What if something infected the animal food supply worldwide — turning everyone but vegans into flesh-eating, mindless zombies?
That’s humorous plot line behind a new novel released last month by author David Agranoff called “The Vegan Revolution… with Zombies“. Yes, it’s yet another story featuring the living dead — but this one’s got enough original (and plant-based) horror behind it to make me interested. Here’s a bit from the synopsis:
“From fast food burgers to free-range organic eggs, eating animal products turns people into shambling brain-dead zombies – not even vegetarians are safe! In Portland, Oregon, vegans, freegans, abolitionists, hardliners and raw fooders have holed up in Food Fight, one of the country’s premier vegan grocery stores at the vegan mini-mall. There they must prepare for their final battle to take back the city from the hordes of roaming undead. Will vegans filet the flesh-eaters or will they become zombie chow? When there’s no more meat in hell, the vegans will walk the earth.”
Agranoff, himself a long-time vegan, said in a recent interview with Planet Green that the novel offers a bit of something for everyone. “I feel it’s important to say that I think this book has a lot to offer non-vegans and non-horror fans,” he says. “Of course I wrote it, so I also feel it makes a great Hanukah or Kwanza gift. You don’t need to be vegan to enjoy it. There are some inside jokes that might go over the heads of non-animal rights people but I think the book still works for everybody.”
As is popular these days with book releases, check out a video trailer for the novel below — or jump here to order online. The first four months of sales benefit Agranoff’s non-profit “Try Vegan PDX” — which offers one-on-one vegan mentoring and classes.