Handling the Undead

Handling the Undead

Book - 2010
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"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?

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books-St. Martin's Press, 2010.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780312604523
Branch Call Number: AJV
Characteristics: 364 pages ; 24 cm


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Jun 16, 2012

Very disturbing... but i loved it!

Jan 21, 2012

I loved Stephen King's Pet Sematary, but this book surpassed it with flying colours.Lindqvist is a force in the field! I am not disturbed my many horror novels anymore, I read quite a few of them. This one scared the crap out of me!

Mar 14, 2011

very disquieting,no normal sleep after reading this one.as i was reading it i felt like this was a movie playing out around me and i was part of the cast.

Feb 11, 2011

Lost interest halfway through. Not as good as "Let the Right One In".

Northbrook_Eric Jan 29, 2011

Interesting idea and a new take on the genre, but the idea is never really explored and the ending is a throw-away.

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