My Life as a White Trash Zombie is the story of Angel Crawford, who wakes up in the hospital with no memory of why or how she got there. A package is delivered there with a cooler of strange drinks and a letter stating that she has job waiting for here at the city morgue, and a threat that if she doesn’t take it, the police will find out that she was in violation of her probation.
The rest of the book is about Angel finding out about her new life as a zombie, and also trying to find out how she became one. Zombies in this world look normal–as long as they have a supply of brains. Without such a ready supply, they degrade into the typical Romero zombies. If they can get more, they will revert to looking normal. Much of this book is Angel’s attempts to secure a stash of brains to keep herself fed.
This author has a rather unique take on how one becomes a zombie. While a definitive answer of what causes zombieism is never explained (bacteria, virus, other?), zombies can intentionally create others like themselves. It reminds me a lot of Anne Rice’s method of creating vampires.
This is a fun book and I will definitely look for the sequels ( Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues & White Trash Zombie Apocalypse )
Published by DAW books, cover by Daniel Dos Santos