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In your hands is a poetry journal written by an undead poet, recounting his firsthand experience during the zombie plague. Little is known about the author before he turned into a zombie, but thanks to his continued writings in this journal - even after his death - you can accompany him from infection to demise. Through the intimate poetry of haiku, the zombie chronicles h In your hands is a poetry journal written by an undead poet, recounting his firsthand experience during the zombie plague. Little is known about the author before he turned into a zombie, but thanks to his continued writings in this journal - even after his death - you can accompany him from infection to demise. Through the intimate poetry of haiku, the zombie chronicles his epic journey through deserted streets and barricaded doors. Each three-line poem, structured in the classic 5-7-5 syllable structure, unravels a little more of the story. You'll love every eye-popping, gut-wrenching, flesh-eating page!


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In your hands is a poetry journal written by an undead poet, recounting his firsthand experience during the zombie plague. Little is known about the author before he turned into a zombie, but thanks to his continued writings in this journal - even after his death - you can accompany him from infection to demise. Through the intimate poetry of haiku, the zombie chronicles h In your hands is a poetry journal written by an undead poet, recounting his firsthand experience during the zombie plague. Little is known about the author before he turned into a zombie, but thanks to his continued writings in this journal - even after his death - you can accompany him from infection to demise. Through the intimate poetry of haiku, the zombie chronicles his epic journey through deserted streets and barricaded doors. Each three-line poem, structured in the classic 5-7-5 syllable structure, unravels a little more of the story. You'll love every eye-popping, gut-wrenching, flesh-eating page!

30 review for Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your...Brains

  1. 5 out of 5

    karen

    like chocolate and peanut butter. or peanut butter zombies: come to my blog! like chocolate and peanut butter. or peanut butter zombies: come to my blog!

