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St. Martin's Griffin
St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312604523384 Pages
"John Ajvide Lindqvist is a master philosopher of the horror genre." --Washington Post Book World
Zombies and human clash in this horror novel by the author of the international bestseller Let the Right One In, for which he wrote the screenplay for the the Swedish smash hit film of the same name, which some critics (see below) have called the best vampire film ever made. John Ajvide Lindqvist has reinvented the vampire genre. Now he's taken on zombies, and readers everywhere will find themselves utterly consumed by Handling the Undead.
Something peculiar is happening. While the city is enduring a heat wave, people are finding that their electric appliances won't stay switched off. And everyone has a blinding headache. Then the terrible news breaks – in the city morgue, the newly dead are waking.
David always knew his wife was far too good for him. But he never know how lost he'd be without her until the night she died. Now she's gone and he's alone. But when he goes to identify her body, she opens her eye…
Across the city, grieving families find themselves able to see their loved ones one last time. But are these creatures really them? How long can this last? And what deadly price will they have to pay for the chance to see their spouses and children just one more time?
What have I done to deserve this?
David lifted his eyes from the desk, looking at the framed photograph of Duane Hanson's plastic sculpture ‘Supermarket Lady'.
A woman, obese,...
Praise for Handling the Undead
“A unique and humanistic take on the undead that has a place alongside thoughtful horror novels like World War Z.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“The first fresh take on the zombie since [Dawn of the Dead].” —Chud.com
“Shivers the spine and hooks the heart.” —Hellnotes.com
“Lindqvist is giving us new kinds of monsters.” —PopMatters.com
“Sophisticated horror that takes the genre to new and exciting levels.” —Suspense Magazine
“A unique standout.” —Fright.com
“Will entice longtime zombie fans eager for a subversive examination of some of the horror genre's most recognizable monsters.” —Publishers Weekly