny, creepy and gory at the same time. The characters are pretty well-written, and I can relate especially to Dill. The story line kept me hooked, and I found myself actually wanting to read this in my free time instead of while I'm waiting for something or at work, which doesn't happen often anymore. The main problems I had with this book were the grammatical errors and some of the phrasing. The author uses 'colored' to refer to blushing and 'gorge' to refer to the urge to vomit consistently throughout the book. The first time the phrasing was introduced it threw me for a second, and I didn't understand what was meant until I looked at the context. But at least it's consistent! Sometimes words were completely missing or in the wrong place, like backspace didn't erase enough before starting a new replacement sentence. Overall, I think this is a nice, quick read that puts a new spin on zombies and corporations. Could use some editing, but that's not a deal-breaker. Read this book!

  26. 5 out of 5

    LadyCroft86

    Zombie, Inc was a unique take on zombies. In this particular world, zombies are used as a type of security and controlled by a company called Zombie, Inc. This company basically controls all the people and the government in order to make their world safe from zombies. I thought this was a unique take on a world that has already survived the zombie apocalypse and is now trying to rebuild their world as best they can. It was much more interesting than just reading about a group of people killing Zombie, Inc was a unique take on zombies. In this particular world, zombies are used as a type of security and controlled by a company called Zombie, Inc. This company basically controls all the people and the government in order to make their world safe from zombies. I thought this was a unique take on a world that has already survived the zombie apocalypse and is now trying to rebuild their world as best they can. It was much more interesting than just reading about a group of people killing zombies and trying to survive. The world building was good and had a unique flavor to it. The characters were a little bit flat and generic, but it wasn't too bad. The plot was interesting if a little bit predictable. I really enjoyed learning the ins and outs of Zombie, Inc. Seeing how things worked at the company and learning the different ways that they did business. I especially liked the Wranglers and how they interacted with people, they were pretty funny. Dill was a bit boring as a main character, she was supposed to be young and naive and she was, it was just a little bit boring to read about. Carl was also very flat, despite the backstory about his wife and his past. Overall, the unique take on zombies earned this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Regina

    Definitely a change from most of the zombie apocalypse stories floating around. Typically, in American style, capitalism and corporate America, in the form of Zombie, Inc., finds a way to profit and flourish from the demise of the world as we know it. I really love crotchety middle aged Carl as mentor and fatherly figure to Dill. He lost everything when the world fell to pieces, but found purpose and a way to cope with life as an employee of ZI. Dill, a young woman who was only a kid when the wo Definitely a change from most of the zombie apocalypse stories floating around. Typically, in American style, capitalism and corporate America, in the form of Zombie, Inc., finds a way to profit and flourish from the demise of the world as we know it. I really love crotchety middle aged Carl as mentor and fatherly figure to Dill. He lost everything when the world fell to pieces, but found purpose and a way to cope with life as an employee of ZI. Dill, a young woman who was only a kid when the world fell to pieces, is training under Carl to be an Assessor for ZI, after his previous two apprentices died on the job. She's also loosely connected with a rebel zombie-have-rights group through an over zealous boyfriend who never knew what life really was like before having lived and grown up under the security and protection of ZI his whole life. What happens when a company does its job too well? Read this little gem to find out. * * * * Notes to self regarding Abby and Floyd: abnormal and _______? Linked to historical figures? Thinking to deep into these Wrangler names? Candy - brilliant use of not everything being what it looks like.

  28. 5 out of 5

    William Howe

    Interesting, but weak at the end It starts well and has a good developing plot. The characters are consistent. Everything is slightly ludicrous, but it fits together nicely. But I wasn't really enjoying the book to a high level. Then it happens. The book takes a sudden left turn that threw me out of the plot. Turning what we know about a main character on its head, promoting a secondary character and giving her abilities inconsistent with her previous portrayal. Doing it in such a way I no longer Interesting, but weak at the end It starts well and has a good developing plot. The characters are consistent. Everything is slightly ludicrous, but it fits together nicely. But I wasn't really enjoying the book to a high level. Then it happens. The book takes a sudden left turn that threw me out of the plot. Turning what we know about a main character on its head, promoting a secondary character and giving her abilities inconsistent with her previous portrayal. Doing it in such a way I no longer care about those characters. I have too many other books to read to bother finishing. It's not bad or terrible, I just don't care enough to finish. ******spoiler******* The bubble head from sales was trained as an assassin? That little curveball dumped me right out. I get that it was plausible and supported by further information, but...it was so over the top. And no one else has talked much about past jobs except this super deadly assassin all of a sudden. And there was a physical relationship between Candy and Carl? Up to this point it was reading as unrequited. He was too damaged for a relationship, but now he wasn't?

  29. 5 out of 5

    Adam Smith

    It began with a single bite. A world tittering on the edge descended into chaos as a zombie outbreak brought about the end. Once the smoke had cleared it was down to someone to start picking up the pieces. That's where Zombie Incorporated came. Affordable employment with reasonable protection and the promise of a brighter tomorrow. There's not many stories about the aftermath of the apocalypse. This was really interesting and I would have liked to see more of this world. I liked the characters an It began with a single bite. A world tittering on the edge descended into chaos as a zombie outbreak brought about the end. Once the smoke had cleared it was down to someone to start picking up the pieces. That's where Zombie Incorporated came. Affordable employment with reasonable protection and the promise of a brighter tomorrow. There's not many stories about the aftermath of the apocalypse. This was really interesting and I would have liked to see more of this world. I liked the characters and some of the nice twists the author put on things were really unique. Unfortunately, the story does tend to drag in places and was starting to lose my interest by the end. I see what the author was going for with the ending, but the way things turned out were pushing it. Too many things seemed to happen without fanfare just to end it that way. A decent zombie story for those with general interest.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Crystal w

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a different take on a zombie book. It was after the Apocalypse and there is one security company around They are the government also. They are a very bad company turning some of their employees into zombies to keep the business running. They put zombies in rich people yards to keep people from breaking into their house. The zombie population was dwindling so they had to make more zombies. They let the zombies loose on their own employees. I won't give anymore d I really enjoyed this book. It was a different take on a zombie book. It was after the Apocalypse and there is one security company around They are the government also. They are a very bad company turning some of their employees into zombies to keep the business running. They put zombies in rich people yards to keep people from breaking into their house. The zombie population was dwindling so they had to make more zombies. They let the zombies loose on their own employees. I won't give anymore details away. The society is different after the Apocalypse people aren't that social anymore. There are a few different main characters. They are all ZI employees. At the beginning of each chapter it shows a page out of the employee handbook and show how the company mistreats the employees and takes advantage of them. It is a very interesting book.

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