From novella introduction Dearest Reader,This is a bad zombie apocalypse novella It was written in a hurry It is riddled with inconsistencies And it never quite arrives at whatever point it sought to make But remember The 25 you donated to charity in exchange for this steaming mess of prose will help our species shuffle along, and I hope you ll feel warmed by your g From novella introduction Dearest Reader,This is a bad zombie apocalypse novella It was written in a hurry It is riddled with inconsistencies And it never quite arrives at whatever point it sought to make But remember The 25 you donated to charity in exchange for this steaming mess of prose will help our species shuffle along, and I hope you ll feel warmed by your good deed as you read Thank you for decreasing the overall worldwide level of suck, and as they say in my hometown Don t forget to be awesome.Best wishes John Green The book has been made available under creative commons license, so it can be acquired legally here effyeahnerdfighters post 2
Zombicorns From novella introduction Dearest Reader This is a bad zombie apocalypse novella It was written in a hurry It is riddled with inconsistencies And it never quite arrives at whatever point it sought to

  • Title: Zombicorns
  • Author: John Green
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 287
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “Zombicorns”

    1. Having now read three John Green books, I am sensing a disturbing pattern A = Books titled ZombicornsB = Books titled The Fault in Our StarsC = Books titled An Abundance of KatherinesA&B = Books with a female protagonistA&C = Books with characters discussing a road tripB&C = Books featuring geeksA&B&C = Books that mentionVENN DIAGRAMS D = Books about unicorns. :(

    2. Oh how lovely to be a zombie unicorn!! Unfortunately, we may never knowZombie unicorns are of peace, always!For a very long time, the great conundrum of the world has been this: Zombies? Or unicorns?It seemed something had come along to finally resolve this issue: ZOMBIE UNICORNS!! But things are not as they seem. Dun, dun, dun. By the way, this book is a free download from John Green, just click on the book page and hit 'download ebook'. Then par-tay!!!I had a conversation, albeit somewhat ima [...]

    3. The most important thing you have to notice about the book is the disclaimer written below the title. Even though the cover illustrates an awesome zombie unicorn, this isn’t about unicorns turning into zombies. I guess Mr. John Green isn’t ready to write about that yet. Bummer! Lol. What the story really is about is CORN. Lots and lots of corn which is the reason people got “z’ed up” or got infected by this virus that assumingly came from canned corn. Lol!Former people who got z’ed u [...]

    4. so it automatically loses a star for false advertising. do not put a unicorn on the cover unless there is actually a unicorn to be had. cheap shot, john green - you know i am a girl and as such, genetically inclined towards all things unicorn. but it automatically gains a star for being a free download which is a generous thing for an author to do (and this from someone who hates reading on the computer - you see what the "promise" of a unicorn will do). even though it was short, i had to read i [...]

    5. I was talking to someone the other day about Author Blindness, which is a serious problem which plagues the best of us, or at least me. I have had Author Blindness with John Green. The day I finished reading Paper Towns, I went out and bought every other published work of his including the usual suspects - An Abundance of Katherines and Looking for Alaska - but also stuff like Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Let It Snow, and Geektastic. I consumed everything and I was so in love with his writing and [...]

    6. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/John Green wrote a book about zombie unicorns?!?!?!?!?! When this title popped up, things got a bit . . . . uhhhhh, SCREAMY.Welp, turns out that Zombicorns isn't about undead one-horned magical beasts, but is actually a story of the zombification of regular ol’ people through the ingestion of corn. An anti-Monsanto statement, maybe???? Nahhhhhhhh. Well, maybe, but not really. It was actually about each individual’s “U.C” . . .“What is your ultim [...]

    7. Looking at other reviewers, I realize that wow, lots of Nerdfighters are on . That's pretty freaking frakking awesome. DFTBA, y'all.Anyway. Zombies? Never read about them, never planned on it. But when I found that John Green's zombie novella had been released online for free, I decided what the heck, I'll read it. And was I ever glad I did.This is much more than a book about some absurd corn-inflicted zombie apocalypse theory. Deep rants, most of which go way over my head (like most of the word [...]

    8. Is there a reason why this had to be written from a female POV? I am asking because I would have never guessed the narrator was a girl if it wasn't specifically mentioned in the story. In fact, for the 1st quarter of the novella I was sure it was being narrated by a guy, and even after that point Mia remained more of a Michael to me. Plus, if you are sure your work is crap (see the book description), why would you encourage readers to pay $25 for it? Just because it has your name on it? If you w [...]

