My point was not that I believed your book was saying those things. My point was that if a person reads something as an allegory, they will look for a close connection between fictional events and reality. For example, in Animal Farm, the pigs represent the Communists and Orwell's story works on two levels- one as an animal tale, and on another level, a fairly accurate (if opinionated) account of the Russian Revolution. I said that I felt Necrophobia could not be seen as an allegory because the zombies do not represent one thing, but a multitude, which to me makes this more general satire than allegory. I then picked one of your given examples to show how I would read this if it were an allegory in the most literal sense of the word. I was assuming that you did not want to impart those meanings, but I was saying that if it were read as an allegory, those were the kinds of incorrect conclusions that someone giving a close reading might reach. My point was not that I believed that was what your book is trying to say, my point was that I can't see it as allegorical because there is not a close enough match between the fiction and the reality being commented on. This was not a criticism of the book itself but more a discussion of the literary terms you are using to describe it, as you call it an allegory in your earlier comment, a description which I feel is misleading.