Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week, I picked:
Zombie by J.R. Angelella
Publication Date: June 5th, 2012
Publisher: Soho Press
Summary via Goodreads/Amazon:
'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. Jeremy navigates it all with a code cobbled together from Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, Planet Terror, Zombieland, and Dawn of the Dead:
• Avoid Contact
• Keep Quiet
• Forget the Past
• Fight to Survive
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 - troubled but ever-optimistic -- attempts to trace the origin of the video, this remarkable debut moves from it's sharp, precocious beginnings to a climax of almost unthinkable violence, testing him to the core.'
Why I'm excited: I love zombies! Anything and everything to do with the undead sparks my interest. This brief summary, gives me enough information about the book to automatically hook me in. I have a feeling this will be very Chuck Palahniuk/Bret Easton Ellis. I cannot wait!