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The compelling, terrifying story of a devastating virus. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to kill someone? Wondered, in your darkest secret thoughts, about the taste of human flesh? What if you woke up and began your morning by devoting the rest of your life to a murderous rampage, a never-ending cannibalistic spree? And what if you were only one of thousands who shared the same compulsion? Well, today's your lucky day: in fact, by this afternoon, the predators will outnumber the prey. Pontypool Changes Everything depicts just such an epidemic. It's the compelling, terrifying story of a devastating virus. You catch it through conversation, and once it has you, it leads you on a strange journey - into another world where the undead chase you down the streets of the smallest towns and largest cities.
|Edition description:||New edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Tony Burgess is a Toronto writer who has published poetry, screenplays, criticism, and fiction. He is the author of The Hellmouths of Bewdley and Caesarea.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Off the bat, this book was written to confuse the hell out of you. If your not willing to put the effort into understanding it then it's not for you Simply interpreting it as a zombie novel is an oversimplification, it is a discussion on how ideas, even potentially dangerous ones, spread between people. We would like to think that the crazed killers of this novel don't exist, but the author's point is that they do. People kill themselves and others every day for an idea that was introduced to them from outside. (religious extremists politically motivated people, etc.) the very point of the confusing language is to demonstrate the distortion a change in thought processes can cause. Sorry Charla6321 if this book gave you some trouble, but an inability to understand does not a bad book make.
I wish I could say I enjoyed this book but found it difficult to follow - the writing was extremely cryptic - for all but the last thirty pages or so, I thought the first character was schizophrenic or perhaps the story was being told from the zombie view point but nope, none of those. The end is where the truth comes out but wading through so much of the book to discover this was unbearable (at least for me). Also, the one scene with the disc jockey - really? that had a place in the book????????? And the kids playing blue lagoon in the middle of Canada???? I am sure this is an excellent author but for me, this book was the worst of 2012 for me to have to read (reading for the zombie book club).