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* WeCanRuleTogether: Said by Antares to Erico, who almost burst out laughing when he mentally added "[[StarWars I am also your father!]]"

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* WeCanRuleTogether: Said by Antares to Erico, who almost burst out laughing when he mentally added "[[StarWars "[[Franchise/StarWars I am also your father!]]"





* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Though not by much, they're actually very close to the common B-movie type of zombie seen in ''NightOfTheLivingDead''. They're spread by a virus, but are otherwise completely dead bodies. They don't sleep, don't need to eat, can't really think, don't run, and don't say "[[BrainFood Braaains!]], and eat basically any exposed flesh.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Though not by much, they're actually very close to the common B-movie type of zombie seen in ''NightOfTheLivingDead''.''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. They're spread by a virus, but are otherwise completely dead bodies. They don't sleep, don't need to eat, can't really think, don't run, and don't say "[[BrainFood Braaains!]], and eat basically any exposed flesh.


''Diario de un Zombi'' (translated: "Diary of a Zombie") is a {{horror}} novel by Sergi Llauger about Erico, the world's only thinking [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]], a lonely and self absorbed 23 year old (or 1 year old, depending on if he's feeling more zombie than human) who is unliving out his days as the last conscious resident of a post-ZombieApocalypse Barcelona. It's not all bad though, despite his slow and decaying body and lack of intelligent company he has the run of the place; he has personalized theater showings, all the books he could want, and [[NoZombieCannibals no one trying to eat his face off]]... [[DeadToBeginWith again.]] His world is eventually intruded upon by a chance meeting with the city's last two ''living'' survivors, Annette and Paula, a researcher trying to get her eight year old ward from Bacelona to the French Alps so her [[TheImmune immunity to the zombie virus]] can be researched into a cure.

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''Diario “Diary of a Zombie” (or “Diario de un Zombi'' (translated: "Diary of a Zombie") Zombi”, in its original Spanish version) is a {{horror}} novel by Sergi Llauger about Erico, the world's only thinking [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]], a lonely and self absorbed 23 year old (or 1 year old, depending on if he's feeling more zombie than human) who is unliving out his days as the last conscious resident of a post-ZombieApocalypse Barcelona. It's not all bad though, despite his slow and decaying body and lack of intelligent company he has the run of the place; he has personalized theater showings, all the books he could want, and [[NoZombieCannibals no one trying to eat his face off]]... [[DeadToBeginWith again.]] His world is eventually intruded upon by a chance meeting with the city's last two ''living'' survivors, Annette and Paula, a researcher trying to get her eight year old ward from Bacelona to the French Alps so her [[TheImmune immunity to the zombie virus]] can be researched into a cure.



The book is currently only in Spanish, and sample chapters can be read in the [[http://www.diariodeunzombi.com/index.html official website]].

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The book is currently only in Spanish, and sample Sample chapters of the English edition can be read at [[https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22781010-diary-of-a-zombie Goodreads]]. Sample chapters of the original version in Spanish can be read in the [[http://www.diariodeunzombi.com/index.html official website]].


* ActionGirl: Annette. She rigs her safehouse with explosive to escape ambush, is skilled with a crossbow, can easily disassemble a gun and pick locks.



* ActionGirl: Annette. She rigs her safehouse with explosive to escape ambush, is skilled with a crossbow, can easily disassemble a gun and pick locks.



* InterGenerationalFriendship: Paula and Erico.

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* InterGenerationalFriendship: IntergenerationalFriendship: Paula and Erico.



* LivingMacGuffin: Paula, she is the key to rebuilding the human race in the face of the zombie menace.

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* LivingMacGuffin: Paula, she who is the key to rebuilding the human race in the face of the zombie menace.



* NoZombieCannibals: Erico's main asset when moving around and helping the girls. Though zombies are rock stupid, and can attack him if riled or confused into thinking he's human.



* NoZombieCannibals: Erico's main asset when moving around and helping the girls. Though zombies are rock stupid, and can attack him if riled or confused into thinking he's human.



* TheReveal: Behind his mask, Erik is [[spoiler:Erico as he looked alive, and rather than represent an impending inhumanity, was a figure of his ''remaining'' connection to humanity.]]

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* TheReveal: Behind his mask, Erik is [[spoiler:Erico as he looked alive, and rather than represent representing an impending inhumanity, was a figure of his ''remaining'' connection to humanity.]] ]]
* StagesOfMonsterGrief: Erico gravitates between acceptance and defiance of his nature, and started out in denial.



* StagesOfMonsterGrief: Erico gravitates between acceptance and defiance of his nature, and started out in denial.



