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ISBN:
1616950889
ISBN13:
978-1616950880
Author:
J. R. Angelella
Publisher:
Soho Press; 26281st edition (June 5, 2012)
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Pages:
352 pages
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1148 kb
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Rating:
4.7

Angelella’s Zombie Angelella’s debut novel crackles with energy and attitude. A crazy, wicked, knock-out of a book! Zombie is an energetic, hilarious romp through Jeremy’s world, which is full of dangers and perils both real and imagined (or are they imagined?).

Angelella’s Zombie Angelella’s debut novel crackles with energy and attitude. Publishers Weekly An irreverent and twisted coming-of-age story with one of the most. A word of advic. rab the aluminum bat. Trust me. -Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A zombie movie-obsessed teen is forced to face a dark family secret in this shocking debut literary novel from a talented new author. Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Barker attends an all-boys Catholic high school where roving gangs of bullies make his days a living hell. His mother is an absentee pillhead.

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In the end, the book died, but I still love it for the weirdo it wanted to be and, ultimately, became. Kate Angelella will be giving a lecture on the importance of the first 10 pages of your novel

In the end, the book died, but I still love it for the weirdo it wanted to be and, ultimately, became. Kate Angelella will be giving a lecture on the importance of the first 10 pages of your novel. The first ten pages of your novel are all you get to convince your reader to come with you on your literary journey. And when you’re writing anything that incorporates fantasy, sci-fi, magical realism, or urban fantasy, your task in those ten pages is even more challenging, because you must convince your reader that the unique world you’ve created is as real as our own.

Angelella, Baltimore, Maryland . man à la Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, an homage to zombies in pop culture and a twisted mystery all wrapped up into one utterly original-and darkly delightful-novel and Matthew Quick (author of The.

I couldn’t put it down. And when I finished it I was stunned. This brilliant first novel by . Angelella is a must read.

Angelella Narrator: Alston Brown. Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Barker is obsessed with zombie movies. He attends an all-boys Catholic High School where roving gangs in plaid make his days a living hell. His mother is an absentee pillhead, his older brother a self-diagnosed sex-addict, and his father an ex-Marine realtor who disappears night after night without explanation.

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A zombie movie-obsessed teen is forced to face a dark family secret in this shocking debut literary novel from a talented new author.

A zombie movie-obsessed teen is forced to face a dark family secret in this shocking debut literary novel from a talented new author. Category: Literary Fiction. Jun 05, 2012 ISBN 9781616950880.

A zombie movie-obsessed teen is forced to face a dark family secret in this shocking debut literary novel from a talented new author.  Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Barker attends an all-boys Catholic high school where roving gangs of bullies make his days a living hell. His mother is an absentee pillhead, his older brother a self-diagnosed sex-addict, and his father disappears night after night without explanation. Jeremy navigates it all with a code cobbled together from the zombie movies he's obsessed with: Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, Planet Terror, Zombieland, and Dawn of the Dead among others.The code is put to the test when he discovers in his father's closet a bizarre homemade video of a man strapped to a bed, being prepped for some sort of surgical procedure. As Jeremy attempts to trace the origin of the video, this remarkable debut moves from its sharp, precocious beginnnings to a climax of almost unthinkable violence, testing him, and the reader, to the core.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Reviews:
  • Runeterror
Such a clever premise! Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Barker is obsessed with zombies. Or rather, zombie movies. He uses his favourites--like Zombieland, 28 Days Later, Night of the the Living Dead and Planet Terror--as the basis of his own personal survival code. Because, as he puts it, "rules are made to be broken but codes are meant to be kept." He tries to manoeuvre through his days at an all-boys Catholic school using his code with tips like, "Don't make eye contact" when approached by bullies or--even scarier--girls. His father only encourages him, running through practice scenarios like, "What would you do if there were zombies in math class?" on the way to school. And it would have been all innocent fun if it weren't for the fact that his dad actually turns out to be more than a little unhinged. Zombie takes some dark turns and the ongoing conceit of the "zombie survival guide" serves to not only provide a framework for a story that is at times very funny and at other times horribly violent, it also serves as a reminder of just how young and vulnerable the main character is. He has to deal with some very real horror with only his fantasy world of zombie horror movies to protect him. It's a book that is both clever and captivating.

It's also a book that uses a somewhat silly premise that, to be fair, isn't that far from plausible (the kid with the zombie movie obsession, not the crazy violent father...hopefully). With the overwhelming popularity of zombies these days (second only to bacon and pictures of cats with adorable slogans about invisible tennis rackets and cheeseburgers) I can actually picture someone using their "zombie code" as a basis for decision making. Maybe as a joke or a distraction at first, but...you know. It's not that far off. Okay, maybe I'm just talking about the zombie movie obsessed guy that I live with. I don't know, if he were twenty-five years younger, I could almost see him as Jeremy Barker.

Hmm...I think I won't let Mike read this review. But I will try to find a print or audiobook copy of this book for him for Christmas!

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Disclaimer: I received a digital galley of this book free from the publisher from NetGalley. I was not obliged to write a favourable review, or even any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.
  • Shistus
This book is amazing! I could identify a lot the kid who is just trying to make it. The ending is realistic and a good representation of how life goes. The author is intelligent, funny, and progressive. I could not put this book down! If you are looking for a refreshing book to read this summer, buy it, and you will love it!!!
  • Jothris
The book sucks you in and won't let you go, but it's not a comfortable ride. Trigger warnings: lots of cussing, explicit sexual thoughts (like a horny teenage boy would have) torture is described in detail, movie violence is described in detail, crazy tension, broken families, and bodily harm. If those things make you squeamish, give this book a pass. If you like tension that drives you along with a spiked whip, give this book a read.
  • Makaitist
Jeremy Barker dwells in the unhappy place often occupied by angsty narrators of young adult novels. His dad is a traumatized Vietnam vet with whom he bonds over zombie movies and life advice (like which tie knot is the best — full windsor, by the way), but who can’t really hold it together enough to give Jeremy the guidance he really needs. Meanwhile, mom means well but has left the house and is strung out on prescription pills. Jeremy wades through life as if it were a zombie movie, living by codes not unlike those offered in the opening sequence of Zombieland.

Into this compelling (if conventional for a y.a. novel) narrative drops a horrifying enigma, a mysterious video that makes Jeremy dig deeper into his father’s psychosis, and try to find his own way in a world where the adults are as useless as zombies.

A few thoughts:

- I like Jeremy’s voice, the bothered, annoyed aspect of teen mediocrity, where he’s not the standout and not quite the freak, just one of the many bullied. I thought the school was a bit extreme in its terrors, but I suppose the magnifying glass of fiction does that.
- Angelella does a nice job with the side characters, giving them distinct voices and personalities. At the same time, they’re an awfully unbelievablly cool bunch of folks. One wonders why they latch onto Jeremy.
- Up until the last 30 pages, this could have been a very different book. I’m still not sure what to make of it, but the conclusion of the story is both somewhat predictable and quite stark.

All in all, Zombie is an interesting novel that wrestles with youth and friendship and parenting and identity, and with trying to understand horror movies without forgetting that real horror is all around us.