After careful analytic examination of all the available evidence and ample amounts of cognitive work reflecting on the nature and pathology of these creatures of abominable horror, this writer comes to a conclusion. Zombies are really just the slackers of the un-dead population. Think about it for a moment - they are reanimated corpses without a cool coffin, a castle, an accent or even a cape! They just wonder around, drooling, and eating brains. Messy!
Author Seth Grahame-Smith, who also penned Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, also did literary justice to the topic of this type of undead. With high skill as a writer and a fine sense of the essence of the literary heritage of Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a smart and fun read.
So - Zombies go home! And crack open a good book instead of heads.