Handling the Undead

Handling the Undead

Book - 2010
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In his new novel, John Ajvide Lindqvist does for zombies what his previous novel, Let the Right One In, did for vampires.

Across Stockholm the power grid has gone crazy. In the morgue and in cemeteries, the recently deceased are waking up. One grandfather is alight with hope that his grandson will be returned, but one husband is aghast at what his adored wife has become.

A horror novel that transcends its genre by showing what the return of the dead might really mean to those who loved them.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books-St. Martin's Press, 2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312605254
Branch Call Number: FIC Ajvi
Characteristics: 364 p


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Jun 02, 2018

Very well written, but....I don't know if it was a cultural thing but the story fell flat for me. The first three quarters of the book were very good, great build-up and then a completely "meh" ending that made no sense. Maybe Scandinavians are frightened by something that is senselessly random.

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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