Thursday, April 14, 2011

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn & Zombie Jim

2.5 out of 5 Robots!
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 
& Zombie Jim
Author: Twain & Czolgosz
Genre: Horror
Release: April 12, 2011
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Gallery
ISBN-10: 1451609787
ISBN-13: 978-1451609783
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Rex



About the Book:  
It's nineteenth century America and a mutant strain of tuberculosis is bringing its victims back from the dead. They come back docile or vicious. The vicious ones are sent back to Hell, but the docile ones are put to work as servants and laborers. With so many zombies on the market, the slave trade is nonexistant. The black man is at liberty, and human bondage is no more.

Young Huckleberry Finn has grown up in a world that shuns the N-word, with its scornful eye set on a new class of shambling, putrid sub-humans: The Baggers. When his abusive father comes back into his life, Huck flees down the river with Bagger Jim, seeking a life of perfect freedom. When the pox mutates once again, causing even the tamest of baggers to become bloodthirsty monsters, Finn is forced to question his relationship with his dearest, deadest friend.

In this revised take on history and classic literature, the modern age is ending before it ever begins. Huckleberry Finn will inherit a world of horror and death, and the mighty Mississippi might be the only way out.

Quickie Review:
I was very excited to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim after just finishing the zombie mash ups of some of my other favorite classics. This one fell a little short for me, then again, Huck Finn wasn't one of my favorite classics. Regardless, I do love the stubborn boy and ridiculous zombies.

This one definitely isn't a home run. It is totally intriguing for me just because I love when history is changed in historical fiction. That part IS entertaining. I think that anyone who enjoys the zombie mash ups should give this one a try. If you love zombies or are just curious about what happens when slavery is replaced by undead laborers- try it out. I don't regret reading it, but I probably won't be reading it a second time.

2 comments :

  1. I'm not sure I can get past the whole thing where Huckleberry Finn is dealing with zombies. I mean, I love zombies and all, but it's Huckleberry Finn! That was one of my favorite books from childhood.

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  2. I couldn't get past the Huck Finn and zombie part. Though I loved Huck and I loved the zombies, they didn't work together for me. haha

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