Handling the Undead

Handling the Undead 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 dea

  • Title: Handling the Undead
  • Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • ISBN: 9781847244130
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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

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    • John Ajvide Lindqvist

      John Ajvide Lindqvist John Erik Ajvide Lindqvist is a Swedish author who grew up in Blackeberg, the setting for Let the Right One In Wanting to become something awful and fantastic, he first became a conjurer, and then was a stand up comedian for twelve years He has also written for Swedish television.His Let the Right One In was a bestseller in Sweden and was named Best Novel in Translation 2005 in Norway He also is the author of Handling the Undead and Harborcmillan author johnaj

    220 thoughts on “Handling the Undead

    • B 73% More than SatisfactoryNotes An interesting speculation, but its main characters are boring, it force feeds sentiment and it ends without resolution.

    • In this book, the corpses of the recently dead in Sweden become reanimated which leads to numerous legal, political and ethical issues when it comes to dealing with folks who aren t technically alive What kind of dilemmas would this cause society For example, if this actually happened in Stockholm, I m sure that that the publishers of Stieg Larsson s books would chain his zombified ass to a desk and let him bang on the keys of a laptop until they got enough to put out a new bestseller, The Girl [...]

    • Exceptional, morbid, even quite beautiful This one forms a trifecta with two other grand titans of modern horror lit I ve read of late, The Troop by Nick Cutter and The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum Alright, alright, I was also mightily impressed by the military novel slash zombie epic World War Z so that s quite a few there For a snobby reader, I sure am blessed.The eeriness in this one raises hairs activates them good ol goosebumps The relationships being tested as the natural boundaries of h [...]

    • Ok, I m giving up on page 146 of Handling the Undead and giving the book two stars Sure, I only read about half the novel I don t care I feel like I can make the call Why, you ask I picked up this book off the new fiction library shelf when a woman was checking out about 14,000 DVDs and I didn t want to stand behind her and wait Last year I read and loved Let the Right One In, for which this is author is best known, and I was hoping Handling the Undead was just as moving and innovative except wi [...]

    • Another Swedish gift to the world after lutfisk, Ikea, Abba and the girl with the tattoo on her arse, now we get nice zombies Well, these ones are not that nice, I guess They don t want to eat you, so that s a plus, but they have limited conversation and really their concept of personal hygiene leaves something to be desired But like Paul Simon said they re all right in a sort of limited way for an off night In fact I was behind these zombies all the way until the last quarter of the story when [...]

    • 3.5 estrellasLas 3 primeras partes de este libro son incre bles, me encantaron Es una novela de zombies pero realista qu pasar a si la persona que diste por muerta, por la que lloraste y extra as con todo tu ser regresa a la vida Pero no es como la recordabas, es un cad ver que se mueve y no mucho m s que eso Aqu los zombies no te quieren comer, no te intentan convertir Simplemente, quieren regresar a casa Como dije los primeros 3 4 son hermosos El ltimo se me hizo aburrido y medio jalado de los [...]

    • 2.5 starsAs a huge fan of Let the Right One In, I can confidently tell you Handling the Undead is not nearly as good as John Ajvide Lindqvist s debut novel This book is lifeless and barely kicking, just like the zombies it is about.Now, of course I have to give the author credit for the fresh premise Lindqvist s zombies are not violent and are not monsters The story is not about them going after people to chomp on their flesh Rather, the author raises questions if the undead are not aggressive, [...]

    • A butterfly beats its wings somewhere in the universe and an electrical field lowers itself over Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and causes a piercing headache in everyone as well as making it impossible to turn of any electrical appliances or machines When the field lifts, something has changed the recently deceased have come back to life and they want to come home.That s the premise in John Ajvide Lindqvist s book This wouldn t normally be a book I would read much less buy but after reading [...]

    • Segundo libro del reto La casa encantada.Exactamente no s qu esperaba de este libro, pero no ha conseguido engancharme.

    • I really enjoyed Lindqvist s Let The Right One In I liked the feel of it the tone and darkness and sadness I liked the immediate connection with the characters, that, while a little awkward at first, smoothed out and became effortless not long into the story I liked the multi level creepiness, and then the flat out horror It was good There were some issues with the writing, which could come down to translation, but were distracting nonetheless Everything that I liked about that book is missing i [...]

