The popularity of book-turned-movie World War Z and television series The Walking Dead points to a cultural interest in zombies. Kenneth Calhoun's Black Moon builds upon this interest in a haunting and disturbing tale about an insomnia epidemic that turns people into zombie-like monsters.
Cellphone reception has disappeared, electricity is out in many places, and the traditional media has yet to pick up the story, but there appears to be a widening problem: people are discovering that they are unable to fall asleep. As insomnia turns to mania, the afflicted wander the streets babbling incoherently and destroying property. For the most part, these insomniacs are harmless, unless they find a "sleeper," a person who can still sleep. The sight of a sleeper turns the insomniacs into vengeful killers who will stop at nothing to destroy the people who can still sleep. As the mania ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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