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My Life as A White Trash Zombie (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Diana Rowland

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Title:My Life as A White Trash Zombie
Authors:Diana Rowland
Info:DAW (2011), Edition: Original, Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
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My Life As A White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland (2011)

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I found this more entertaining than I might have imagined. I read it as part of the summer reading challenge at the library. Zombies were the only genre we could find that I hadn't tried. The title delighted me, so I thought it was worth a try. I did learn a lot about zombies that I didn't know. Not sure I will continue with these, but it was fun to try something new. ( )
  njcur | Jul 12, 2016 |
The title of this book is what caught my attention. Can't say that I have ever read anything of Rowland's before, but I would check out other titles now. The book was funny and very descriptive. The irony of Angel having died and change into a Zombie in order to become a functioning contributing member of society was not lost on me. I enjoyed reading this book, and have discovered a new sub-genre of books for my reading pleasure in the process. I am looking forward to reading the sequel to this one. ( )
  BethMcV69 | Jun 17, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this one! A great new take on zombies. I wasn't sure how this was going to go but it flowed well and was a quick read. I definitely plan to read more from this author. ( )
  LenaR0307 | May 30, 2016 |
Woo Hoo! I absolutely loved this audiobook. I found this book during one of audible's sales a few months ago and bought it on a whim. I just hoped that it would be a fun quirky story to go along with its attention grabbing title and awesome pick cover. I was instantly hooked with this one. I started this audiobook while I was doing the laundry one Sunday night and I actually found myself spending a lot more time than usual folding clothes just because I didn't want the story to stop. Anything that can make me want to do laundry deserves a medal of some kind. I really haven't had this much fun listening to an audiobook in a long time.

I love a good zombie story. I will have to blame The Walking Dead for that I guess. These stories are just so much fun and I like how varied each one can be. Angel is really my kind of zombie. She doesn't throw herself a pity party when she realizes that she is a zombie. She just tries her best to figure out what she needs to do in order to take care of herself. Angel is smart and I really liked the way she thinks about things so spending time in her head was great.

The mystery of this book really took a backseat to the wonderful characters for me. There were really two mysteries in the book. The main focus seemed to be about a series of deaths in the area but I found myself really wanting to find out what had happened that made Angel into a zombie. That was the big question in my mind and I was satisfied with the outcome.

I really liked the flow of the story. The pace that things were revealed was just right to keep me very interested. It was a very well rounded book for me as well. I wouldn't say that this book was laugh out loud funny but there were some moments of humor that I really enjoyed. Angel's realization about what she is and what she wants was just a lot of fun. She also shows a lot of growth during the book which was well done.

I loved the narration of this audiobook. Allison McLemore did an absolutely fabulous job of bringing life to this story. I am so glad that I went with the audio on this one because I can't imagine a better way to experience this story. I loved the voices that she used for all of the characters and her southern accent really was perfect for the story. I would definitely like to listen to more books narrated by this narrator and plan to continue with the series very soon.

I would highly recommend this book to others. I had a great time listening to it and would recommend to others to try it on audio if they have a chance. This is the first book by Diana Rowland that I have read and I can't wait to see what else she can come up with. It looks like I will be purchasing the remaining audiobooks in this series very soon because I need to spend more time with Angel as soon as possible.

This review was also posted at Carole's Random Life. http://carolesrandomlife.blogspot.com/ ( )
  Carolesrandomlife | Feb 18, 2016 |
I wish there was half stars, because I really want to give this 3.5 stars.
I like this slightly updated take on Zombie mythos. It makes it an interesting read. The book can but just a tad slow at times, but the overall storyline is captivating. I'm looking forward to the next installment to see where things lead. ( )
  beertraveler | Feb 5, 2016 |
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Dos Santos, DanielCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McLemore, AllisonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0756406757, Mass Market Paperback)

Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive"...

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"Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay 'alive'"--From www.amazon.com… (more)

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