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by Joyce Carol Oates
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Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it 7 years ago
I won't lie, Joyce Carol Oates' Zombie is one of the most disturbing stories I've read in a long time. I don't think since Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho has a novel left me shaken and filled with dread and unease. While I'm not sure it's something I could bring myself to read ever again, Oates ...
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it 7 years ago
On the cover of my trade paperback, Booklist calls this a "horrifying, revelatory work." Perhaps the explanation for this remark can be found in what Library Journal has to say about it, that "what gives this novel its awesome power is Oates's ability to convince us that Quentin might be anyone." On...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it 8 years ago
This book is profoundly disturbing, and not like JCO's usual fare. If, however, you enjoy a glimpse into the mind of a madman, this book is for you.
Book Candy
Book Candy rated it 9 years ago
This book makes me want to read everything Joyce Carol Oates has ever written. The style of writing fits so well with the story and main character, it was scary. Let's just say that I wouldn't want to meet Quintin but what if I have? What if it's someone I know? Oates made this character so believab...
fablejack rated it 9 years ago
Wow. So twisted. So effectively twisted.
NinthWanderer rated it 11 years ago
Oates really got under my skin and creeped me the fuck out with this book. She presents a character so devoid of conscience, and yet there are moments I felt compassion for Quentin P and his loneliness and his desire to be loved without judgment. But in the end I'm left wanting to shower with a bril...
wbebout rated it 12 years ago
First person perspective from the mind of a serial killer. Nothing really horrifying here but eerie nonetheless. His quest to make an obeying zombie through the use of a home performed pre-frontal lobotomy is weird but also reminiscent of Jeffrey Dahmer.
Addicted to Reading
Addicted to Reading rated it 12 years ago
I had a strong dislike for this book, I found it way too creepy and unlike any of her other novels.
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