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Monster Island: A Zombie Novel

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ISBN13: 9781560258506
ISBN10: 1560258500
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What if some zombies retained their awareness and personality? What if they found that they were connected through a unified field and found that they had special powers? Find out what the world looks like through the decaying eyes and fetid shoes of the undead. Wellington adds considerably to zombie lore in this rather textured novel, the first book in what looks to be a promising trilogy.
Recommended by Burnside Genre Team, Powells.com

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It's one month after a global disaster. The most "developed" nations of the world have fallen to the shambling zombie masses. Only a few pockets of humanity survive — in places rife with high-powered weaponry, such as Somalia.

In New York City, the dead walk the streets, driven by an insatiable hunger for all things living. One amongst them is different; though he shares their appetites he has retained his human intelligence. Alone among the mindless zombies, Gary Fleck is an eyewitness to the end of the world — and perhaps the evil genius behind it all.

From the other side of the planet, a small but heavily-armed group of schoolgirls-turned-soldiers has come in search of desperately needed medicine. Dekalb, a former United Nations weapons inspector, leads them as their local guide. Ayaan, a crack shot at the age of sixteen, will stop at nothing to complete her mission. They think they are prepared for anything. On Monster Island they will find that there is something worse even than being undead, as Gary learns the true price of survival.

Review:

"In Wellington's energetic horror debut, the first of a promised trilogy, Manhattan has become Monster Island after a plague has turned all its denizens into shambling, rotting animated corpses, except for a couple who have kept their intelligence and also acquired psychic powers. When an expedition from Africa arrives, composed of teenage girl-soldiers and a former U.N. weapons inspector, the zombie masters mobilize their forces to kill or eat the living humans. Page by page, the story is inventive and exciting as Wellington exploits his familiarity with New York's nooks and crannies as settings for flesh-chomping battles and narrow escapes. As a whole, though, the book satisfies less since the author selectively forgets anything about the situation or the characters that would inhibit further gross-out episodes. Still, the novel offers some provocative thoughts about the purpose of life and death underlaid with some ultra-dark humor. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[A] fantastic zombie novel....There are many layers to this zombie apocalypse, and this book just gets things rolling. Stay tuned." Booklist

Review:

"Wellington's series opener introduces the zombie plague and provides intimations about the future direction of the projected trilogy. Horror lovers should find this tale to their liking." Library Journal

Synopsis:

It's one month after a global disaster and the world has fallen to the shambling zombie masses. In New York City, the walking dead are driven by an insatiable hunger. One among the mindless zombies has retained his human intelligence and becomes an eyewitness to the end of the world.

About the Author

David Wellington was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1971. He attended Penn State and received there an MFA in creative writing. He works as an archivist for the United Nations in New York City.

In 2003 he began work on the website “www.monsternovel.com”, where his novel Monster Island was serialized on-line over the course of five months and quickly became an internet cult phenomenon. Two sequels to Monster Island have since also been serialized in the same fashion.

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watru, December 6, 2008 (view all comments by watru)
Haven't read the book yet but if anyone knows a website with the book please POST IT.
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Elizabeth Whitman, April 24, 2008 (view all comments by Elizabeth Whitman)
Great read. The characters (both dead and undead) were believable and I enjoyed reading what they would do next. Definately not a book for the faint of heart- the descriptions in the book were fabulously gory.
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Herr_houpt, April 3, 2007 (view all comments by Herr_houpt)
Monster Island is written with excellent detail to the reality of the undead! Totally suspended my disbelief in the possiblity of the Zombie Epidemic as a very real end to our world! Wellington's style is very concise and true to life, to the point of letting you get lost in the story and not notice where the deeper Sci-Fi has come in and completely shocked us!!! With some of the realist characters I have ever read, Monster Island is the heartfelt and exciting rendering of the final chapters of humanity.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781560258506
Author:
Wellington, David
Publisher:
Thunder's Mouth Press
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Manhattan (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Zombies
Subject:
FICTION / Horror
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Horror fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 8 oz

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Product details 288 pages Thunder's Mouth Press - English 9781560258506 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

What if some zombies retained their awareness and personality? What if they found that they were connected through a unified field and found that they had special powers? Find out what the world looks like through the decaying eyes and fetid shoes of the undead. Wellington adds considerably to zombie lore in this rather textured novel, the first book in what looks to be a promising trilogy.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Wellington's energetic horror debut, the first of a promised trilogy, Manhattan has become Monster Island after a plague has turned all its denizens into shambling, rotting animated corpses, except for a couple who have kept their intelligence and also acquired psychic powers. When an expedition from Africa arrives, composed of teenage girl-soldiers and a former U.N. weapons inspector, the zombie masters mobilize their forces to kill or eat the living humans. Page by page, the story is inventive and exciting as Wellington exploits his familiarity with New York's nooks and crannies as settings for flesh-chomping battles and narrow escapes. As a whole, though, the book satisfies less since the author selectively forgets anything about the situation or the characters that would inhibit further gross-out episodes. Still, the novel offers some provocative thoughts about the purpose of life and death underlaid with some ultra-dark humor. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[A] fantastic zombie novel....There are many layers to this zombie apocalypse, and this book just gets things rolling. Stay tuned."
"Review" by , "Wellington's series opener introduces the zombie plague and provides intimations about the future direction of the projected trilogy. Horror lovers should find this tale to their liking."
"Synopsis" by , It's one month after a global disaster and the world has fallen to the shambling zombie masses. In New York City, the walking dead are driven by an insatiable hunger. One among the mindless zombies has retained his human intelligence and becomes an eyewitness to the end of the world.
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