  2. 5 out of 5

    TK421

    UPDATE: I ADDED A STAR TO MY REVIEW BECAUSE THE AUTHOR LIKED IT! THANK YOU, RYAN. For the past five years or so, I have been fighting the zombie urge. Yes, I do love me a good zombie flick, but they started to appear everywhere: books and mash-ups and movies and music, heck I would not be surprised if McDonald’s had a special Happy Meal that came with a blunt instrument for the little ones at home so they could begin practicing their defense skills. I read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and WORL UPDATE: I ADDED A STAR TO MY REVIEW BECAUSE THE AUTHOR LIKED IT! THANK YOU, RYAN. For the past five years or so, I have been fighting the zombie urge. Yes, I do love me a good zombie flick, but they started to appear everywhere: books and mash-ups and movies and music, heck I would not be surprised if McDonald’s had a special Happy Meal that came with a blunt instrument for the little ones at home so they could begin practicing their defense skills. I read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and WORLD WAR Z and loved them both. I thought Z was a heck of a premise, and still go back every once in a while to read a few chapters. But unlike most of my friends, I was over the whole zombie domination thing. I went back to my life. Then, out of nowhere, I hear about ZOMBIE HAIKU. Be strong, I tell myself. Nothing good will come of this. And for two years, I hold out. I stay clean. No DTs; no depression; no relapses. Cold turkey, baby. Then I get to work today. And on my desk, my desk!, not anyone else’s, I see a copy of ZOMBIE HAIKU looking at me with its rolled-back eyes and greasy flesh-eating mouth. I can resist, I tell myself as sweat beads bubble on my forehead. But then that little devil appeared on my shoulder (you know the one), and he encouraged me to go on, read it. I looked for support from my other shoulder, but I got nothing in return. Just one page. What’s the harm of one little, teeny-weeny page? If anything, I'll prove to myself that I don’t need zombies in my life. Okay, so page the first is fun. On the one hand, there is a lonely, unnamed narrator that wants to chronicle his thoughts in what he has called his poetry journal. The poems are to be haikus, with the familiar 5-7-5 syllable pattern. The other part of this page has another sort of writing: this one tells the story of Chris, who has recently been bitten and is hiding in the bathroom of an airport. Essentially, this collection of haikus becomes the written history of what is happening during this Zombie apocalypse. As neighborhoods become infected, and radio stations play only static, the narrator goes to his office to find some answers. Here, he is attacked by Beth, who was eating spaghetti until she smelled him. From this attack, the narrator flees to the top of a billboard where he thinks he can wait until the zombies leave. It is while waiting that the narrator understands: My town is broken. From this view, I see the end. Below, they gather. Sunburned and dehydrated, the narrator decides to flee by jumping down from the billboard. Not the smartest idea he’s ever had. In the process of his escape, he is bitten--numerous times. This is where I think the genius of this collection of haikus comes in. Up to this point, I thought the haikus were filler, nothing worth noting. But as the narrator begins to turn from human to zombie, chronicling his thoughts, the haikus become clever (I'll let you experience these ones for yourself). At one point the narrator is so hungry that all he can write is: Brains, brains, brains, brains, brains Brains, brains, brains, brains, brains, brains, brains Brains, brains, brains, brains, brains And as the transformation continues, the zombie part of the narrator tries to think like a human: As I start walking, I try to remember where People like to hide. Then the narrator decides he wants to visit his mother, who is hiding in her house. When he gets to his mother’s house, the narrator reflects upon what his father must be experiencing inside of a coffin and then proceeds to enter his mother’s house to eat her: She’s always with me Especially if my gut Can’t digest toenails. It seems that after having the narrator eat his own mother, the author, Ryan Mecum, a youth pastor from Cincinnati, Ohio, felt that the gloves were off, and the need for more gruesomeness was called for. This is provided when the narrator decides to visit a nursing home, or as the narrator sees it, a “gourmet feast.” At first I was kind of like WTF, he’s going to have zombies kill poor, defenseless old people? But then I read: Little old ladies Speed away in their wheelchairs, Frightened meals on wheels. SNAP!, he went there, and I loved it. I was back. I was a full blown addict again after reading about the nursing home. From there, the zombies gathered in larger numbers and took on entire neighborhoods and farms and even a group of survivors in an airport. (I am going to intentionally skip over the part about the baby and the children playing hop-scotch. You want to know what happens, don’t you? You have the fever, my friend.) If you like George Romero-type zombies, ZOMBIE HAIKU is for you. And even if you don’t like Zombies, this book is for you. Why? Because Zombies are the bomb!! What’s that I smell? BBBBBRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNSSSSS!! RECOMMENDED

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ian "Marvin" Graye

    Child's Haiku in Wales Why am I unwed When my Dad's a zombie and His best mate's undead?

  4. 4 out of 5

    Shae

    This book wins at life It was so funny I lol'd brains brains brains brains brains

  5. 4 out of 5

    Felicia A

    Outstanding little book. I received this from my daughter as a birthday gift. It's a journal written all in Haiku (17 syllables for each stanza, written in 5-7-5) by a person as he was turning after he was bitten. My favorite poem....as he comes to a nursing home full of the elderly: Little old ladies speed away in their wheelchairs frightened meals on wheels. and this one: He tends not to flinch though I am yelling in his ear which is in my hand. and this: blood is really warm it's like drinking hot choc Outstanding little book. I received this from my daughter as a birthday gift. It's a journal written all in Haiku (17 syllables for each stanza, written in 5-7-5) by a person as he was turning after he was bitten. My favorite poem....as he comes to a nursing home full of the elderly: Little old ladies speed away in their wheelchairs frightened meals on wheels. and this one: He tends not to flinch though I am yelling in his ear which is in my hand. and this: blood is really warm it's like drinking hot chocolate but with more screaming. Outstanding!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Misty

