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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.

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 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 wont 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 eyes.

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?

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"A unique and humanistic take on the undead that has a place alongside thoughtful horror novels like World War Z." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

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"Sophisticated horror that takes the genre to new and exciting levels." Suspense Magazine

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"John Ajvide Lindqvist is a master philosopher of the horror genre." Washington Post Book World

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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 hes 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 wont 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 hed be without her until the night she died. Now shes gone and hes 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?

About the Author

John Ajvide Lindqvist is the author of Let the Right One In, Harbor, and Handling the Undead. Wanting to become something awful and fantastic as a child, he first became a conjurer and then was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. Let the Right One In has been made into two critically acclaimed films, one in Sweden and one in the United States. The Swedish film, directed by Tomas Alfredsson, was released in 2008 to rave reviews in the U.S. It won top honors at 16 film festivals around the globe, including Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca Film Festival. The American remake of the Swedish movie, written and directed by Cloverfield director Matt Reeves, was released in October 2010 to rave reviews.

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nichole_stoner, January 10, 2012 (view all comments by nichole_stoner)
Definitely a must read if you're a Zombie-lover. Lindqvist's view of the undead and what exactly they are is new and inventive. If you're one for violence and action, this isn't necessarily the read for you. It is a bit of a slow read in the beginning, but the characters are easy to relate to. It's not the shoot-out between the living in the infected that people are used to seeing in a zombie book, it's much more. Other than that, the title says it all. How would you go about Handling the Undead?
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ISBN:
9780312604523
Author:
Lindqvist, John Ajvide
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Horror
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Horror - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110831
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Review" by , "A unique and humanistic take on the undead that has a place alongside thoughtful horror novels like World War Z." (Starred Review)
"Review" by , "Sophisticated horror that takes the genre to new and exciting levels."
"Review" by , "John Ajvide Lindqvist is a master philosopher of the horror genre."
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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 hes 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 wont 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 hed be without her until the night she died. Now shes gone and hes 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?

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