Zone One by Colson Whitehead
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mark Spitz was once a perpetual B student who now spends his time sweeping New York office buildings to elimate the living dead.
This book is literary enough to appeal to Whitehead's other readers, and a good enough zombie story to bring in genre readers.
Whitehead pays his respects to the classics while adapting his zombies to suit his own purposes: there are "skels" ("skeletons") which are your ordinary hungry dead, and the poignant "stragglers," a subset of the zombie population that inhabits a state of eerie contemplation, catatonic and harmless.
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