'Rebirth: A Zombie Tale' combines buddhism with a walk through the zombie apocalypse
Darren Lamb writes books that are both profound and entertaining. He stuffs so much wisdom in so few pages that it is amazing that he can do so without seeming to condescend to the reader or the characters. Rebirth: A Zombie Tale is no different.
Approaching the zombie apocalypse as a Buddhist, Ryan a follower of Buddhism is chosen to go on a quest to find the reincarnation of his teacher somewhere in Seattle. In order to do so, he has to face the horrors of what has happened to mankind while he was meditating in a monastery in Nepal. If facing the zombie hordes and man’s inhumanity to man wasn’t enough, Ryan also has to face Mara the destroyer, a woman intent on the destruction of his humanity.
The philosophical conversations are easy to relate to and fascinating. The basic question is “What is humanity?” However, Lamb also addresses why people continue in the face of impossible odds and grief, and he relates stories that illustrate his points with an easy writing style and that draws the reader in.
Rebirth: A Zombie Tale features adult themes, sex and violence. It is vividly written and may make some people queasy as it describes the horrors of the dead come to life and the fulfilling of their appetites. This zombie tale also features humor amidst the horror, likable characters and an ending that provides more questions than answers, which is just what everyone needs.
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