So, you may be wondering just what kind of book is Craig Nybo's Allied Zombies For Peace. Then again, you might think the title sort of gives away the story.
But don't bet on it.
To be honest, I had no idea what the book was about, except there were zombies and from the book's cover, the Klu Klux Klan.
That's a story right there--zombies, the klan, and throw in a little peace stuff! Needless to say I had NO idea what to expect when I started Nybo's book earlier this week. Seriously, how could I? I finished it today and my mind is still a little overwhelmed thinking about the story I read.
Without giving away too much, the story takes place in the late 1960s during a parade in Columbus, Ohio. And in this parade among the participants are three groups (the veterans, the klan, and the zombies...), and another group waiting in the wings to stir up all kinds of trouble, the hippies war protesters.
And trouble is what happens.
Soon you've got klansmen attacking zombies (who they hate as much as African Americans and Jews...), anti-war protesters attacking the veterans, cops trying to hold back the tsunami of violence, and the zombies, who--interestingly enough--are the only group who really try to be peaceful, however zombies being zombies, they eventually join the battle.
I was pulling for the zombies, but in reality, they did have an unfair advantage. They were the only ones who could recruit more to their ranks...just a nibble would do it.
Nybo pulls no punches describing a story of mayhem and gore, with lots of maws coming at people, so if you're a little squeamish, maybe this is not the read for you. But if zombies are your thing, I guarantee, you've never read anything like this before! Well done, Mr. Nybo!
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