Undead Obsessed: Finding Meaning in Zombies

Undead Obsessed Finding Meaning in Zombies Jessica Robinson s obsession with zombie films started when she was in junior high Horror films are a great lens to examine concerns society has about modern science Let s face it when it comes to ho

  • Title: Undead Obsessed: Finding Meaning in Zombies
  • Author: Pembroke Sinclair
  • ISBN: 9781620155929
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jessica Robinson s obsession with zombie films started when she was in junior high Horror films are a great lens to examine concerns society has about modern science Let s face it, when it comes to horror movies, science has a bad reputation Blind ambition, experimental serums, and genetic experiments are often blamed for the giant monster terrorizing the city or the reJessica Robinson s obsession with zombie films started when she was in junior high Horror films are a great lens to examine concerns society has about modern science Let s face it, when it comes to horror movies, science has a bad reputation Blind ambition, experimental serums, and genetic experiments are often blamed for the giant monster terrorizing the city or the reason aliens are taking human prisoners or the cause of the dead rising from the grave to consume living flesh Using film, literature, and interviews with experts, Robinson examines how zombies portray real world fears such as epidemics, mind control, what may or may not exist in space, the repercussions of playing God, and the science behind the fears Robinson s goal is to explore how zombies become a metaphor for our fears of science and what could happen if science gets out of hand.

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    1. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest reviewUndead Obsessed is an interesting, in-depth look into zombies in popular culture. I admit, I'm a huge zombie fan, find everything about them fascinating. In this book, Ms. Robinson takes the reader on a journey to learn about all aspects of zombies, from science to religion to outer space.Many zombie movies and books are discussed in depth to the point that even if you haven't seen them, you won't be lost. The author also takes [...]

    2. From the title of this book, I expected this to be a mainly literary exploration of the portrayal of zombies in various mediums (film, books, etc). However, as the first chapter defines it, using "film, literature, and interview with experts, this book examines how zombies portray real-world fears such as epidemics, mind control, what may or may not exist in space, the repercussions of playing God, and the science behind the fears."The chapters in Undead Obsessed can be roughly grouped into thre [...]

    3. Please note that this review is a modified version from my blog After The Last Day.The PremiseUndead Obsessed is an exploration of all things undead and in particular anything related to zombies. Undead Obsessed covers familiar zombie territory (like The Walking Dead) as well as zombies in mythology and different cultures.What’s So Great About It?The first thing that I can pretty much guarantee you – if you think you know everything there is to know about zombies, think again. I’m not talk [...]

    4. [Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (cclapcenter). I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.]I have to confess, I don't have a lot to say about Jessica Robinson's new essay collection Undead Obsessed, because there's simply not a lot there to talk about; a nonfiction book that purports to be all about the subject of zombies and how they relate to our current culture, it instead reads with all the insi [...]

    5. Movies and books about zombies are more popular now then they’ve ever been. Some stories about zombies are humorous while others are scary, but zombies carry a deeper meaning. They represent society’s fears of disease, social isolation, the collapse of civilization, mind control and the fear of playing god. These are only a few of the fears that zombies represent, we haven’t even touched on the biggest fear, which is the fear of the science that makes the zombie apocalypse possible.In her [...]

    6. 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 [...]

    7. Yes had some good information and insight on zombies. I found myself skipping pages to something good and helpful to help you survive zombie apocalypse. It was boring hearing about all movies and dates and story's too and t.v. shows after I already see them all and die-hard fan of the walking dead. This book for someone else

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