Over the past few years, old farts like myself have watched with some confusion the emergence of zombies in popular culture. In one sense, I get it — zombies are a trope, a device that can be easily reused for story telling, just like space ships or time travel in much of science fiction. But what makes them so popular?
There’s a book called “I, Zombie”, in which the experience of being a zombie is told from the point of view of various people still conscious, but trapped within a body that has its own needs and does horrific things. Some people grow to enjoy the experience; some people struggle against it; some people find that while they have no control, they can exert a subtle influence. All the while their bodies are decaying around them. This is as close as I can come to an understanding of the sin problem.
This synopsis is as close as I can come to an understanding of zombie fiction. It’s the first time I’m actually interested in a book about zombies. I’m going to have to add this one to my reading list.