Dead Lines

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Bantam Books, Aug 1, 1989 - Fiction - 309 pages
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Hot and hellish, sardonic and sexy, Deadlines is a horror novel about a youngwoman who becomes erotically involved with a dead writer. Skipp and Spector'slatest chiller, their most intimate, potent and gripping work yet.

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I have absolutely no problem against this book, it had a great idea for a plot and the short stories were amazing, but that's just the problem. The SHORT STORIES were amazing
. The other plot about Jack wanting to come back into the world of the living is just so boring and flawed that I just couldn't get into it. My thing is that they did mention a lot in the book itself that Katie and Meryl had a close friendship, but we never got to see any of their friendship since most of the book was spent reading short stories that Jack wrote. And the thing about Jack wanting to get back to living and will do anything to be alive again just never seemed like a plot device that was interesting because it only happened in the last 40 pages of this 300 page book. I honestly feel like if the book focused on Jack slowly taking over Meryl's body and gaining her trust in this lengthy read I would've liked it better, but they squeezed the plot into the last bit of the book and it just felt forced. It's an okay book, but it could've been way better with the potential it had. 

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WARNING! SPOILERS! I have absolutely no problem against this book, it had a great idea for a plot and the short stories were amazing, but that's just the problem. The SHORT STORIES were amazing. The ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1989)

John Skipp is a New York Times bestselling author and editor, whose 18 books have sold millions of copies in a dozen languages worldwide. His first anthology, Book of the Dead, laid the foundation in 1989 for modern zombie literature, bringing George Romero's vision of the dead next door to new levels of scope and intensity. He later edited three more zombie anthologies, including Mondo Zombie, which won the Bram Stoker Award for best anthology. From splatterpunk founding father to hilarious elder statesman, Skipp's legendary horror works include The Light At The End, The Screa, , Jake's Wake, and The Long Last Call.

Craig Spector is a bestselling author and screenwriter whose previous work includes the psychological thriller "To Bury the Dead" and the modern vampire classic, "The Light at the End," "Underground" is his eleventh book. Spector lives in Los Angeles.

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