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All he wanted was a Pulitzer.It took only one bite for journalist Jacob Plummer to find the story of a life time -- his own downward spiral into the zombie abyss.As Jacob slowly transforms into one of the undead, he discovers a truth that could spare the world from extinction.While Jacob struggles to reveal the conspiracy behind the virus, he must fight off his own inner zAll he wanted was a Pulitzer.It took only one bite for journalist Jacob Plummer to find the story of a life time -- his own downward spiral into the zombie abyss.As Jacob slowly transforms into one of the undead, he discovers a truth that could spare the world from extinction.While Jacob struggles to reveal the conspiracy behind the virus, he must fight off his own inner zombie and the undead masses to save the human race, the woman he loves, and a planet ripped apart by the Mengele Virus....

Title : I Zombie I
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ISBN : 10423078
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 329 Pages
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I Zombie I Reviews

  • Tammy
    2019-04-22 09:53

    Not terrible, but not good. Dialogue was painful at times, the plot a bit silly, no characterization to speak of. There are so many better zombie books out there. Want mournful and beautiful? Check out The Reapers Are the Angels. Non-stop action, then read Monster Island. If you are into the zombie blog subgenre try Feed or Extinction Point. Want real zombie humor? Then I recommend Breathers: A Zombie's Lament. It's a saturated genre, why waste time on mediocre?

  • Heather Adkins
    2019-05-01 11:41

    I'd never read zombie horror before, though I DO enjoy the occasional horror novel. I read Wallen's Fringe Killer series and his "Shero" before moving on to this and I have to admit--I should have read this one first.This book is awesome. It has the author's trademark lyrical writing that tends more towards literary prose. It also has the cringe-worthy, skin-crawling gore and horror that Wallen does so well. He is a true horror writer, through and through. I fell in love with the protagonist, as well as the feeling of being inside Jacob's journal during the zombie apocalypse. I'm looking forward to picking up the next book in this series!

  • Jack Wallen
    2019-05-06 14:37

    KindleObsessed calls "I Zombie I" a MUST read! From her review:Like I said before, zombies make fantastic targets for slightly off kilter humor, and no one (that I have ever read anyways) captured that essence quite like Jack Wallen. Opting for sarcasm over pure terror made this one of the funniest books I have read in a while, and in doing so, captured a (very highly coveted) place in my zombie hall of fame. No worries though… this book was NOT all about blood slushys and sound bombs, there WAS a deeper story intertwined, one of hope, love, and the recognization of loneliness, making this a well rounded and spectacularly written piece of literature.Full review here.I am the author of this book. I wanted to let everyone know this book will back back on sale very soon. My editor will begin the final polish this week. So keep your fingers crossed that in a week or two, I Zombie I, will be ready for your eyes! Here is the description:"The virus has spread."In a moment of pure chaos, the majority of the Earth's population has become the walking dead. One man promises to help bring the truth to light."The lies have spread."When journalist Jacob Plummer is infected, Jacob turns to the written word to not only ease the pain of change, but to bring to surface a truth far deeper and deadlier than anyone could have imagined."The truth must now be spread."With some new friends, Jacob helps to fight off the growing undead horde in hopes of saving himself and the planet from the rot growing within.

  • Alina
    2019-05-10 07:38

    ***Spoiler allert!**** Well, i would give it 5 stars, only the hero, Jacob, dies!I was kind of upset and sad, because i really enjoyd his way of thinking and his humor. Ist a difernt book, from the Location(Munchen, Germany) to the fact that Jacob is not a former military guy or a weapon pro, from the way the Zombies act, but ist great diferent, not bad diferent. I got this book for free, but i will sure buy the next one, because i am hooked, i just want to find out what will happen next. I will not tell you the whole Story because i think that each one of you must read this and discover it true the eyes of Jacob, for yourself. Ist the Kind of book that keeps your attention there, and you will dream of it at night, because you almost can feel the guys heartbeat as your own, you feel the noise, you see the flashes of light and you can taste the coppery bitter taste of terror. Ist a verry frighthening feeling that you can loose yourself, you can sleep and fall into a world of pain and never return . Better die as Zombie as live as Zombie.great book

  • Elle Chardou
    2019-04-23 09:43

    This is absolutely, without a doubt, the best zombie book I have ever read. Okay, it's the only zombie book I have ever read but it is beautiful and well-written.Mr. Wallen takes the story of Jacob Plummer, a reporter, and documents his descent into Hell. I could tell you what that Hell is but then I would have to kill you. You meet some very interesting characters including, Susan, a young teenager who reminded me of the teen from 28 Days Later and Bethany Nitshimi, definitely the tough woman of the novel. All I can say is this book is well written and the best book I have read in the horror genre. It is up there with Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King and The Dome, which is one of my favorite books of all time. Mr. Wallen, like Mr. King, is a genius at making such an innocuous event like a zombie take-over, seem not only realistic but plausible. Well done.

