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Zone One: A Novel

by Colson Whitehead

Thorndike Press | March 28, 2012 | Hardcover

Zone One: A Novel is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 4.
A New York Times Bestseller -- A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Through the provisional government in Buffalo, the military has eliminated the most dangerous of the infected and teams of civilian volunteers clear out the catatonic "stragglers. " On a team sweeping lower Manhattan, Mark Spitz endures Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder in a fallen world. And then things start to go wrong ...

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8.4 × 5.7 × 1.1 in

Published: March 28, 2012

Publisher: Thorndike Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1410446212

ISBN - 13: 9781410446213

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Zone One had me Zoning Out Being a connoisseur of Post-Apocalyptic novels, I was really looking forward to this one. However, I wasn't thrilled with it. I do enjoy the zombie genre, but I don't like the comedic ones, rather I prefer the more serious takes, so I assumed that I would love this one. Don't get me wrong, the writing was excellent, but it was just a little boring. Believe it or not, this was a very "literary zombie novel", although that may sound oxy-moronic. There was not much action in the novel, and I found it to be more a review of humanity's foibles rather than our fight for survival. I usually enjoy when books have flashbacks and build up to the character's situation, but this novel was a little confusing, bouncing from past to present and everything in between without any clear distinction. I did enjoy Mark Spitz's character, though.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not your average zombie story Definitely not your average, action-packed zombie thriller, but it has its charm. More thoughtful, more cerebral, more poetic than most. I've read it twice, and it grows on me every time I revisit it. It is tragic and beautiful in its own way, sort of like watching an accident in slow motion.
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the read This book was extremely slow, and confusing at the same time. The main character flips between past and present too often, making it difficult to understand what is actually happening. Being a post-apocalyptic book you would assume this to thrilling and action filled, however that was not the case at all. I literally struggled to get through this book.
Date published: 2012-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good book too much back and forth between past and present can leave you wondering where you are.
Date published: 2012-07-20

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Zone One: A Novel

Zone One: A Novel

by Colson Whitehead

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8.4 × 5.7 × 1.1 in

Published: March 28, 2012

Publisher: Thorndike Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1410446212

ISBN - 13: 9781410446213

From the Publisher

A New York Times Bestseller -- A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Through the provisional government in Buffalo, the military has eliminated the most dangerous of the infected and teams of civilian volunteers clear out the catatonic "stragglers. " On a team sweeping lower Manhattan, Mark Spitz endures Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder in a fallen world. And then things start to go wrong ...

About the Author

Colson Whitehead was born in 1969. He graduated from Harvard College and worked at the Village Voice writing reviews of television, books, and music. His first novel, The Intuitionist, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway and a winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club's New Voices Award. John Henry Days (2001) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Fiction Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. The novel received the Young Lions Fiction Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The Colossus of New York (2003) is a book of essays and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Apex Hides the Hurt (2006) was a recipient of the PEN/Oakland Award. Sag Harbor (2009) was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award. Colson Whitehead's reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in a number of publications including the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper's and Granta. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.