You know the drill: the world has been infected by an identifiable virus that turns all of the human population into mindless, flesh-eating zombies. Not transmissible by air or food or water, the disease spreads by a single bite. Our hero, a young American soldier in Texas, teams up with his neighbor to brave this freakishly transformed planet to do one thing, and do it well: survive. Their fight against the undead (who are, it might be added, exceptionally ugly and stinky) is a never-ending one.
What I really thought was clever about this book was that it was written in day-to-day journal entries. It was fun to get inside of somebody's mind that way, rather than just having a first person narrative without that certain personalization. I really enjoyed it. Plus, the story itself was extremely believable because the main character was an ex-soldier who REALLY did know how to survive, and shoot a gun, and fly a plane, etc. Of course this was made possible by the author, who is an active-duty soldier right now (or at least at the time of the book's publication).
Definitely a zombie book worth your time. Don't read it at night, though....unless you want to sleep with the lights on!