  • Susan
    2019-05-17 15:49

    I truly enjoyed reading this 'Zombie' book.Jacob Plummet, a reporter in Munich for the unveiling of a supposedly awesome machine that will 'cure all the problems on the earth', wakes to a world gone bad wrong and as time goes on, everything gets worse. He does find some survivors and they work well together. Author Jack Wallen had produced a great story that consists of Zombies unlike the ones we see in movies and in other books. While reading this book, I was getting quite put out with his metaphors because they came so often in the story----BUT I began to see how well they fit the situation-- silly metaphors kept this book going!!Look for this one "Sandford-ian "big one".LolI recommend this book ( and probably the sequels-- which I am fixin to read) to all that read zombie books.

  • Ty Hutchinson
    2019-04-26 14:40

    I'll admit, I'm not much of a horror fan but this book was different. Yeah it's about zombies but it's quirky. I like quirky. If you liked the movie Zombieland, you'll like this book. There's lots of moaning and screaming and laughs. The beginning was a little slow for my speed but once you're through that, the book moves at a nice pace. The ending sets it up for the sequel.Being that I'm from Hawaii, I personally loved the poi reference in the story. You'll have to read the book to figure out what poi and zombies have to do with each other.4 1/2 stars

  • Julie
    2019-04-25 11:02

    This was a fascinating book! I have not read any zombie stories before this one. This one was written from the perspective of an infected individual fighting for his life and sanity. This particular near-zombie is our hero. He's funny and brave and terrified. I loved this story and couldn't put it down until I finished it.

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-25 12:38

    I read the iBook version, and I enjoyed this story because its the only story I've read so far where a human to zombie transformation takes place and the reader gets to experience it as the person changes. Great way to write a zombie book!

  • Tim Mercer
    2019-05-01 08:47

    Call it 2.5. It was ok, the angle on the apocalypse was good. Maybe the constant 1st person angle in zombiedom to me is getting stale. Will give the next a go and hopefully if will hook me otherwise time for the next series

  • Misty Baker
    2019-05-20 11:03

    I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I LOVE zombies. There is just something about their ability to “project their issues” that I can get behind, (anger management anyone?) So, when Jack Wallen shot me an email asking if I’d take a peek at his new book “I Zombie I” there was absolutely no way I was going to turn him down.One of the many things (and believe me there is a list) I love about zombies is the ability to form them into anything you want. Want a zombie that requires you to be a cardio phenom? No problem…coming right up. Want a zombie that enjoys a good “brain slushy” versus “gummy guts”, again…no problem. The best part however, the thing that really has me clamoring to get my hands on anything “living dead” related, is their “iconasism” (yep, totally made that word up.)Zombies, Moaners, Screamers, Freaks, whatever you prefer to call them, the fact remains that they are just down right easy to poke fun at, which (and here comes the part where I explain my made up word) makes them entertainment icons, and hard to pass up.Now…as for “I Zombie I,” it’s completely ridiculous, BUT (and that is a really big but so pay attention) in a completely wonderful way. Incorporating the sarcastic humor of say… “Sean of the Dead” and the desperation of “28 Days Later” Wallen managed to blaze a path that felt both original, and undeniably refreshing.Jacob Plummer is no “greenhorn” to action. Having spent the majority of his life as a field reporter, being ass deep in life threatening situations is second nature to him, but when the Earth’s population suddenly turns from living to…well…pale and really hungry for brain matter, Jacob finds himself with the prime opportunity to see what he’s REALLY made of. Unfortunately, before he gets that chance, (you know, save the girl, save the day, capture the super hero crown) he gets chomped on by one of Munich’s recently reanimated. Damn the luck. “I Zombie I” is the journal of Jacob’s trails and tribulations in a world full of very hungry dead people, and eventually his road to ZOMBIFICATION.Like I said before, zombies make fantastic targets for slightly off kilter humor, and no one (that I have ever read anyways) captured that essence quite like Jack Wallen. Opting for sarcasm over pure terror made this one of the funniest books I have read in a while, and in doing so, captured a (very highly coveted) place in my zombie hall of fame. No worries though… this book was NOT all about blood slushys and sound bombs, there WAS a deeper story intertwined, one of hope, love, and the recognization of loneliness, making this a well rounded and spectacularly written piece of literature.My advice? If you, (like me) love the “anger management-ly challenged” this is a MUST READ! If however you are a tad squeamish and prefer happier books, make a left and keep on looking.Happy reading my fellow Kindle-ites and remember: Don’t be stingy with your bullets. Double Tap!

