Handling the Undead

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Macmillan, Sep 28, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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.

Across Stockholm the power grid has gone crazy. In the morgue and in cemeteries, the recently deceased are waking up. One grandfather is alight with hope that his grandson will be returned, but one husband is aghast at what his adored wife has become.

A horror novel that transcends its genre by showing what the return of the dead might really mean to those who loved them.

 

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

A different take on the zombie novel! About 2000 people, who have died recently, have mysteriously come back to life! They are Sweden's "unliving"! And the author treats this story with great emotion ... Read full review

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User Review  - michellebarton - LibraryThing

A strange occurrence causes the corpses of those who recently died in Stockholm (this author is Swedish) to come back to life, so to speak. I found this book to be a refreshing (if it is possible to ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

John Ajvide Lindqvist is the author of Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead. Let The Right One In, his debut novel, was an instant bestseller in Sweden and was named Best Novel in Translation 2005 in Norway. The Swedish film adaptation, directed by Tomas Alfredsson, has won top honors at film festivals all over the globe, including Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. An American remake, Let Me In, written and directed by Cloverfield director Matt Reeves, was released in October 2010 to rave reviews. Lindqvist grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm and the setting for Let the Right One In. Wanting to become something awful and fantastic, he first became a conjurer, and then was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. He has also written for Swedish television. He lives in Sweden.

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