Zom-B by Darren Shan

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When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke-- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish.
B doesn't fully buy into Dad's racism, but figures it's easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will surely follow sticking up for Muslims, blacks, or immigrants. And when dodging his fists doesn't work, B doesn't hesitate to take the piss out of kids at school with a few slaps or cruel remarks.
That is, until zombies attack the school. B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors of high school, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers.
 

About Darren Shan

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Darren Shan is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Darren is currently working on The Saga of Larten Crepsley, the much-anticipated prequel to Cirque Du Freak. Birth of a Killer, the first book in this quartet about the master vampire, will be available in October 2010. Darren lives in Ireland, where he writes and collects art, comics, and film.
 
Published October 16, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 175 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Shan's baaa-aaaack.

Oct 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Zom-B

Publishers Weekly

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Shan, author of the Cirque du Freak and Demonata series, enters the zombie genre in a thoroughly bloody fashion with this slow-burning horror piece, which opens a planned 12-book series. This slim vol

Oct 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Zom-B

The Telegraph

I won't give away too much of the plot - or the good, unsettling twists - but .

Sep 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Zom-B

The Bookbag

If you haven't read the first book in this series, STOP READING NOW!

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The Bookbag

Betrayed by fellow Angel Rage, we last saw B when she was taken hostage by child-killer Dan-Dan and his wicked associates, whose number includes her Dad, a KKK racist B despises.

Sep 24 2014 | Read Full Review of Zom-B

The Bookbag

B's anger and frustration may come from home, but it spills out within the peer group.

Oct 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Zom-B

Teen Reads

When B wakes from these dreams, he’s drenched in sweat, but if he were to cry out or speak to his Dad about this, it wouldn’t be pretty.

Oct 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Zom-B

Starburst Magazine

In some ways the zombie violence, when it comes - and it’s as graphic as anything in an adult zombie novel - is a relief from the downbeat mirror-to-the-modern world no-nonsense tone of the first half of the book.

Nov 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Zom-B

Starburst Magazine

Fortunately, Mr Shan has avoided that in the second book in his 12-part Zom-B series, Zom-B Underground.

Nov 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Zom-B

The Guilded Earlobe

I was sorta interested in seeing where Shan was going to take us in Zom-B Underground, now WANT BRAINS THEN ZOM-B CITY NOW!.

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Huffington Post

Darren Shan is on the phone from his apartment in London, ready to start his tour of both the UK and Ireland to promote his new book, Zom-B.

Sep 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Zom-B

Project MUSE

Having dispensed with vampires ( Cirque du Freak, BCCB 6/01, etc.) and demons ( Lord Loss, BCCB 1/06, etc.), Shan turns to zombies for his latest fast-paced horror-adventure novel.

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https://litreactor.com

It wasn’t just the reactions he got from publishers about including sex, it was their attitude to teenage male readers that surprised him the most.

Sep 30 2013 | Read Full Review of Zom-B

Reading Teen

I hated B too (but I think it would be weird if you didn't have B) but I liked the issues Darren Shan explored with this character.

Jan 10 2013 | Read Full Review of Zom-B

Youth Services Book Review

What did you like about the book?

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Alice Marvels

Zom-B, the first book in a TWELVE book series (yes that’s right), was certainly an interesting and horror-filled ride, but not in the way I expected.

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Artswrap

Zom-B is a radical new series about a zombie apocalypse, told in the first person by one of its victims.

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Miss Literati

At school, Brian targets non-whites when choosing whom to beat up just so he can recap the story to his father later.

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Hunts Post

The thought-provoking issues Shan tried and didn’t quite address in the first book - racism, the abuse of power and so on – are dealt with more thought, and the reader is also thrown into the thick of the action from the very first chapter.

Jan 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Zom-B

The Busy Bibliophile

I read an ARC of Zom-B, and the first page of the book is a note from Darren Shan, encouraging reviewers to be very careful not to spoil any surprises when reviewing the book.

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