  • Mandy White
    2019-05-06 10:58

    A dizzying experience!First of all, if you have this book, then you’re going to need the next two in the series as well. You might as well go ahead and buy them now because when you finish this one you aren’t going to want to wait for the next.I Zombie I is the start of the most amazing zombie trilogy I have read so far. It puts a unique twist on a favorite genre by telling the story from the point of view of the zombie, or rather, the man who is turning into a zombie. The story begins when journalist Jacob Plummer wakes up in a post-apocalyptic world; transformed overnight by a major catastrophic event. He inevitably encounters people who have been transformed into terrifying monsters and becomes the recipient of a bite that triggers the transformation in him. He resolves to document as much of the event as possible…for as long as he possibly can.This book was a dizzying experience, starring a cast of brilliant characters; courageous heroes who will stop at nothing to survive and an insidious villain with layer after layer of deceit thinly concealed by his human façade. And of course, zombies – wave after relentless wave of violent, insatiable undead who give characters and readers alike very little time to breathe.I had one small complaint, but it’s strictly a matter of personal taste. A vital part of the plot involves the romance that develops between the two main characters, Jacob and Bethany. The intense passion that builds between these two individuals is almost a tangible thing, from the reader’s perspective, but…I was slightly disillusioned at the lack of a sex scene and was left wondering…did they or didn’t they…or did I miss it? Until the end of course, when an important revelation confirms it. Even without sordid details, I would have liked their intimate encounter to have been a little more distinct. Still, I didn’t feel that small detail was worth a rating less than five stars.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-22 11:45

    Ya'll know that I LOVE zombie books, right? I love them at all stages of infection - when bad things first start, when they fall apart even more, when the world is on the edge of dying - I'm just stupidly in love with reading about people trying to figure out how to survive in a world where one bite will send you to a place you don't want to be. This book starts in the time directly following a catastrophic event that ultimately either kills most of the world's population or turns them into ravening zombies.Infected early on, Jacob struggles to maintain his grip on humanity so that he doesn't hurt the other survivors in his small group. His fight against this disease eating away at him provide a creepy counterpoint to the rapid destruction of the world around them. His insights into what's driving the zombies to kill helps the survivors find ways to safeguard themselves. As Jacob falls farther and farther under the thrall of the disease, he becomes oddly more human in his desire to make sure that the woman he's fallen for and the girl he first saved are safe from him.At times brutal and disjointed, which worked incredibly well with both the lack of information the survivors have and the situation Jacob is going through, this story laid some excellent groundwork for what's to come. Jacob was committed to telling the truth of what had brought the world to this point and he did an admirable job.-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

  • Albert
    2019-05-15 11:47

    Overall Feedback: I have had tow authors (Shea MacLeod and Danielle Blanchard) suggest that I read this book. I know both of them from the IWU Facebook Group and I trust they know a good book when they read it, so I gave it a chance. I am so very happy that I did. Jack is a brilliant writer and he can make your head spin with his storytelling wiles. Jack tells us his take on Zombies without the feeling like we are being slammed by yet another Zombie book or movie.Point of View: In a unique twist you get to read the story through the eyes of a man while he changes and fights those he is becoming like.Voice: Zombies are people too.Character Development: Jack is able to take the reader through the full gambit of emotions for his main character. Spot on development.Plot: We all know that the Zombie Apocalypse is coming so why not study up.Dialogue: With the narrating from Jacob you have to wonder how Jack was able to know" what a zombie thinks. Besides "Brians"Pacing: Count this review in with the rest of the one sitting reads.Setting: Jack is able to convey a setting without going into intricate detail. In other words he gives just enough to the reader to know what colors to use but allows the reader to paint the portrait.Continuity: A perfect start to what looks to be a perfect series.

