Monday, August 30, 2010

Speaking of Zombies...

I know the last thing you guys want to do is read another story when I'm sure you all have plenty of work in other classes, but I found one that I thought some of you might want to check out, specifically if you really got into our zombie talk in class last week. This story was in a compilation of American short stories, and I was assigned to read it for my creative writing class. About halfway through the story, I thought WELL, this should have been in the sci-fi book. The story is called "Sea Oak" by George Saunders, and it's a neat view on portraying the whole zombie thing in a completely different manner than the standard animalistic, cannibalistic way we're all used to. Just don't forget, though... Rule #1. Cardio. #2. Double Tap and #31. Check the backseat. :) Have a nice day!

3 comments:

Jordan said...

I also came across this book while searching the interwebs for other random things, and thought it looked really interesting. I sort of love the whole satire movement that has been going on with the zombie-verse lately. The book is called "Breathers" and it's about a zombie who has recently been resurrected, attends undead anonymous meetings and is not allowed to eat human flesh so he must drink formaldehyde regularly. I want to read it, and it's said on IMDB to be adapted into a movie in a couple years.
http://www.undeadanonymous.com/

Bailey said...
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Bailey said...

HA! I had to read this story for my creative writing class as well, (I guess we're both in 301?) and I thought the same thing. My class thought I had been popping the crazy pills because I was going on about how I thought the story was science fiction at first because the setting makes it almost seem like they are living in a futuristic industrial society faced with an immunity to violence and extreme shallowness. And "restaurants" designed like airplane hangers where the waiters walk around in "t backs" and "penile simulators". Not to mention that Aunt Bernie was a potty-mouthed zombie that eventually fell into a million pieces.

So love that you thought the story was science fiction too. I feel better for sure.