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The Resource Monster Island : a zombie novel, David Wellington

Monster Island : a zombie novel, David Wellington

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Monster Island : a zombie novel
Title
Monster Island
Title remainder
a zombie novel
Statement of responsibility
David Wellington
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Language
eng
Summary
It's one month after a global disaster. Manhattan has become Monster Island after a plague has turned all its denizens into shambling, rotting animated corpses, except for a couple who have kept their intelligence and also acquired psychic powers. When an expedition from Africa arrives, composed of teenage girl-soldiers and a former U.N. weapons inspector, the zombie masters mobilize their forces to kill or eat the living humans
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Review
  • This is a zombie novel--a fantastic zombie novel. Most of the world has fallen to the undead, with pockets of survivors clinging to a precarious existence. At the behest of the leader of the Free Womens Republic of Somaliland, a shipload of those makes the ludicrous trip from Africa to New York in a desperate quest for medicine. New York is a wasteland, and everything depends on a small, incredibly dedicated band of teenage girls, armed to the teeth, and native guide Dekalb, formerly a UN arms inspector. Also, in NYC there is Gary, a zombie who, completely unexpectedly, retains live human mental faculties. The questers get ringside seats for some of the apocalypses finest moments, and no matter how prepared they thought they were, something worse awaits in the depths of New York. When zombies have already overrun everything, thats saying something. There are many layers to this zombie apocalypse, and this book just gets things rolling. Stay tuned. -- Regina Schroeder (Reviewed 03-15-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 14, p36)
  • In Wellington's energetic horror debut, the first of a promised trilogy, Manhattan has become Monster Island after a plague has turned all its denizens into shambling, rotting animated corpses, except for a couple who have kept their intelligence and also acquired psychic powers. When an expedition from Africa arrives, composed of teenage girl-soldiers and a former U.N. weapons inspector, the zombie masters mobilize their forces to kill or eat the living humans. Page by page, the story is inventive and exciting as Wellington exploits his familiarity with New York's nooks and crannies as settings for flesh-chomping battles and narrow escapes. As a whole, though, the book satisfies less since the author selectively forgets anything about the situation or the characters that would inhibit further gross-out episodes. Still, the novel offers some provocative thoughts about the purpose of life and death underlaid with some ultra-dark humor. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 13, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 11, p47)
  • A global disaster has replaced humankind with a population of zombies. Among the walking dead of New York City is Gary Fleck, who retains his intelligence and his aversion to what he has become. From across the world, an army of schoolgirls and a U.N. weapons inspector, part of the few remaining humans, come to New York in search of medical supplies. What they encounter tests them to their limits, and beyond. Wellington's series opener introduces the zombie plague and provides intimations about the future direction of the projected trilogy. Horror lovers should find this tale to their liking. Libraries should purchase according to demand. --Jackie Cassada (Reviewed May 15, 2006) (Library Journal, vol 131, issue 9, p93)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
144057
Cataloging source
DPL
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Wellington, David
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • 813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Monster trilogy
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zombies
  • Zombies
  • Zombies
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Label
Monster Island : a zombie novel, David Wellington
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Publication
Copyright
Note
" ... the first volume in a trilogy, to be followed by Monster nation and Monster planet"--Page 4 of cover
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
592182
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781560258506
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2006297581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781560258506
  • (OCoLC)64772295
Label
Monster Island : a zombie novel, David Wellington
Publication
Copyright
Note
" ... the first volume in a trilogy, to be followed by Monster nation and Monster planet"--Page 4 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
592182
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781560258506
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2006297581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781560258506
  • (OCoLC)64772295

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