    I reviewed this in full on my blog, but since it was a somewhat non-traditional review, I will include a snippet here. If you want the full thing, along with some bonus material, head over here... The "story" unfolds via a man's poetry journal. Intending to document the glory of life, it ends up recording the downfall of civilization as he: runs from zombies, is bitten by zombies, becomes a zombie, bites and creates more zombies, and embarks on the never-ending quest for fresh flesh and the all import I reviewed this in full on my blog, but since it was a somewhat non-traditional review, I will include a snippet here. If you want the full thing, along with some bonus material, head over here... The "story" unfolds via a man's poetry journal. Intending to document the glory of life, it ends up recording the downfall of civilization as he: runs from zombies, is bitten by zombies, becomes a zombie, bites and creates more zombies, and embarks on the never-ending quest for fresh flesh and the all important zombie food source, brains. Some of this anonymous man's poetry is only so-so (but what do you expect of a man who keeps a haiku poetry journal), and his pre-zombification haiku are as pretentious and pointless as you'd want them to be. But when said poet gets bitten, things take a turn for the worse -- while his haiku takes a visceral turn for the better, in my opinion. Dripping blood and pus and various other fluids onto the pages of his precious journal, he goes in search of the first of a slew of meals - -I mean, victims. (I'm not going to tell you who the first victim is, but ugh). I previewed a few of the disgustingickyawesome haiku on a previous teaser tuesday, but they were just the, *ahem* tip of the juicy cortex. Though there are throwaway bits, there are some moments of gross brilliance in here. Our mysterious zombie man retains his vocabulary pretty much intact (which somehow doesn't seem ridiculous), but everything becomes a little stilted and skewed, creating a nicely eerie, Other effect. And of course, some of his phrasing, reactions and desires are just hilarious.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Emm C²

    I love books because They make human brains bigger Therefore tastier Plight of the undead Not an untapped subject but Somehow beautiful This one's amusing Repetitive, but mostly Just makes me hungry I write ones about Demons and death so really Have no room to judge

  8. 4 out of 5

    Brad

    Zombies do not write That is just idiotic But they think haikus. Haikus of big brains Of squishy, squidgy entrails That little boys love. My girls hide their eyes, While I develop a taste For yummy brain spag. Zombie Haiku good. Zombie Haiku amazing. Zombie Haiku great.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ashlee G

    This book was easy to follow along while reading. It was a quick read and an interesting book. This book is written by a guy during his life in the zombie plague. He finds this empty journal while on the run away from the zombies. He keeps this journal updated for as long as he can. If a zombie bites you-you would become a zombie also. I recommend this book to anyone that has to still read poetry or wants to read poetry. It's a great quick read for anyone especially if you like to read books wit This book was easy to follow along while reading. It was a quick read and an interesting book. This book is written by a guy during his life in the zombie plague. He finds this empty journal while on the run away from the zombies. He keeps this journal updated for as long as he can. If a zombie bites you-you would become a zombie also. I recommend this book to anyone that has to still read poetry or wants to read poetry. It's a great quick read for anyone especially if you like to read books with blood and guts.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    Well this was different: a story told in the form of a journal written in haiku. A plague causes people to turn into zombies, who, when they bite others, turn them into zombies as well. Then all the zombies walk around in search of food...namely, people! Pretty simple story line, but cleverly done. It gets a bit tiresome halfway through, however, after reading about the same thing over and over. The repeated gruesome scenes become mind-numbing after a bit. Still, not bad. I wonder if this could Well this was different: a story told in the form of a journal written in haiku. A plague causes people to turn into zombies, who, when they bite others, turn them into zombies as well. Then all the zombies walk around in search of food...namely, people! Pretty simple story line, but cleverly done. It gets a bit tiresome halfway through, however, after reading about the same thing over and over. The repeated gruesome scenes become mind-numbing after a bit. Still, not bad. I wonder if this could also count as a graphic novel?

  11. 4 out of 5

    Selwa

    Nothing too deep here, but it's a fun book, especially if zombies are your thing (they're honestly not really my thing, except for the whole Walking Dead phenomenon) ;) Nothing too deep here, but it's a fun book, especially if zombies are your thing (they're honestly not really my thing, except for the whole Walking Dead phenomenon) ;)

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ethen C.

