The Restless Dead: (A Zombie novel)

The Restless Dead A Zombie novel If Shaun of the Dead met The Walking Dead you d get The Restless Dead Somebody attacked Archie and that somebody had to be a zombie because last time I checked the dead didn t wake up stinking of p

  • Title: The Restless Dead: (A Zombie novel)
  • Author: Jennifer Lee Thomson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • If Shaun of the Dead met The Walking Dead, you d get The Restless Dead Somebody attacked Archie and that somebody had to be a zombie because last time I checked, the dead didn t wake up, stinking of putrefying flesh and try and bloody eat you No even in Glasgow And so begins Emma and Scott s battle for survival against the things they dub dead bastards Teamin If Shaun of the Dead met The Walking Dead, you d get The Restless Dead Somebody attacked Archie and that somebody had to be a zombie because last time I checked, the dead didn t wake up, stinking of putrefying flesh and try and bloody eat you No even in Glasgow And so begins Emma and Scott s battle for survival against the things they dub dead bastards Teaming up with self proclaimed zombie expert Kenny, who works in Glasgow s last remaining video store, macho man Mustafa from the newsagents and mystery man Doyle, they face a battle to survive the flesh eating hordes rampaging through Scotland Now they have just one aim JUST DON T GET BITTEN The Restless Dead An Extract We couldn t handle Archie staring back at us with accusing eyes, and he stank, so I covered him up with a duvet A pink one with polka dots, which is the only spare one we have Scott spotted what he called the girly duvet and screwed up his face He s my mate We need to show him some respect I m irritated his pal has bled all over the new rug, yet I m the one getting all the aggro for using a pink duvet Instead of coming up with an alternative to cover up his friend, Scott stood there with a stern expression on his face and shook his head It s just no right Then his eyes grew wide and staring as he gawped at the duvet I think it moved I snorted and shook my head How can it have moved He s deid His stomach s on our carpet Just because Scott didn t consider the duvet manly enough for his pal, didn t give him the right to try to freak me out But I looked down anyway At first, I didn t see any movement, but I carried on watching Then Archie s feet started moving, making a tapping motion as if dancing in time to music Before I d seen it for myself, I thought that what happened to all those others on TV was not the same as what happened to Archie, because making that connection would open a whole Pandora s Box of trouble Denial is after all a way of shielding myself from the truth But eventually realisation dawns, especially when Archie started doing a tap dance on my living room floor Fuck, he s no deid While he s doing this I realised there s one last thing we can do for him cave in his head Scott gives me his teacher doesn t approve stare Wish you wouldn t swear, Emma It makes you ugly As if my swearing was our biggest problem right now I wanted to give him an earful for chastising me like I was one of his pupils, but I m too busy watching as dead Archie takes a hacking breath and tries to get up I don t say anything I couldn t breathe I simply held out my finger and pointed as if auditioning for the National Lottery s It Could Be You ad But this was one lottery I sure as hell didn t want to win Archie flung the duvet asunder His ash grey face was set in a grimace that reminded me of a Mayan death mask He looked like hell, which was no surprise considering his innards were spread out all over our carpet But it s his eyes that were the real giveaway that Archie wasn t Archie any He had the bluest eyes I d ever seen, but now those eyes were gone, replaced by dead orbs, as black as coal They lacked that spark of humanity and self awareness, whatever it is that makes us human.

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    1. Its all been done before with zombie books. Or, so they say. The Restless Dead was very original. For starters, the main character was Emma - most zombie books focus on a male character. The book was also funny, even at times when bad stuff was happening. My favourite character though was Kenny who was a zombie expert and the owner of the city's last video store. I loved him. He'd be great in The Walking Dead.The ending was fanastic too. Very creepy like all good horror should be. There's also a [...]

    2. this was a good addition to the zombie literature. I love the Scottish was of speaking and attitude. I would have liked the book more if it wasn't first person.

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