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!
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.
Publication date: 02/07/2009
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||2nd July 2009|
|Author:||John Ajvide Lindqvist|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Horror, Reading Groups,|
|Categories:||Horror & ghost stories, Fiction in translation,|
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.More About John Ajvide Lindqvist