Hope and Undead Elvis

Hope and Undead Elvis

by Ian Thomas Healy
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Overview

Hope and Undead Elvis by Ian Thomas Healy

HOPE WAS PLAYING FIVE-CARD DRAW WITH UNDEAD ELVIS WHEN THE WORLD ENDED.

Before the world ended, Hope was a down-and-out virgin stripper. Now she's pregnant with a baby prophesied to be the world's salvation. Undead Elvis promises her that Graceland is the only safe place left even though the rest of the world has become sand and ash. Hope must undertake the perilous journey across a broken, unfamiliar landscape to reach it.

Although she finds precious few allies and friends on her path, the black moments never seem to stop and somehow, she must find the resolve she needs in order to birth her child and ultimately heal the world that seems far beyond redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692608630
Publisher: Local Hero Press
Publication date: 12/24/2015
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

ian Thomas Healy is a prolific writer who dabbles in many different speculative genres. He's a eleven-time participant and winner of National Novel Writing Month where he's tackled such diverse subjects as sentient alien farts, competitive forklift racing, a religion-powered rabbit-themed superhero, cyberpunk mercenaries, cowboy elves, and an unlikely combination of vampires with minor league hockey. His popular superhero fiction series, the Just Cause Universe, is ever-expanding, as is his western fantasy epic The Pariah of Verigo. He is also the creator of the Writing Better Action Through Cinematic Techniques workshop, which helps writers to improve their action scenes.

Ian also created the longest-running superhero webcomic done in LEGO, The Adventures of the S-Team, which ran from 2006-2012.

When not writing, which is rare, he enjoys watching hockey, reading comic books (and serious books, too), and living in the great state of Colorado, which he shares with his wife, children, house-pets, and approximately five million other people. Follow him on Twitter as @ianthealy and on Facebook as Author Ian Thomas Healy.

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Hope and Undead Elvis 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasnt sure what to expect from the title but this is an excellent read!! Storyline and characters well developed and it was simply enjoyable to read. I was disapointed when it ended.
Allison_M_Dickson More than 1 year ago
The adventure begins at a crusty old diner somewhere out in the desert. Hope is a stripper down on her luck, but she's about to take Undead Elvis in a game of poker when the world ends. We don't know how Undead Elvis came to be. We don't know why the world ends. We only know that Hope and her strange new friend are the only survivors (at the moment), and that we're in for one hell of a road story that must ultimately lead to Graceland. Each chapter serves as a stop along Hope's broken road, and each one reads almost reads like an individual parable that will find you looking for deeper meanings and symbols. Hope is probably Healy's strongest and most likable heroine to date, and you won't want to put down the book because you'll want to see this girl through till the very end, just to be sure she makes it through okay. This is not a typical Ian Healy rollicking, action-packed adventure, but he still manages to maintain his cinematic eye for scenery. Hope and Undead Elvis is quiet, haunting, thoughtful, unique. It'll stay with you long after you've finished.
Margaret_Yang More than 1 year ago
Hope and Undead Elvis is an unusual book, a refreshing change from the cookie-cutter adventures I've been reading lately. There is no way I could guess the ending of this novel, much less what would happen in the next chapter! Hope and Undead Elvis is an apocalypse novel, but the world doesn't come to an end in a nuclear winter, or a swarm of zombies, or an oppressive government. The end of the world just...happens. One minute, pregnant stripper Hope is playing cards with Elvis in a bar somewhere in the rural southwest. The next minute, nearly everyone and everything is gone. So Hope and Elvis (who may or may not be a figment of her imagination) decide to travel to Graceland. There, Hope believes, lies safety. Along the way, they encounter shapeshifting villains, a horrid cult, evil nuns, true friendship, and an angel. Healy uses a lot of religious metaphors in this novel, but they are not used in a religious way. They exist as universal symbols that humanity has embraced across cultures. Those who have no religion at all will still enjoy this as a very human book. (I suspect they may enjoy it more.) Hope and Undead Elvis has many things in common with Healy's other novels: a fast pace, quirky but lovable characters, and a world that is slightly different from our own. The bad guys were really, really bad, but in the world-gone-mad, you could see why they did what they did. And if the climax scene seemed a little rushed, the ending was uplifting, beautiful, and just what I hoped for.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book it a great read! It combine elvis with one of my favorite bible stories. I didn't know what was going to happen next!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only got about 1 3rd of the way through and gave up on this book, I like the weird stories but this was just a bit to far out there.