I heard this author interviewed on one of our public radio stations because he grew up locally. He was witty and gave a good interview. Unfortunately his wit didn't make it into the book. Instead, he took the intellectual approach and wrote it like it was a lab journal. This definitely sets it apart from most zombie films (I'm more familiar with zombie films than books, so I don't know if this is par in that medium). It was an interesting read, and a quick read. I recommend it if you like zombie films. I only wish some of his wit had made it into that dire story.