Title: Undead Obsessed
Author: Jessica Robinson
Page Count/Review Word Count: 204
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, Jessica is published and represented by Booktrope, the same publisher which released my debut novella, No Rest for the Wicked. She also sent me a copy of this book for review purposes.
When I first picked this book up, I was concerned that it might be a clone of Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide, but I needn’t have worried. While Jessica is a Max Brooks fan, and she does reference his work, the two cover different subject matters – Undead Obsessed is much more of a serious scientific study into the causes of the zombie virus itself, rather than how to survive it.
It’s remarkably well-researched, and there are some interesting stories to look forward to as Robinson explains how she carried it out. It also reads more like an academic essay than some other non-fiction books – that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but if you’re looking for a lighthearted read then perhaps you should look elsewhere. For me, I thought it was fascinating – kudos to Jessica Robinson and her alter ego, Pembroke Sinclair. Looking forward to more!