Contagion: a Fear of the Dead Novella

by Mark Woods | Horror | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9798645023706 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 12/8/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, December 08, 2020
I enjoyed Woods' "Lovecraftian apocalypse" tales in Time of Tides, and got this book from an online seller. It's about a global pandemic which, as if that weren't bad enough, segues into a zombie apocalypse...

The story riffs on the actual pandemic, using it as a jumping-off point, with the quite-bad-enough-thank-you aspects of that becoming way, way worse as the virus mutates into a zombification plague. It presents different viewpoints, from that of a handful of survivors eking out a living on top of a high-rise - as hordes of the infected gather below, well aware of the living just out of their reach - to individual cases, like the home-alone gamer whose knowledge of zombie-fighting video games makes him think he's better equipped than he might actually be.

And then things take a bleak twist when it turns out that the zombified victims are both dead - and sentient, all too aware of their current situation...

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, 607 Chestnut St in Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (1/20/2021 UTC) at Little Free Library, 607 Chestnut St in Manchester, New Hampshire USA


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I left this book in this marvelous Little Free Library, decorated to match the Victorian-style funeral home that sponsors it, on this very chilly day; hope someone enjoys it!

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