CHRISTMAS READ: I Am Scrooge

scrooge.jpgSo far we've seen Jane Austen's world attacked by zombies (ans sea monsters!), and even Queen Victoria has been given the undead treatment. Just when you thought it couldn't happen again, here comes another zombie take on a classic. And just in time for Christmas, too.

I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas by Adam Roberts was released in October by publisher Gollancz and, as you've probably guessed, tranforms the Victorian world of Charles Dickens' Scrooge into...well, a zombie-ridden tale of gore. Here's some more info!

Marley was dead. Again. The legendary Ebenezeer Scrooge sits in his house counting money. The boards that he has nailed up over the doors and the windows shudder and shake under the blows from the endless zombie hordes that crowd the streets hungering for his flesh and his miserly braaaaiiiiiinns! Just how did the happiest day of the year slip into a welter of blood, innards and shambling, ravenous undead on the snowy streets of old London town? Will the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future be able to stop the world from drowning under a top-hatted and crinolined zombie horde? Was Tiny Tim's illness something infinitely more sinister than mere rickets and consumption? Can Scrooge be persuaded to go back to his evil ways, travel back to Christmas past and destroy the brain stem of the tiny, irritatingly cheery Patient Zero? It's the Dickensian Zombie Apocalypse - God Bless us, one and all!

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