Why should people read The Zombie Bible? River has the answers.
My daughter has taken to carrying copies of The Zombie Bible around the house and paging through them, so I decided to go the next step and interview her about her experience of the novels.
Stant Litore: River, what do you think of it?
River: It’s a book. ZOMBIE book. Lots and lots of book.
Stant Litore: Is it a good book?
River: Yes. Thank you for helping! It’s green. It’s a green book. It’s a very green book. GREEN book.
Stant Litore: Thank you, River! Can I have the book back? I’ll put it on the shelf.
River: No, no, not at all! River keep it. River’s book.
Well, there you have it. She couldn’t put the book down, it has zombies, and it’s very green. It’s also a gripping retelling of a story from the Old Testament, in which our ancestors thousands of years ago faced the ravenous dead.
River would like to add that, if you do sit down to read The Zombie Bible (she is pictured here perusing Death Has Come Up into Our Windows), you should bring popcorn.
As a responsible adult (which I am on occasion), I feel I should add that these novels are not for children, except for children as awesome as River, of course. The necessary disclaimer is that they are intense and contain scenes of graphic zombie violence (which might alarm children), and the novels deal with adult drama and adult issues (which, frankly, bore most children to death. Silly adults with their silly problems…).
For the rest of us, these novels will prove riveting. I hope you’ll check them out.
Stant Litore is a novelist. He writes about gladiators on tyrannosaurback, Old Testament prophets battling the hungry dead, geneticists growing biological starships, time-traveling hijabi bisexual defenders of humanity from the future. Explore his fiction here. And here is one of his toolkits for writers, and here’s another book where he nerds out about ancient languages and biblical (mis)translation. Enjoy!