Handling the Undead
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... show more
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?
Publish date: August 30th 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Before you actually dive into this book expecting mad rabid zombies trying to get into your house, while the characters try to survive and scrounge whatever resources they can to make it out into a world turned upside down, you’re not going to find it here. Yes it was disappointing. Is it worth a tr...
I've been spending some time in Stockholm recently so I thought I'd read some Swedish horror and who better than John Lindqvist who brought us "Let The Right One In" which was turned into one of the most powerful vampire movies I've ever seen (go here if you're interested). "Handling The Undead" g...
I'm not a huge fan of zombie books, but I enjoyed this one. It explores how people would try to stay connected to people they loved who had died, how city services would be overwhelmed, and how the religious might respond.
I borrowed this from the library because I read and enjoyed Lindqvist’s debut novel, Let the Right One In, a while back and was interested in reading more of his work. Here is the summary from the Kobo store: In his new novel, John Ajvide Lindqvist does for zombies what his previous novel, Let th...
not nearly as good as Let the Right One in