Brains: A Zombie Memoir by Robin BeckerBrains: A Zombie Memoir by Robin Becker

Brains: A Zombie Memoir

byRobin Becker

Paperback | May 25, 2010

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“A witty and unexpected take on the zombie genre; I had a great time.”
—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels<_o3a_p>


Subtitled “A Zombie Memoir,” Brains looks at America’s favorite walking-dead flesh-eaters from an audaciously original and deliciously gruesome new perspective. Debut author Robin Becker blazes new ground with this story of former college professor-cum-sentient zombie Jack Barnes, who recounts the tale of the resistance he organized in the wake of the recent zombie apocalypse. World War Z; Shaun of the Dead; Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies… Becker tops them all with Brains—a witty, tasty treat for anyone who every spent a midnight glued to a classic George A. Romero zombie epic!<_o3a_p>

Robin Becker is waiting for the Zombie Apocalypse. In the meantime, she plays guitar, fishes with her husband, and teaches writing at the University of Central Arkansas. This is her first novel.
Title:Brains: A Zombie MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.43 inPublished:May 25, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061974056

ISBN - 13:9780061974052

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's just in their nature, brains are good. It was entertaining in a disturbing way. The author makes no apologies, shies away from no subjects. It was very cleverly written. Sentient zombies among stereotypical zombies. Zombies that aren't sorry, that know what they are doing but don't care because BRAINS is the ultimate, the everything. They really can't help it, guys.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Zombies are the new vampires I picked this book up and Indigo awhile ago now just for fun. I was kind of over the whole vampire trend that was in full swing and zombies sounded new and fun. This book was ok. It wasn't anything overly special but the writing was sound and the idea behind the book was quite original and funny (Zombies who still retained certain human characteristics). The main character was quite witty and his account of the zombie apocalypse was funny and informative at the same time. His quirky names for each Zombie added to the humour of the novel. The book really made you root for the zombies which is pretty much the exact opposite of every other zombie book, movie or TV show I have ever seen. By the end of it you will love the zombies and wish them nothing but success in finding brains for themselves.
Date published: 2011-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mmm Brains, Need More Brains: A Zombie Memoir is a hilarious look at what happens when a scientist Mr. Stein (ha) tries to create the perfect person and of course everything goes to hell aka zombies are created. The zombies take over the entire USA, infecting or eating all humans in their paths. Most of the zombies are slobbering morons, but not Professor Jack Barnes. Sadly Jack cannot speak, but his brains are still functioning enough for him to write a memoir of his experience. Jack had been locked up hiding in his basement with his wife when the zombies broke in and bit him, thus turning him into one of them….then he ate his wife. The whole premise behind Brains: A Zombie Memoir, is Jack and a band of zombies like him, functioning, and their trip to Chicago to find Stein. Along the way Jack picks up other functioning zombies from a kid nicknamed Guts who can still run, a Nurse named Joan who still remembers her nursing though its newly “improved”, a pregnant girl that Jack bites who ends up giving birth to a zomboy & my favorite Ros a US Military member that gets bit but still can talk. There is also an appearance by the Queen of All Media (ahem O) who’s now a slobbering zombie. Written in the first person, Robin Becker’s writing is full of all sorts of surprises. There were parts of the book that I just had to sticky note for quotes** My favorite being: "It took zombiedom to give me a soul, death to make me “human” " Or one that made me cackle out loud: "But I didn’t want to eat Green Cap Sniper. Allow me to rephrase that: I very much wanted to eat Green Cap Sniper. I was horny for his brains." Robin Becker’s writing makes you root for the zombies, while they eat people. Thought a short read of only 192 pages, Brains is full of well…um..brain eating goodness. The way the zombies, lead by Jack, are written you really want them to keep going on their quest to Chicago. Nor do you want the book to end. But the ending is left kind of open ended, so you don’t know if there’s going to be a book 2. Please Ms. Becker, MORE. Brains had me laughing one minute and contemplating human existence the next. An absolutely amazing debut! **Quotes may change in the finished book. My copy is an uncorrected proof.**
Date published: 2010-03-16

Editorial Reviews

“Witty and clever, Brains is a thinking zombie’s book about what it means to be human, or almost human, and what we all owe each other whether we like it or not.”