* ZombieApocalypse: Pretty much 99% of the world is dead, the epilogue reveals that [[spoiler:once Paula's blood was researched and an antidote/vaccine is developed, humanity managed to rebuild to the level of having cities in 20 years.]]

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* ZombieApocalypse: Pretty much 99% of the world is dead, dead; the epilogue reveals that [[spoiler:once Paula's blood was researched and an antidote/vaccine is developed, humanity managed to rebuild to the level of having cities in 20 years.]]

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* DualityMotif: The cultist Antares has differently colored eyes.


* BoatLights: The cultist Antares.


''Diario de un Zombi'' (translated: DiaryOfAZombie) is a {{horror}} novel by Sergi Llauger about Erico, the world's only thinking [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]], a lonely and self absorbed 23 year old (or 1 year old, depending on if he's feeling more zombie than human) who is unliving out his days as the last conscious resident of a post-ZombieApocalypse Barcelona. It's not all bad though, despite his slow and decaying body and lack of intelligent company he has the run of the place; he has personalized theater showings, all the books he could want, and [[NoZombieCannibals no one trying to eat his face off]]... [[DeadToBeginWith again.]] His world is eventually intruded upon by a chance meeting with the city's last two ''living'' survivors, Annette and Paula, a researcher trying to get her eight year old ward from Bacelona to the French Alps so her [[TheImmune immunity to the zombie virus]] can be researched into a cure.

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''Diario de un Zombi'' (translated: DiaryOfAZombie) "Diary of a Zombie") is a {{horror}} novel by Sergi Llauger about Erico, the world's only thinking [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]], a lonely and self absorbed 23 year old (or 1 year old, depending on if he's feeling more zombie than human) who is unliving out his days as the last conscious resident of a post-ZombieApocalypse Barcelona. It's not all bad though, despite his slow and decaying body and lack of intelligent company he has the run of the place; he has personalized theater showings, all the books he could want, and [[NoZombieCannibals no one trying to eat his face off]]... [[DeadToBeginWith again.]] His world is eventually intruded upon by a chance meeting with the city's last two ''living'' survivors, Annette and Paula, a researcher trying to get her eight year old ward from Bacelona to the French Alps so her [[TheImmune immunity to the zombie virus]] can be researched into a cure.


* CompleteMonster: Antares. He even ''jokes'' about it and uses it as an intimidation tool!

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* LightningBruiser: The Archangels. Huge and lumbering, but able to run fast enough to be a threat to humans.


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* MonsterLord: What Antares thinks Erico is by (un)holy anointing. Sad truth is zombies are too dumb to be led.


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* WeCanRuleTogether: Said by Antares to Erico, who almost burst out laughing when he mentally added "[[StarWars I am also your father!]]"

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* ActualPacifist: Erico, who actually values (or perhaps more accurately, doesn't hate and even empathizes with) zombie "life" on philosophical principle.


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* CoatHatMask: Erik.


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* CoolMask: Erik the hallucinatory [[CoatHatMask venetian masked dancer]]. Who only appears whenever Erico's grip on humanity loosens.
* CrazyPrepared: Annette.


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* EnemyWithin: Erik is a hallucination that only appears to Erico when he's highly emotional, and is a literal sign of his slipping grip on humanity.


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* HotScientist: Annete, though Erico points out that since becoming a zombie he has no more urge to make love with her than to butter up a street sign.


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* TheImmune: Paula towards the zombie virus. Erico to a lesser extent, allowing him to stay conscious.


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* InterGenerationalFriendship: Paula and Erico.


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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Erico to Paula once [[spoiler:Annette dies and he risks his life to save her.]]


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* MisanthropeSupreme: Erico, somewhat. For much of the story he simply doesn't care about human life, and though (as a zombie) he heard human screams for a good while, he never helped or did anything other than watch dispassionately.


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* TheReveal: Behind his mask, Erik is [[spoiler:Erico as he looked alive, and rather than represent an impending inhumanity, was a figure of his ''remaining'' connection to humanity.]]


''Diario de un Zombi'' (translated: Diary of a Zombie) is a {{horror}} novel by Sergi Llauger about Erico, the world's only thinking [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]], a lonely and self absorbed 23 year old (or 1 year old, depending on if he's feeling more zombie than human) who is unliving out his days as the last conscious resident of a post-ZombieApocalypse Barcelona. It's not all bad though, despite his slow and decaying body and lack of intelligent company he has the run of the place; he has personalized theater showings, all the books he could want, and [[NoZombieCannibals no one trying to eat his face off]]... [[DeadToBeginWith again.]] His world is eventually intruded upon by a chance meeting with the city's last two ''living'' survivors, Annette and Paula, a researcher trying to get her eight year old ward from Bacelona to the French Alps so her [[TheImmune immunity to the zombie virus]] can be researched into a cure.

