Dust

Dust

by Joan Frances Turner
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Dust 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
ChelseaW More than 1 year ago
Jessie barely remembers the day she died in a car accident. Her life did not end there. She is a zombie, but don't you dare call her that. She lives in the woods with a small pack of other undead, living and surviving in a sort of mock-society. They hunt, they sleep, they have a fearless leader. Then Jessie runs into her brother Jim, an uninfected human who works at a lab to research zombies. However, as Jessie's friends and acquaintances begin to get sick and die (again), she realizes something much more sinister may be at work. This book was SO gory! Seriously. But I suppose a certain amount of gore is to be expected from a book where the main characters are dead and rotting. Still... would advise against snacking while reading this one. There were some interesting bits on theories about what it means to be alive. Joan Frances Turner has obviously spent time thinking about zombies as dead or alive, and her characters reflect her deep thoughts. Her writing style was nice too - I thought it brought a specific level of calm and poetry to the lifestyle of the undead. Not a bad book, but I couldn't really get into the mind and life of Jessie.
Suspensemag More than 1 year ago
With shocking ingenuity, newcomer Joan Frances Turner has singlehandedly broken the mold-erasing the zombie stereotypes of uncommunicative, strangely empty and emotionless beings-and given the undead life in her debut "Dust". No longer will fans be limited to the B-movie imagery of solitary, brainless corpses who fresh from their graves, senselessly hunt humans in the light of the full moon. With a new and innovative twist, Turner gives us a terrifying insider's look. Limited to safety zones, fifteen-year-old Jesse Porter was raised with a healthy dose of fear concerning the undead, but she never imaged that she would experience their life.or lack of. Jesse's first birthday-reborn-was a very big deal as she watched in horror as her parents, who didn't get along well in life, fight for the scraps of a small unwitting animal. Faced with a range of emotions, including disgust, Jesse easily recognizes what she has become. Physically mangled and new to this life, Jesse considers herself lucky when painfully accepted into a small reclusive gang. A group-similar, in parts, to any average American family-with a hierarchy that she can cope with and accepts as her family. Happy for a decade, when her small unit begins to break apart, Jesse can no longer sit idly by and she quickly realizes that these new strange changes aren't only affecting her family. It is happening to the world because the key is in the connections. Richly developed characters and an original storyline make "Dust" impossible to miss. Reviewed by: Shannon Raab, Creative Director for Suspense Magazine www.suspensemagazine.com
harstan More than 1 year ago
After not buckling her seatbelt, she died at fifteen in a car accident and was interred in a zone void of humans. She wakes up inside her coffin and though she has only one good arm as her right was almost severed off in the accident, she pushes her way out of the coffin and digs through the dirt. The teen immediately knows what she is: a revenant (zombie) and joins a pack of her kind. They live in a human-free zone where they hunt animals for food. Jessie is an undead who does not suffer from zombie amnesia as she remembers her previous mortal life though nine years have passed since she passed. She has feelings for those she considers family (past and present) though humans lock them away with putting electrical security fences their homes as if they were illegal immigrants and the police have standing orders to kill at first sight. However an inexplicable plague arises like none before as this pandemic disease can kill human and revenant. If a miracle cure is not found soon, both species will go way of the dinosaur turning into fossils and Dust. This is a first rate urban fantasy that "humanizes" zombies who are not mindless shark like predators, but a different sentient life form with feelings for others. Jessie is a strong willed resolute soul who thrives on coping with whatever splitter fastball life throws at her head. Readers will root for her while enjoying Joan Frances Turner's sensual revamping of zombie fever. Harriet Klausner
CillianRune More than 1 year ago
This book has everything: undead, angry complex characters, gangs, survival literature, gore, relationships, love, hatred, apocalypse and all the human emotions amplified in the voice of undead Jessie. The story is excellent, and extremely well written. Beautiful book.
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TeaAndSpooks More than 1 year ago
Dust by Joan Frances Turner is not your typical zombie book. Yes, there is the blood, gore, flesh eating delight that comes with every zombie work of fiction-but there is so much more than what meets the eye in this novel. Turner creates a post apocalyptic world and a brand new mythology surrounding the undead. They have lives, gangs, friends, emotions, their own language. It is so incredible! I give this a 5 out of 5. I really, really enjoyed it. You get to see the main character--Jessie-- go through the process of dying, undying, and dying, and then undying again. You feel her emotions, care about the things she cares about, and see the things that she sees. The author is incredibly clear, crystal clear, in her descriptions, making it very easy to let your imagination inhabit this world she has built for us to explore. The story is easy to follow, and the writing flows so well. The characters are colorful and well thought out, making them very real considering they are supposed to be the dead walking and talking. I will admit I had a huge hankering for close-to-rare steak after reading this, as her description of the creatures consuming raw meat actually made it sound appealing (not the human bits, of course). Turner gives zombie books everywhere a run for their money in this comedic, wonderfully written and vivid depiction of plague-ridden Michigan, and the events that caused it all. I personally am not much of a fangirl when it comes to zombie themed supernatural or paranormal novels-- the walking dead and world war z just are not really my cup of tea, ya know? But this book is so much more complex and involved than rotting undead monsters. They are an actual species with behaviors and feelings, which puts a whole new spin on the mythology than anything I have every seen before. If given the chance, anyone who likes horror, paranormal or macabre, bloody humor should definitely check this book out. It's to die for. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was hard to put down. Different and imaginative.
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She waits outside. Her intention is to see the leader.
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Loved the boom up until the ending. Amazing read but the ending just sucked.
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EggSoup More than 1 year ago
Not+your+average+zombie+tale.+Decent+read.
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The zombies are coming and run away from this poor attempt of a novel. Not worth the paper or internet space it takes up.
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BizzleBotch More than 1 year ago
A Must Read For Zombie Fans! All The Gore And More!
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I read this book on the Lend Me feature and I will be buying it.
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