Review: Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Reading time 24 March to 07 April 2015

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 progress we see them in a different light. They are not that different from us and they are confused. We get to see humankind, as they are. We are the beasts.

I think the author tried to mask this novel as a way we see Death. We got several main characters and each had it's own experience and ideas. We get to see people who were afraid, angered or even turned religous. We even got to see how the politics, physicians and news work this out.

In the end, I was not satisfied because it was a bit far-fetched. Open ending but some questions were never answered which at some way made sense because, what is Death? Nobody knows and everybody got their own view.

Good book to read but don't expect a closed ending. This is a book to think. A sociological, psychological novel. And at times a bit horror. Specially the bunny part....... Oh for the love of Perkunos that image will hunt me tonight...

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