    I loved this book! It was gruesome and disgusting which is my favorite kind of book. I finished it in an hour. Really quick read.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Landberg

    Well, since I love haiku I have to give it 2 stars, but reading about zombies eating different parts of live humans... It's yucky, to say the least! I'll have to admit that I'm a little impressed by the idea of writing Zombie Haiku - I would never have thought of such a thing myself!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    Haiku is harder to write than one would think, but here's an entire book of them that tell the story of a man's death and reanimation into a zombie, and his neverending quest for braaaaaains. A lot of the haiku contained herein move the story along, but there are a number of gems, too: Brains brains brains brains brains Brains brains brains brains brains brains brains Brains brains brains brains brains. A man starts yelling 'When there's no more room in Hell...' But then we eat him. The crying baby Remi Haiku is harder to write than one would think, but here's an entire book of them that tell the story of a man's death and reanimation into a zombie, and his neverending quest for braaaaaains. A lot of the haiku contained herein move the story along, but there are a number of gems, too: Brains brains brains brains brains Brains brains brains brains brains brains brains Brains brains brains brains brains. A man starts yelling 'When there's no more room in Hell...' But then we eat him. The crying baby Reminds me of fast food meals With a prize inside. Blood is really warm. It's like drinking hot chocolate But with more screaming. Zombie Poet's haiku journal is also peppered with bloodstains, stray hair, and Polaroid photos of his zombie friends. It's a fun, quick little nasty read.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Shanon

    "Blood is really warm. It's like drinking hot chocolate but with more screaming." Coolest. Book. Ever. I mean, in the history of ever, with awesome little books, this is the King, even perhaps the god of all awesome little books... that is how completely made of squee this book is. Seriously. This book is currently living in my purse and I take it everywhere I go, finding excuses to bring it out and show it to people and tell them how inexpressibly shiny it is, and recommending it as a gift for anyo "Blood is really warm. It's like drinking hot chocolate but with more screaming." Coolest. Book. Ever. I mean, in the history of ever, with awesome little books, this is the King, even perhaps the god of all awesome little books... that is how completely made of squee this book is. Seriously. This book is currently living in my purse and I take it everywhere I go, finding excuses to bring it out and show it to people and tell them how inexpressibly shiny it is, and recommending it as a gift for anyone who loves zombie humor. I can't remember the last time, if ever, I've been so infatuated with a book. Made of win, and braaaaains. :) (For even more hilarity, try reading it while listening to Jonathan Coulton's "Re: Your Brains")

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    This book made my commute to work this morning so much more entertaining! This is a diary from the early days of the zombie plague. Not much is known about the author before his "infection" turns him into a zombie. All is written in haiku format which is highly entertaining, gross, and hilarious, all at the same time. Some keepers from the book itself are: Brains are less squishy and a tad bit more squeaky than someone might guess. Little old ladies speed away in their wheelchairs, frightened meals on This book made my commute to work this morning so much more entertaining! This is a diary from the early days of the zombie plague. Not much is known about the author before his "infection" turns him into a zombie. All is written in haiku format which is highly entertaining, gross, and hilarious, all at the same time. Some keepers from the book itself are: Brains are less squishy and a tad bit more squeaky than someone might guess. Little old ladies speed away in their wheelchairs, frightened meals on wheels. I can't remember how to open this window, so I'll just stand here. Thinking about Dad makes me think of better times, but then back to meat. Reanimation would be much more difficult inside a coffin. And so much more...so if you heart zombies, like I do, I suggest you get to reading this one.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Donald Armfield

    The book is put together well. I don't mean the actual writing part. But the pages have blood droplets, dirty finger prints, cut outs tapped with electric tape and of course pictures of zombies. The overall concept of the haiku thing kinda got tedious.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jini

    Interesting concept....who knew that zombies had the motor skills and brain function to actually write haiku? They also have remarkably good penmanship for the living dead.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. You are so lucky that I cannot remember how to use doorknobs.

  20. 4 out of 5

    angelofmine1974

    It was an interesting read. Definitely graphic with words and pictures but I made it through just fine! Many years of watching Walking Dead has sort of desensitized me with zombies. I particularly enjoyed the introduction and the ending when he started changing. I'm just curious how the zombie kept writing even though he was a zombie... hmmm.... Good read for Halloween or any time of year.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sammie

    It was really different and interesting , i haven't read anything like this book before so i liked that someone thought of something new to write .