    • Anticipating that the author of Let the Right One In and Little Star would grab me by the throat again, this time with a zombie uprising in Sweden, I was very disappointed to receive only a gentle bump Two stars are for John Ajvide Lindqvist s somber and ambitious attempt to try something radically different in a sub genre where so many authors simply follow the market It s an admirable try Freakish atmospheric phenomenon hits Stockholm during the summer and the lives of several characters are e [...]

    • Reto de la Mansi n Encantada Segundo libro.Se me hizo una lectura lenta y poco memorable No logr adentrarme en la historia Y lo intent , juro que lo intent view spoiler Bien, en este caso no termin de convencerme la historia, puede que sea interesante la forma en que trata el tema de la Muerte y todo eso, pero hubo algo que no acab de convencerme Pienso que los personajes de Flora y Elvy podr an haberse aprovechado y no fue as Me interesaba bastante cuando le a sobre Eva y Elias Y el final creo [...]

    • Let the right one in also by John Ajvide Lindqvist is one of my favourite reads of this year, a remarkable story, not just a vampire story but so much Handling the Undead is just as good, another amazing story from John Ajvide Lindqvist Handling the Undead begins in Stockholm on a night when the weather is heavy and everyone can feel that something is about to happen and it does, in the worse way imaginable, people who have been dead for two months are returning from the dead, the government ar [...]

    • Preface to review I m not a zombie fan I m specist that way.This isn t the Walking Dead Thank god If you liked The Monkey s Paw , you should give this book a try, for it harkens to that anything else.In the city of Stockholm beautiful city btw and only in the city of Stockholm, some dead people have come back to life, maybe Kinda It could be the second coming who knows.This book because it is a microchasm Lindqvist keeps the focus on a select few, each of whom has a lost a family who is now par [...]

    • The Swedish nation really is exceptionally open minded when it comes to the dead rising THE DEAD ARE RISING ok This book sucks I have the same basic problem with it as I did Let the Right one In Lindqvist simply isn t that good as a writer, or they are badly translated Most likely both The text doesn t flow as naturally as it could and the storyline is avarage stupid like Maybe my standard of Horror is too high after all the King books I ve read or after the class on Horror I took last semester [...]

    • It took me a long time to get into this I was expecting murderous zombies and plenty of action, but this book was about the emotions of loss than the flesh hungry, risen dead Once I came to terms with that fact I started to enjoy it Around the half way point I considered giving up but I decided to carry on and take it for what it is This book is nothing life changing or spectacular but it s ok I thought he did a good job of capturing grief and the speculation about why it was happening, althou [...]

    • Fantastic study on how people deal with death and dying Not a typical zombie apocalypse story A strange electrical current occurs and about 2000 of the recently departed are returning home According to a character Flora when asked by her brother about what the dead are like, she replies They re nice In the end, it s not that simple.Difficult to read, weighty themes and topics Not a light hearted read at all.Ultimately a human story about loss and how to deal with it Certainly not an action story [...]

    • I think I expected a hauntingly sizzling, howling, groaning, shrieking read, but the only real onomatopoeia came from me, the moaning reader sending this book zooming through the air, raspy pages a fluttering right up until it thunked dully into the fireplace, anticlimactic crackling of burning pages followed by an eventual dissatisfying smoky, puffing sizzling out the grunting reader clopping and shuffling it s creaky bones away No actual books were harmed in the making of this review I am okay [...]

    • It is inevitable that John Ajvide Lindqvist s second novel will be compared to his first Let The Right One In was an international best seller and twice made into popular feature films Readers who are looking for of the same will be disappointed, but not because this novel is somehow inferior or less ambitious than the first They will be disappointed because they are trying to read his first novel again They will not be interested in what Lindqvist is writing now, and they will be missing out o [...]

    • The first two thirds of Handling the Undead are brilliant Rather than go the traditional Romero route with his zombie story, Lindqvist tries to present the tale almost within real life parameters.After a heat wave and a surge of electricity, the recently deceased of Sweden start to rise There is chaos, particularly at the hospitals, and the apparatus of state is forced to move in quickly and clumsily to sort out the mess But these zombies are not flesh eating, brain craving monsters They do not [...]

