Forty years after Night of the Living Dead, Zombie Haiku arrives in bookstores.
Ryan Mecum, a funny man and hero to teenagers across Greater Cincinnati, has written a book called Zombie Haiku, available in bookstores now. As the “About the Author” page of Zombie Haiku notes, Ryan was a youth pastor before the plague of zombies obliterated humankind as we know it. We defy you to find a funnier book about the end of the world that includes a graphic description of the main character eating his own mother.
We are here torn between two conflicting impulses:
- To quote this book in its entirety to you.
- Our abiding respect for strict copyright laws.
Because the fine print allows for “a reviewer” to “quote brief passages in a review,” we will devote the rest of this post to reviewing Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum.
If you need three reasons to buy this book, they would be these three haikus:
Biting into heads
is much harder than it looks.
The skull is feisty.
Blood is really warm.
It’s like drinking hot chocolate
but with more screaming.
The taste of liver
is hard to get off your tongue,
but spleen does the trick.
Walk Run Stumble and moan to your nearest bookstore today.
(Sidenote: When he lived in Pittsburgh, Ben walked past George Romero’s house on his way to work every day and attended the same church as him.)
(Sidenote #2: Ben & Erin’s friend Sarah McWhorter appears on page 90 crouched in her basement in pre-eaten form!)