He reluctantly agrees to help them get out of the city, which is easier said than done since the city is still crawling with zombies and the [[ImplacableMan relentless]] Archangels, biomechanical juggernauts that [[KillItWithFire incinerate anything and everything that moves.]] The book deals with the tension of Erico's dual nature as a thinking and (somewhat) feeling human imprisoned within a decaying body with a slowly growing HorrorHunger, and his healing of his atrophied humanity through a growing friendship with Paula. The journey is detailed and filled with tense encounters with zombies out for Paula's blood, bands of surviving humans, and the terrifying Archangels.

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''Diario de un Zombi'' (translated: Diary of a Zombie) DiaryOfAZombie) is a {{horror}} novel by Sergi Llauger about Erico, the world's only thinking [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]], a lonely and self absorbed 23 year old (or 1 year old, depending on if he's feeling more zombie than human) who is unliving out his days as the last conscious resident of a post-ZombieApocalypse Barcelona. It's not all bad though, despite his slow and decaying body and lack of intelligent company he has the run of the place; he has personalized theater showings, all the books he could want, and [[NoZombieCannibals no one trying to eat his face off]]... [[DeadToBeginWith again.]] His world is eventually intruded upon by a chance meeting with the city's last two ''living'' survivors, Annette and Paula, a researcher trying to get her eight year old ward from Bacelona to the French Alps so her [[TheImmune immunity to the zombie virus]] can be researched into a cure.

He reluctantly agrees to help them get out of the city, which is easier said than done since the city is still crawling with zombies and the [[ImplacableMan relentless]] Archangels, biomechanical juggernauts that [[KillItWithFire incinerate anything and everything that moves.]] The book deals with the tension of Erico's dual nature as a thinking and (somewhat) feeling human imprisoned within a decaying body with a slowly growing HorrorHunger, and his healing of his atrophied humanity through a growing friendship with Paula. The story is fleshed out with {{flashback}} of Erico's childhood in Italy and his life before dying. The impossible journey is detailed and filled with tense encounters with zombies out for Paula's blood, hardened bands of surviving humans, and the terrifying Archangels.


He reluctantly agrees to help them get out of the city, which is easier said than done since the city is still crawling with zombies and the [[ImplaccableMan relentless]] Archangels, biomechanical juggernauts that [[KillItWithFire incinerate anything and everything that moves.]] The book deals with the tension of Erico's dual nature as a thinking and (somewhat) feeling human imprisoned within a decaying body with a slowly growing HorrorHunger, and his healing of his atrophied humanity through a growing friendship with Paula. The journey is detailed and filled with tense encounters with zombies out for Paula's blood, bands of surviving humans, and the terrifying Archangels.

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He reluctantly agrees to help them get out of the city, which is easier said than done since the city is still crawling with zombies and the [[ImplaccableMan [[ImplacableMan relentless]] Archangels, biomechanical juggernauts that [[KillItWithFire incinerate anything and everything that moves.]] The book deals with the tension of Erico's dual nature as a thinking and (somewhat) feeling human imprisoned within a decaying body with a slowly growing HorrorHunger, and his healing of his atrophied humanity through a growing friendship with Paula. The journey is detailed and filled with tense encounters with zombies out for Paula's blood, bands of surviving humans, and the terrifying Archangels.



* TheCult: Not religious, more of a cult of personality around Antares.

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* TheCult: {{Cult}}: Not religious, more of a cult of personality around Antares.


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* HelpfulHallucination: Played with Erik. He leads Erico to Annette and Paula, but is also a sign of his impending unthinking fate.


''Diario de un Zombi'' (translated: Diary of a Zombie) is a {{horror}} novel by Sergi Llauger about Erico, the world's only thinking [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]], a lonely and self absorbed 23 year old (or 1 year old, depending on if he's feeling more zombie than human) who is unliving out his days as the last conscious resident of a post-ZombieApocalypse Barcelona. It's not all bad though, despite his slowly decrepit body and lack of intelligent company he has the run of the place; he has personalized theater showings, all the books he could want, and [[NoZombieCannibals no one trying to eat his face off]]... [[DeadToBeginWith again.]] His world is eventually intruded upon by a chance meeting with the city's last two ''living'' survivors, Annette and Paula, a researcher trying to get her eight year old ward from Bacelona to the French Alps so her [[TheImmune immunity to the zombie virus]] can be researched into a cure.