    9. Lately, I've heard a lot of books with zombies rambling and eating human brain but I don't have the time to buy, not really the time but the money to spend for them. I saw two of my friends reviewed this zombie land-ia book with unicorns? Huh? Ok, that makes my mind go round after I saw the cover with rotten, loin-less unicorn! After checking the book page an imaginary book hit my back, since almost of my friends here in GR already read this short novella and that makes me feels like an out-date [...]

    10. WARNING: There may be an over use of “!” in the following review.Zombicorns isn’t what you think it is. It’s better. All right, all right I might be a tad biased. Nah, I’m a lot biased. But I can’t help it! It’s John Green!!! (See my profile answer as to what your favorite books are.) I love John Green for his writing: you can always count on humor, good fun and honesty. While this novella does meet said criteria, it adds something more that (I have come to) love: ZOMBIES! This zom [...]

    11. This is NOT an ordinary post-apocalyptic zombie story. It's a small dose of philosophy contained in a brilliant John Green novella. Really touching and mind-stirring. It also has the usual John Green awesomeness!Made me smile, laugh out loud and tear up.Absolutely amazing.

    12. I came to the conclusion a while ago that there is nothing romantic or supernatural about loving someone:  Love is the privilege of being responsible for another. [my favorite quote from Zombicorns]   What a way to get me depressed AND force me to think. For being a novella of only about 70 pages, Zombicorns was very thought-provoking indeed. You might not think much of such a satirically titled work, but it's definitely worth at least a peek. (I can guarantee that you will be hooked enough t [...]

    13. I feel like giving this four stars is way too generous, but three stars is outrageously stingy. I mean, how good can a novella about corn-obsessed zombies really be? Mr President disappears whenever it's inconvenient to have him around, the footnotes are massively unwieldy and the zombies flip-flop between wanting to eat the protagonist and wanting to 'convert' her. Even so, I thoroughly, THOROUGHLY enjoyed "ZOMBICORNS" and the ideas contained within are still giving me food for thought days and [...]

    14. Update:ZombiecornsZombiernsZombies and corn?Oh, I get it now.No zombie unicorns here. Just a play on the word zombiecorn. Well done, John Green. I didn't realize it until days after finishing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~No unicorns. Lots of corn. So much corn

    15. “You know who else used to be people?” she asked me after a while. “We did. And they took that away from us.”Can I just say, clever use of a pun in the title. Being a bit slow, I only realised after I'd actually completed the novella myself but it did stir a few laughs from me. Seeing as this is quite a short novella, and the plot basically consists of a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies and corn I don't feel a need to provide a synopsis in this small review.This was okay, I fou [...]

    16. "I came to the conclusion a while ago that there is nothing romantic or supernatural about loving someone: Love is the privilege of being responsible for another." Zombicorns. Zombies who protects corns. Reminds me of the game Plants vs. Zombies, but in here Zombies protects their corn for some reason. And the thing is there aren't any unicorns in this one. So you'd thought there would be one? but no, I hate to be the one to tell you there is no effin' unicorns in this book. A story about surviv [...]

    17. A relatively frakking convoluted short story filled with inconsistencies (as the Disclaimer states) and plot as typical and as predictive as thousands of other zombie stories. Nevertheless, it could be quite a treat for the zealous zombie/z fan with its zombiefied zonal zombiezoic Chicago, mostly unremarkable zero climactic elements, sort-of zesty characters zigzagging on mediocre, common zippy adventures and zany dialogues, that, minus the zombiefication of the zombies under zymosis. A little b [...]

    18. This wasweird? but very John Green'ish. Lots of existencial problems and whatsoever. First I thought the narrator was a unicorn ( nop, its a girl. ) But then i just couldnt stop thinking - where's the unicorns?! I want zombie unicorns dammit,that's awesome! but again, nop. Not unicorn - just corn! you know, that yellow thing people eat? apparently, it contains a vírus who makes zombies worshipp corn (btw they wont eat it anymore - corn must remain safe! ), so all they do is either protect the c [...]

    19. A zombie apocalypse and it's philosophical ramifications. John Green is a great writer. No matter the subject, he is able to lift it with a certain charm. There were places in this story where you could tell it was an unedited work. But despite the short length of the story, the time restraints John had and a few awkward passages, this story was great. The ending was surprisingly good. I found this passage to be a gem,“I never thought before all this that evangelism was itself memetic, but it [...]

