Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Book: Night of the Living Dead Christian

I just downloaded Night of the Living Dead Christian to my Kindle.

I'm not sure, at this point, whether or not to recommend it. It's Christian fiction - not my usual reading - but not entirely serious; its author describes it as a "farce." It's also set in a world of werewolves, vampires, and zombies. Since this is precisely the sort of metaphor and symbolism that I like to play with myself, I'm curious to see what the author's done with his monsters. Geds, over at Accidental Historian, has been been writing a not terribly positive review of it, and odds are that if it didn't work for him, it probably won't work for me, either.

However, the author[1] has also shown up in the comments on Geds' reviews, and he's... taking them in remarkably good spirits. He disagrees with Geds' assessment, of course, but his disagreement is calm, well-spoken, and gracious. (He also makes actual, specific points in his rebuttal: about what happens in the story, and how he thinks it works, and like that.) That was what tipped me over from "Eh, I'm curious but I don't think I'll buy it," to "You know what? Let's see what he wrote."

So Night of the Living Dead Christian is on my Kindle, and I'll start it as soon as I finish Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I'll probably post a little mini-review when I'm done.

[1] Apparently, at least. It's the Internet, so you never know, but I don't see any reason to doubt that he is who he claims to be.


  1. Oooh, perhaps you can play the role of third-party referee...

  2. What, and pass up the chance for an all-out brawl? Well, okay, maybe...

  3. Actually, since the whole thing is a question of authorial intent v. reader perception, it might be interesting to have someone who isn't one of us read and comment on the subject...


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