Originally Posted by AntiHero84
I think you'll be surprised. There's certainly pleanty of zombie stuff, if only to appease those who enjoy that genre, but some of the more disturbing moments are carried out by regular people. The whole premise is about how a huge event can change people. If you've ever seen The Road, you could easily make some comparisons to this story. Supposedly, the author never read/watched The Road in order to avoid any similarities, but you could still find a couple parallels.
I've always thought of The Road as a zombie story. I'm a fan of the genre, but more based on post-apocalyptic survival than anything else, and I have to say that reading The Road freaked me out more than any zombie movie, simply because everything had stopped growing on the planet so the end of all life was inevitable, at least with most Zombie stories you have the glimmer of hope for the survival of the human race.