Sunday, May 25, 2014

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi

While playing baseball near the local meatpacking plant best friends Rabi, Miguel and Joe smell something terrible.  When they run into a zombie cow they know something strange is going on and they know there's definitely a problem when their coach tries to eat their brains.  They are sure the cause is the meatpacking plant and start investigating the problems there on their own.  With tainted meat ready to ship all over the country, time is running out for the boys.  This book packs a lot into a fairly short space but it is done so smoothly.  Hidden behind the zombie apocalypse adventure are messages about illegal immigration and sustainable agriculture.  But they never disrupt the flow of the story nor keep you from laughing about the immortal zombie cow head.