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Handling the Undead

by John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2010
    384 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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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"This intelligent look into the psychological side of the undead will entice longtime zombie fans eager for a subversive examination of some of the horror genre's most recognizable monsters." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. A philosophical story about fears to which no beating heart is immune." - Kirkus

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John Ajvide Lindqvist

John Ajvide Lindqvist's debut novel, Let the Right One In, was a bestseller in Sweden, and director Tomas Alfredsson's movie edition has received rave reviews and has won top honors at film festivals all over the globe, including Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. An American remake, written and directed by Cloverfield director Matt Reeves and starring Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Chloë Moretz, is currently in production and is scheduled to be released in 2010. Lindqvist lives in Sweden.

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