  • Joan Crockett
    2019-04-22 09:38

    Okay, it's a zombie apocalypse book. Those are popular, along with vampire tales. This book, however, is not just any old zombie book. Jack Wallen give new life, pardon the pun, to the story of what might happen when they take away all our toys, and our civilization as well. The hero is a man, hungry for a story at first, then realizes the magnitude of what has happened and who is left to survive. Oh yeah, and he's infected already. His fight to remain human has the reader cheering him on, as he takes people he meets, little Susan and ace hacker Beth Nitshimi to find some answers and some safety. Is there actually any safety? Get to know these moaners and screamers up close, too close as the journey to find answers as the ragged crew make their way to where the brains behind this horror on earth is residing. Poor Jacob finds less and less peace as time goes on but quickly realizes that he is comforted and loved by Beth. I Zombie I is the first in a trilogy. I won't spoil it by telling the ending of part one, but Wallen's injections of hip, tart and salty words are spot on! I am on part 3 now and intend to read more of Wallen's books because he is a bright spot in the genre. The characters are you and I on a bad acid trip at times. Other times, they are ordinary, but I am glad to have known them all.

  • Lainy
    2019-05-23 13:45

    Edited to add this is my first Jack Wallen novel and it wont be my last.Wow what a brilliant zombie novel and one with a twist or two!Jacob Plummer is our main character, a journalist in Germany to cover the unveiling of a machine that will save our resources. However Jacob awakes to a blast and a world unlike anything he could have imagined. As a journalist he keeps a log of everything he experiences along the way.The book goes at a pretty good pace, lots of gore to satisfy our horror fans and a few funnies along the way (along with blood, guts, gore and even budding relationships). Jacob finds himself flung into hero, survivalist and leader mode before having to make some tough decisions for the sake of himself and the survivors along the way.What I really liked about this zombie story is we have a how and a why to the outbreak and I have read many many zombies books and only one before this gave this. I could hardly put it down, definately for me a page turner and I will be buying the next installment when it is out. a 4 out of 5 for me.More from this author at or on twitter @jlwallen

  • Netanella
    2019-04-22 07:55

    Here's a fun zombie book with a narrator with a quirky, irreverent sense of humor that should appeal to most fans of zombie fiction and horror in general. Jacob in an American reporter in Munich, Germany, awaiting the unveiling of a scientific experiment that goes horribly wrong and turns the world into hell in a hand basket. Jacob's sense of isolation in an empty, foreign city is nicely portrayed at the beginning of the story, and I was quickly sucked in to Jacob's plight. Why, why do we always seem to follow the bloody footprints or handprints? I guess there would be no story is we didn't allow for curiosity and do some insanely stupid things.The ease with which Jacob finds fellow English-speaking survivors in a foreign city was a little annoying, as was the romance between him and Bethany, the uber-sexy computer wizard he rescues along the way. I had a tad bit of difficulty buying in to the premise that anyone would exchange panties with a guy with a necrotic hole in his face, a compulsive head tick, and saliva drool worthy of a St. Bernard. Eww. Best part of the book: The reason behind the endlessly falling ash. Nice.

  • Kennaluvskittys21
    2019-05-12 15:04

    I enjoyed this book a lot because I live the living dead and the plot was very interesting, I could easily connect with characters and I really liked how the setting was in Munich, I'm German so I thought is was pretty cool. The development of relationships and the build to each one was written well and I really enjoyed that also. The book wasn't perfect, but no books are. Some minor grammatical errors and a some-what choppy dialog at some points, but if you push past that and enjoy the book for its content you'll like the book a lot if you're a zombie enthusiast like I am. I feel as if the book could've used a tad bit more violence and the author could've been more descriptive with some events. Other than that, the book was very enjoyable and I recommend it to anyone who likes the living dead.

  • Dan
    2019-05-06 10:01

    Jacob Plummer is a report on assignment in Munich, Germany when all hell breaks loose. Hell in the way of a virus that spreads like wildfire and turns those affected into zombies. And we all know that zombies love to eat human flesh. With the help of other survivors; including the scientist who created they virus; they search for a cure before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Jacob is record his thoughts of all that is happening around him.I don’t recall how I learned about this book, but am glad that I downloaded it. For a self-published novel, this is one of my favorite zombie stories and Jack Wallen did a wonderful job in keeping it fresh and suspenseful. I don’t want to reveal spoilers so if you’re into zombie stories; this is a must read.

