Rot: Autographed, Limited Edition

Rot: Autographed, Limited Edition

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by Gary Brandner
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A strong stomach and even stronger suspension of disbelief are mandatory to get through this far-fetched tale of a zombie on the rampage in rural Wisconsin. That's where California teen Kyle Brubaker is stuck for the summer, pining for the beach while helping out on his disabled Uncle Bob's farm. The fates are cruel to Kyle: his plans to seduce Marianne Avery, his absent cousin's fianc e, are rudely shattered by the vicious Gerstner brothers, who pay him back for breaking up their fight with a Gypsy boy by gang-raping Marianne and beating up Kyle. When the distraught Kyle crashes his car, Marianne, in the passenger seat, is killed. Deliverance seems at hand when the Mysterious Dorando, the Gypsy boy's grateful father, revives the girl at Kyle's request. But Marianne is merely reanimated, not brought back to life, and her post-mortem plot to get even with her assailants turns into a race against the ticking clock of her physical decay. Brandner (The Howling, etc.) knows how to pack a visceral punch with gut-churning scenes in which the putrescent Marianne takes on the revolted Gerstners. But his plotting falls apart faster than his decomposing heroine. There's no explanation (other than its shock value) why the former corn-fed girl-next-door develops an indiscriminate lust for sex after death. And it makes little sense that the rotting Marianne would pursue Kyle back to California, and coerce him into taking her back to the Midwest, complaining, "I can't move around too well by myself." Preposterous coincidences abound, amplifying the story's teen-scream-pic goofiness. (July) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881475668
Publisher:
Cemetery Dance Publications
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.88(d)

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Rot 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was SO creeped out by this book. Well-written, very engaging...I couldn't get it out of my head for days!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one! Really cleaver and entertaining story-telling. Easy to keep reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. Gary Brandner, famous for his Howling books, unleashes zombie madness in this wickedly evil little tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, I thought, was a good, quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No storyline
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Shocked and awed readers"? Get real. And "Another eventful day"? I thought the evacuation had been issued LAST NIGHT.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More character development. A backstory. Show it through flashbacks or dreams or something like that. Who is this guy? Did he have family? Where are they? I know this is just the prologue though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The fallout sirens began ringing out again. This is the third time this week. Another drill, I figured, and rolled over and checked the clock. It was 7:15 in the morning, Friday, April 14, 2017. <br> I got up and walked to my closet. I pulled on some jeans and a plain T-shirt. I cranked up the sound system in my room and listened to some Avenged Sevenfold to drown out the sound of the sirens. <br> I went downstairs and threw my breakfast together. I sat in the living room and turned on the TV all the stations were scrambled. I stared at the blank screen and turned the TV off. I walked to my room and switched my sound system to radio. Again, all the stations were scrambled. I began to reach for the power button to turn it off when I heard a monotone voice come through the speakers. <br> "Residents of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina are prompted to evacuate the state immediately by order of the CDC. All residents still inside state boundaries at midnight, Thursday, April 13, 2017 will quarantined inside state boundaries. This is not a drill." <br> That came in last night! What the he<_>ll could have happened that would have caused a mass evacuation? <br> I threw on my tennis shoes and rushed outside. I saw nothing but a barren, ransacked neighborhood. I began walking down the street and noticed a woman in a business suit shambling away from me. I called out to her and she turned, displaying a pale, constricted face with a deep bitemark on her throat that had left streaks of blood on her suit. She gave a bloodthirsty growl and ran after me drunkily. <br> I nearly tripped over myself, running back to my house. I slammed the door and heard her run into it, making it rattle on the hinges. I watched through the peephole, shocked and awed. <br> I had a genious idea. I grabbed the firepoker from beside my fireplace that I never used and walked back to the door, I tapped on the peephole, drawing her, or its, attention. She snapped her teeth at the peephole and I shoved the firepoker through the peephole and through the thing's skull with suprising ease. I swng the planted my foot against the door and pulled the bloody firepoker back inside and heard the body slump against the door outside and slide down. <br> "Well, looks like another eventful day." I told myself and smirked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started out good, but was SO predictable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrifying had nightmares
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Out standing
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well this is not the best nookfiction I have ever read, but it has potwntial and was well written. Most people need to work on grammar and syntax where your problem lies in characterization and plotline. A few things need to be changed and it needs to be more suspenseful. Show more about the character and his/her story. Otherwise it was good and should be continued. I do think though that it was harsh of people to hate on your story. I have heard better reviews from worse stories. Keep going!! ~Malta