He reluctantly agrees to help them get out of the city, which is easier said than done since the city is still crawling with zombies and the very dangerous Archangels, biomechanical juggernauts that [[KillItWithFire incinerate anything and everything that moves.]] The book deals with the tension of Erico's dual nature as a thinking and (somewhat) feeling human imprisoned within a decaying body with a slowly growing HorrorHunger, and his healing of his atrophied humanity through a growing friendship with Paula. The journey is detailed and filled with tense encounters with zombies out for Paula's blood, bands of surviving humans, and the terrifying Archangels.

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''Diario de un Zombi'' (translated: Diary of a Zombie) is a {{horror}} novel by Sergi Llauger about Erico, the world's only thinking [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]], a lonely and self absorbed 23 year old (or 1 year old, depending on if he's feeling more zombie than human) who is unliving out his days as the last conscious resident of a post-ZombieApocalypse Barcelona. It's not all bad though, despite his slowly decrepit slow and decaying body and lack of intelligent company he has the run of the place; he has personalized theater showings, all the books he could want, and [[NoZombieCannibals no one trying to eat his face off]]... [[DeadToBeginWith again.]] His world is eventually intruded upon by a chance meeting with the city's last two ''living'' survivors, Annette and Paula, a researcher trying to get her eight year old ward from Bacelona to the French Alps so her [[TheImmune immunity to the zombie virus]] can be researched into a cure.

He reluctantly agrees to help them get out of the city, which is easier said than done since the city is still crawling with zombies and the very dangerous [[ImplaccableMan relentless]] Archangels, biomechanical juggernauts that [[KillItWithFire incinerate anything and everything that moves.]] The book deals with the tension of Erico's dual nature as a thinking and (somewhat) feeling human imprisoned within a decaying body with a slowly growing HorrorHunger, and his healing of his atrophied humanity through a growing friendship with Paula. The journey is detailed and filled with tense encounters with zombies out for Paula's blood, bands of surviving humans, and the terrifying Archangels.


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* ActionGirl: Annette. She rigs her safehouse with explosive to escape ambush, is skilled with a crossbow, can easily disassemble a gun and pick locks.
* BoatLights: The cultist Antares.
* CompleteMonster: Antares. He even ''jokes'' about it and uses it as an intimidation tool!
* TheCult: Not religious, more of a cult of personality around Antares.
* TheDeadHaveEyes: Zombies have a very acute sense of smell and, considering Erico's incredible range, hearing.
* {{Friendly Neighborhood|Vampires}} Zombie: Only Erico, and not forever. Everyone who finds out he's not flesh craving and can talk is horrified. Except for Antares.
* HorrorHunger: The zombie thirst for living flesh. Erico gets by on insects at first, but eventually WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere... and they're his friends.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Antares is not only unfazed at Erico's zombie-ness, but talks to him almost seductively once captured.
* ImplacableMan: The Archangels, crossing into SuperPersistentPredator considering they can't reason.
* JustToyingWithThem: The Archangel Annette [[spoiler:collapsed her building around]]. That [[UnstoppableRage just made it angry.]]
* LivingMacGuffin: Paula, she is the key to rebuilding the human race in the face of the zombie menace.
* MalevolentMaskedMen: Wax masks worn by the men in Antares' cult.
* NotSoStoic: Paula, whenever it seems Erico is dead or going to die.
* NoZombieCannibals: Erico's main asset when moving around and helping the girls. Though zombies are rock stupid, and can attack him if riled or confused into thinking he's human.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Though not by much, they're actually very close to the common B-movie type of zombie seen in ''NightOfTheLivingDead''. They're spread by a virus, but are otherwise completely dead bodies. They don't sleep, don't need to eat, can't really think, don't run, and don't say "[[BrainFood Braaains!]], and eat basically any exposed flesh.
* PerpetualMotionMonster: Zombies and Archangels are ''mostly'' this. Zombie are very slow to decay into a non dangerous state, and Erico thinks they may last decades before they finally truly die. They even have a comalike state to avoid wasteful movement. Erico himself however is rapidly wearing himself out due to exertion from the voyage. Archangels don't eat, sleep, or recharge.
* TheStoic: Remarked on quite a bit regarding Paula. She's covered in the scars from when her parent's died and tried to eat her, is a trooper for most of the journey.
* StagesOfMonsterGrief: Erico gravitates between acceptance and defiance of his nature, and started out in denial.
* SuperSenses: Smell.
* WastelandElder: Sam. Though he's not old, he's the rock for his community of survivors.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Archangels get this way if you have the audacity not to die ''and'' escape them.
* ZombieApocalypse: Pretty much 99% of the world is dead, the epilogue reveals that [[spoiler:once Paula's blood was researched and an antidote/vaccine is developed, humanity managed to rebuild to the level of having cities in 20 years.]]

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