    20. I was so pumped for this to be about zombie unicorns I definitely didn't read the Disclaimer before I started reading thisI found the story a bit boring overall, but the ending picked it up a bit for me. I was basically just confused and weirded out throughout the entire thing though.

    21. This wasn't bad. Not quite four star material, but still pretty good. John Green still doesn't write a very good female voice and I found the slang somewhat annoying, but it's somewhat thought provoking to say the least. And it's free. Can it get much better than that?

    22. Original post at One More PageThere are a few authors who can do nothing wrong as far as I am concerned, and John Green is one of them. I've been seeing him tweet about a novella he was writing, but I never thought it would be released, and never thought what it was about. And then Aaron tweets about it, and I jumped in my seat. A zombie novella by John Green? And the title -- does this mean there are unicorns? It was like a dream come true!Zombicorns tells the account of Mia, a zombie apocalyps [...]

    23. I'm not really sure.John does outline that "this is actually terrible but here you go" (a common pitfall of writers, but not one I expected from him), but like always, it's not actually terrible. Yes, there are inconsistencies and typos and maybe there's incorrect word usage but that's the point. Journals, recounts, they don't have absolutely amazing or correct command of the English language. They're quick vignettes. They're done in a hurry.I'm trying to find the message, because yes, it's rath [...]

    24. first things first. the title is misleading. it was frastrating as i kept expecting a zombicorn to pop into the story, but it never did. there is also no other explanation about the title. no character's nickname was zombicorn, no killing zombie move, nothing. damn you john green and your clever advertising skills. now, about the story. it was quite obnious it was written in haste, and there were quite a few grammatical and spelling errors. but if you look past those minor details, and focus on [...]

    25. Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* says:

      So there's lil old me and there's a novella called Zombicorns, two plus two equals oh nevermind, we both know I read it. Alas, this story is not about Zombie Unicorns - which makes me a little sad inside because that novella would be awesome - instead it is about zombies derived from corn, obsessed with corn, living in servitude of corn. Corn, corn, corn, corn, corn. I may never be able to eat corn again.I did know prior to reading this that it was in fact not about unicorns ( Well, there is one [...]

    26. John Green can continue to argue that this was badly written, but he is so very wrong. I loved this. Actually, it's probably the only zombie apocalypse story I've ever read that I really enjoyed. The book wasn't about killing zombies to survive another day, it was about why, as humans, do we desire to live? He writes about this Ultimate Concern that everyone has, which is basically the thing that each person fights to live for. The only off-putting part was at the end when (view spoiler)[ Mia (t [...]

    27. Taken for what it is, this novella is actually a good, interesting read. John Green, one half of the Vlog Brothers, has quite the loyal following, but I don't think that alone accounts for the book's popularity. This is a story of loneliness, of feeling and being alone though surrounded by others. Of course, the others are corn loving zombies, but, hey, that's what loneliness feels like -- like everyone else is otherwise occupied while you wander about in search of who knows what.Green unnecessa [...]

    28. Plowing through this novella in one sitting, in exactly one hour and 56 minutes(Highly unusual for me, as I'm the type of reader who will often dog ear a page, close the book halfway through and stare into space for long stretches of time, then resume reading and repeat)Anyway this book was a joy, a thrill and a strangely depressing as well as uplifting experience.The philosophical concepts and questions pondered and discussed in these short 72 pages are too sophisticated and too far reaching fo [...]

    29. Contrary to popular belief this book does not contain Unicorns. This was my first major disappointment in reading this novel. Despite John Green's warning, I withheld hope that maybe, possibly, perhaps by some GREAT act of god, zombie unicorns would surge from the massive maize's of corn and annihilate the main character. Sadly this is not the case. Green is not lying when he warns the reader to toss out all aspirations of reading a novel about Zombie Unicorns. However, fear not, in this incredi [...]

    30. I swear, I never eat corn. Ever. This being said, I suddenly felt the urge to munch on some. And I did. Am I deranged or is it just that thing, that they tell you not to think of a polar bear, and all you can do is picture polar bears dancing the tango, driving steamrollers down some interstate and so on?Personal musings aside, this might be the one John Green's book I enjoyed the most yet. Probably because there's no sickening love painted all over. I'm an awfully cynical person, I know. Despit [...]

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