My Life as A White Trash Zombie

Rowland, Diana, 1966-

(Paperback - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
My Life as A White Trash Zombie
Penguin Putnam
Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive"...

Baker & Taylor
After overdosing on painkillers, Angel wakes up in the emergency room with a craving for brains and an anonymous letter that states that there's a job offer she shouldn't refuse at the county morgue.

& Taylor

After overdosing on painkillers, Angel wakes up in the ER with a craving for brains and an anonymous letter telling her that there's a job waiting for her at the country morgue and that's it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse. Original. 27,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : DAW Books : Distributed by Penguin Group (USA), c2011
ISBN: 0756406757
Branch Call Number: SCI-FI R
Characteristics: viii, 310 p. ; 18 cm.


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Sep 28, 2014
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Mmmm...zombie girl is very hungry...raorwgghh!!
Funny, witty, with a huge dash of real pain and anger.

Apr 22, 2014
  • Mahala rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I loved this book series. It's funny and heartfelt. It was very entertaining. Angel Crawford is hilarious. you love her and all her coworkers
Overall a fun read which surprised me as the title and cover left me thinking I wouldn't plus...zombies... come on....but it is so well written you can't help but cheer for Angel, so in this case the saying Don't judge a book by it's cover applies. I ended up loving it. I throughly enjoy Diana Rowland's other "Demon" series as well.

Oct 04, 2011
  • thetravelingbard rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

fabulous book! She was funny, not always smart but willing to learn from her mistakes, and of course, BRAINS!

Sep 02, 2011
  • Clsomers rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyable, it flowed so smoothly that I read it all in one day without being conscious that I was doing it. I just kept reading and having fun and suddenly it was over. Angel is just someone that I couldn't help rooting for. I was under the impression that this was YA, but she's 21, a young woman getting a very strange second chance and trying to make the best of it. She's sarcastic and smart-mouthed (and funny!) but never mean and that makes the book fun but with a lot of heart. And what about that cover, how fantastic is that?

Aug 27, 2011
  • FangFiction rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The idea of self-healing, super-strong, über-speedy zombies clashes with the inarguable fact that zombies are undead, rotting creatures—a reality that Rowland’s world-building absolutely denies. Another problem is that a number of upright citizens are walking around as zombies—and no one can tell that they are dead. Although she is herself a zombie, even Angel can’t tell a human from a zombie.
The serial killer plot thread sustained my interest right up until the killer was unveiled. The killer’s identity came out of left field, and not in a good way. In one short scene and with no real clues, Angel is suddenly able to spot the villain and charge in for the rescue. The suspenseful build-up was a lot better than the actual ending.
Having said all this, I must confess that I really like Angel as a character. With her smart (and profane) mouth and her cynical take on life, she is both entertaining and heartbreaking—a girl who never had a chance for a “normal” life, and now never will. Her gradual metamorphosis into a compassionate and honorable young woman is a big part of the charm of the story. I’m looking forward to book 2 to see what’s next for Angel. Read my full review at FangFiction.Blogspot.com.


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Aug 27, 2011
  • FangFiction rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Angel has her first brain cravings:
"But I'd been craving brains. The smell was like chocolate and cookies and biscuits and gravy and everything else that was delicious It damn near drove me crazy every time I had to touch one. I'd been fighting the cravings the way I'd never fought the urge to take drugs or get drunk." (p. 56)

Angel gets creative with her brain smoothies:
"I...started blending brains up with soup or fruit juice or chocolate milk—stuff that looked normal so that no one would freak out if they happened to open the cooler. I could fit half a brain and about a cup of soup or chocolate milk into each jar or water bottle, and so far it seemed that a jar or bottle every other day kept me from getting smelly. (p. 81)


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