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Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  

Handling the Undead

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In his first novel Let the Right One in the ‘undead’ were vampires. Lindquist moves on to zombies for his next novel, where, in the midst of a Stockholm heatwave, the terrifying news that the dead are waking up filters through the populace. Superbly scary and brilliantly plotted, no doubt the film rights for this one have already been snapped up!

If you like John Ajvide Lindqvist you might also like to read books by Stephen King, Robert Jackson Bennett and Scott Smith.

Synopsis

Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Something very peculiar is happening in Stockholm. There's a heatwave on and people cannot turn their lights out or switch their appliances off. Then the terrible news breaks.

In the city morgue, the dead are waking up...What do they want? What everybody wants: to come home.

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'Some books are just too good. Handling the Undead is superbly written, with beautifully drawn, fully realised characters, a lively, well-constructed narrative and a wonderfully paced and balanced plot. It's an intensely atmospheric book ... it's a masterpiece, fantastically well-written and totally gripping' * SFX * 'It's not often I come across a writer as original, compelling or as inventive as Lindqvist ... the haunting imagery stays lodged in the mind long after the book is finished' * Mail On Sunday * 'Reminiscent of Stephen King at his best. Best read by sunlight' * Independent on Sunday *'


About the Author

John Ajvide Lindqvist

John Ajvide Lindqvist is a Swedish author, born 1968, grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb to Stockholm. He wanted to become something awful and fantastic. First he became a conjurer and came in second in the Nordic card trick championship, then he was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. John has written TV series as well as stage plays and TV drama. Two of his other novels, Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead have been translated into English and published by Quercus.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd July 2009

Author

John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Horror
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Horror & ghost stories
Fiction in translation

ISBN

9781847249906

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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