  • Dana *
    2019-05-21 15:44

    hmmm, so interesting premise, the narrator is in the process of becoming a zombie. Due to a virus released by crazy doctor.I like the virus story, and want to know more about the intentions of this release. Maybe it isn't important, but it makes me curious. Another ethnic cleansing? Nice addition to the virus release story, its not an accident this time, it was on purpose and directly targeted.It was nice twist to witness a descent into Zombie, instead of the instant zombification of a character. Or the humorous post-zombification of some other stories.I assume from the ending that a sequel is in the works, so I will definitely be waiting to have some questions answered in that next volume.

  • Danielle Evans
    2019-05-02 09:56

    I was looking for a zombie book to read since I love watching movies about zombies (and a show about the walking dead). I was really glad to find this one! It was not just another zombie story. It was written through the eyes of someone who was infected and was slowly becoming zombified. Not only did the main character have to suffer knowing he was turning into one of the undead, but he was also discovering what caused this zombie apocalypse. This book is horrifically stuffed with gore, suspense, humor, and even romance. For anyone looking for a more original zombie book, this is a great one to read. And of course it's only book one of the series so there's much more to come after this!

  • Shéa MacLeod
    2019-04-29 10:01

    I really, truly enjoyed this book. Particle physics, a crazy scientist with a doomsday machine, zombies roaming the streets of Munich hungry for brains. What's not to like?Plus I love the humor and the 80s music references. What can I say? I'm old school like that.I thought the story had a unique twist to the telling, as well. It sucked me right into the middle of the zombie apocalypse and I could hardly put it down. The book, that is. Not the apocalypse. All in all I consider this a great read and highly recommend it. I'm very much looking forward to the next in the series.

  • Katie Wooten
    2019-05-09 08:51

    Any fan of "The Walking Dead" will LOVE this book! This was the very first book, written by Jack Wallen, that I read. After I finished it, I got a copy of all of his books. They are THAT wonderful. Putting a new, fresher, spin on the zombie-horror genre will have you cringing from all the gore in on paragraph, and then laughing out loud with glee in the next. But be warned, get comfortable when you start reading this book, because you will not be able to put it down!

  • Alisa
    2019-05-22 07:49

    A terrific, nail biting, page turner: I finished this book in one sitting. Smart in its plausibility, I Zombie I is not only a work of sheer horror-entertainment while often poking some wicked fun at the very genre of zombie fiction, Wallen manages to, amidst the chaos, gore, and rapid fire suspense -- throw some honest philisophical food for thought into the novel regarding the very nature of humanity and how fragile that thing that makes us *us* actually is.

  • Haley Rogers
    2019-05-07 11:39

    Some parts seemed to gloss over the details a little, while the narrator was incapacitated, but being in journal form, It's forgivable. I might be too curious to not question some things. I really enjoyed the book as a whole, didn't want ot put it down. I like that it wasn't just typical zombies, there was a new spin on their motivation.

  • Felicia A
    2019-05-19 14:47

    Just wanted to let you zombie folks know that this book is FREE right now on Amazon. I am currently editing the second book in the trilogy (did not edit this one), My Zombie My, and there is a third that will be released before the end of the year, Die Zombie Die.If you go get a copy now from Amazon, you will be able to jump right into the sequel when it comes out in a month or so. :-)

  • Yeidy
    2019-04-26 16:00

    In this book you get immersed in the world of Jacob as he witnesses how the world goes to complete zombie madness and how he slowly becomes one. Fascinating read and you will find it VERY hard to stop reading until you reach the end.

  • Greg
    2019-04-25 13:48

    An interesting concept. Another zombie story based on a virus but from the point of view of someone going through the transformation. I did not like the ending of the book not telling what was in the file but then I found out this is actually a trilogy so it makes the ending ok.

  • Jill James
    2019-05-01 12:55

    I love zombie novels and this one did not disappoint. The writing was lyrical and poignant and the zombie parts were ooey-gooey. I loved Jacob and Bethany and the hardships they endured seemed believable and real. Hoping there is a sequel.

  • Halima Rahman
    2019-05-06 10:46

    A brilliant book. Full review to come :-)