  22. 5 out of 5

    WheeldonHS

    Zombie poetry, I laugh so hard my chest hurts. Brains brains tasty brains.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rhonda Drake

    Graphic description, interesting story line

  24. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    The story of an average guy and his zombie "life"--told in haiku. I'm using some examples to teach my students about haiku. Who says poetry has to be about rainbows and butterflies? A few of my favorites: little old ladies speed away in their wheelchairs, frightened meals on wheels. Biting into heads is much harder than it looks. His skull is feisty. I lap around blocks. The city, an empty plate, has been licked clean. Her tongue can't form words, although it's still wiggling when it's in my hand. I need to The story of an average guy and his zombie "life"--told in haiku. I'm using some examples to teach my students about haiku. Who says poetry has to be about rainbows and butterflies? A few of my favorites: little old ladies speed away in their wheelchairs, frightened meals on wheels. Biting into heads is much harder than it looks. His skull is feisty. I lap around blocks. The city, an empty plate, has been licked clean. Her tongue can't form words, although it's still wiggling when it's in my hand. I need to slow down. It's hard, when eating fingers, to tell whose hand's whose. Zombie fans will eat this one up.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sterling Marte

    Although I like almost every zombie book this one in particular was handed to me by a friend who said that it would be a quick read that is ultimately worth the read. The book like stated in the title is about a man becoming a zombie and writing haiku poems while running around eating others. This book is rather interesting because you get to learn what the zombie thinks about when walking around looking for survivors. If you are ever in the mood for a good but short zombies story you should rea Although I like almost every zombie book this one in particular was handed to me by a friend who said that it would be a quick read that is ultimately worth the read. The book like stated in the title is about a man becoming a zombie and writing haiku poems while running around eating others. This book is rather interesting because you get to learn what the zombie thinks about when walking around looking for survivors. If you are ever in the mood for a good but short zombies story you should read this book.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Morgon

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. If I could I'd give it 1.5 stars, maybe? Fun concept that is pretty well executed. It's a little gory at times but it is a zombie book so I can't fault it too much for that. Maybe because I just had a baby and have two other small children this affected me more, but the sections about eating a baby and baby toes being like grapes were a bit much for me and kind of ruined the whole book, especially when directly following that was the section with the two small brothers trying to escape and at le If I could I'd give it 1.5 stars, maybe? Fun concept that is pretty well executed. It's a little gory at times but it is a zombie book so I can't fault it too much for that. Maybe because I just had a baby and have two other small children this affected me more, but the sections about eating a baby and baby toes being like grapes were a bit much for me and kind of ruined the whole book, especially when directly following that was the section with the two small brothers trying to escape and at least one of them not making it.

  27. 4 out of 5

    John Orman

    This is a journal for the early days of a zombie plague, documenting the journey of an undead poet through the deserted streets of a lost civilization. Beth from accounting Is just getting in her car-- eating spaghetti. They are so lucky that I cannot remember how to use doorknobs. Looking at my hand Somehow I lost a finger And gained some maggots. He is screaming words, But I don't understand him Since I have his tongue.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Deb Wilson

    Zombie Haiku is one of the fastest reads I have ever read. I finished it about an hour, and that was taking my time and reading some of the choicer haiku out loud to my boyfriend. The book is funny, as it tells the experience of a zombie in a most stereotypical Hollywood style, and while I wasn't crazy about the ending, it did tie in well with the prefacing notes. If you want a quick and humorous read, and like zombies, give it a try. It was fun!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Louise Bendall

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Zombie story told in creepy haiku with lots of brains. The story is one author's poetry journal that tells his transition into zombiehood that is then found by another writer who scribbles in his attempt to escape the zombie plague. Some haikus I found amusing: "You are so lucky that I cannot remember how to use doorknobs." Mostly it's about brains, brains, brains. Well done, but gross.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Hayden already described this but it is worth a read especially for WALLY. C'mon what would you say in Haiku if you were a zombie? I give it 5 starts becasue it does what it sets out to do perfectly. It is in the top of it's genre.

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