    • A strange, hard to describe book.It started slowly it has multiple POVs which I normally am less than enthusiastic about it s not about zombies vs the undead until the very end of the book I wasn t quite sure what the book was about, although it was definitely about something it should have felt like a pretentious literary interpretation of a pop subject but didn t.Suddenly, for no reason, there s a heat wave in Sweden, electrical appliances don t work the way they should, and the newly dead sta [...]

    • Terminado.No sabr a decir si me ha gustado o no Me parece un libro interesante y creo que el autor utiliza un enfoque muy original para tratar el tema de la muerte, pero al igual que interesante me parece desasosegante Reflexionar sobre c mo nos enfrentamos a la muerte no es algo que me apetezca hacer ahora mismo y menos con un libro, principalmente porque eso hace que, como hoy, me vaya llorando a la cama Eso realmente habla bien del libro, porque quiere decir logra transmitir una emoci n, pero [...]

    • A very important lesson was learned while reading Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist Just because a Swedish zombie novel is not the Swedish zombie novel I wanted to read, nor the one I thought I was reading, does not mean it isn t a decent Swedish zombie novel.This probably applies to even things that are not Swedish zombie novels Consider what it is and is, instead of what it isn t and isn t meant to be I think I heard that on Top Chef, which seems a little think y for reality TV In t [...]

    • Let s see if the beginning of this review can sound just like every other John Ajvide Lindqvist is the shooting star of the Swedish horror literature scene, after his vampire novel, Let the Right One In, caught attention after a rather touching, intelligent and brutal film adaption This turned many readers to the book, this reviewer included, and it was my selected read of 2010 In an industry saturated with mundane vampire novels, Lindqvist did wonders, creating a bleak and depressing book that [...]

    • A good horror story that lets you inside some interesting concept.After a freak eletric event, some people around the capital of Sweden start rising from their graves But, if you think this is a zombie story you are correct, but not the kind of zombies you are used This zombies do not feed on people but are just there Some things start happening, like people getting tired around them, or able to talk to one another in their minds and even reading their emotions.But, afterwards, as the story prog [...]

    • Wowis was not what I was expecting at all I started reading this book knowing that it was about zombies but had no idea what the story would be like This is a far cry from your average zombie story and there is very little violence or gore, the zombies here are mostly docile.Basically the book deals with the basic question what if What if the dead did come back And to the point, what if the recently dead came back, how would their loved one s feel What if they seemed somewhat sentient What then [...]

    • I had very very high hopes for this book.And I kept on reading to the bitter end, hoping my hopes would be realized Still not sure what the hell I was reading It s like if Virginia Woolf set out to write a zombie book, except I think Virginia Woolf could have done amazing things with that Let s say a subpar zombie Virginia Woolf was dug up and resurrected and tasked to write this book in exchange for brains Maybe then So basically this isn t horror at all Spooky cover, Stephen King reference on [...]

    • HANDLING THE UNDEAD is an odd little caper Nothing at all like your trad zombie book with only about 300 words of an exception This book is of a quietly sinister thriller, than a horror read For those who are bizarro fans, you may find the premise very similar to a great little French z horror called THEY CAME BACK suddenly, without warning, recently deceased citizens of Stockholm, Sweden somehow come back to life.Ultimately, all the things I associate with good horror are in this book it s def [...]

    • I have to think on this one before I write any kind of review It was Zombies for the Socially Conscious Very original Night of the Living Dead as in it focused on the characters who were alive than the ones who were dead Excellent book Very disturbing, but those expecting a horror novel will probably be dissapointed as there are a lot of issues tackled here from civil rights to medical experimentation to the grieving process.

    • In un estate insolitamente e straordinariamente calda a Stoccolma i morti tornano a vivere Merito di questo romanzo, a mio parere, aver affrontato il tema zombie in modo abbastanza originale Qui, infatti, gli zombie non infettano i vivi, non vogliono mangiarli, non sono esseri da cui difendersi Non c la solita adrenalinica storia per salvare l umanit Perch i morti che tornano a vivere sono il figlio, la moglie, la madre, il nonno di qualcuno La vicenda narrata seguendo principalmente tre famigli [...]

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