One day, on a peaceful farm in Kansas, a tornado appeared. The storm raged and ripped the house from the ground. Inside sat a little girl named Dorothy and her dog Toto. The house spun. The winds roared. The tornado showed no mercy, until . . . The house landed in a strange and magical land called Oz. But that's where the fairytale ends and the nightmare begins. The Wicked Witch of the West has cast a spell on the Land of Oz, a spell that brings the dead back to life. Only the Great Wizard in the Emerald City can stop this curse, but he has never been seen. It's up to Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Woodman to journey through this dangerous land of hungry undead and savage monsters and find him in the hopes of bringing life back to Oz. Come join hands with them as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and see if you can make it to the Emerald City . . . alive.
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About the Author
Date of Birth:May 15, 1856
Date of Death:May 6, 1919
Place of Birth:Chittenango, New York
Place of Death:Hollywood, California
Education:Attended Peekskill Military Academy and Syracuse Classical School
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The Undead World of Oz: L. Frank Baum's Beloved Tale Complete with Zombies and Monsters based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Emerging from the fad of adapting classic works in the public domain into horror stories, "The Undead World of Oz" takes the original text of "The Wizard of Oz" and pastes in zombie mayhem. I have nothing against such a mashup--I read and enjoyed "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," the book that started the trend. Unfortunately, "The Undead World of Oz" is inferior in almost every aspect.First, the author cannot replicate the sound or pacing of Baum's original prose. It gives the reader the sensation of unexpectedly stepping off a moving walkway at the airport. One of the greatest strengths of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" was the way in which the author managed to describe the horror using the vocabulary of the period. Ryan C. Thomas can accomplish no such feat here.Moreover, he appears not to have proofread the work sufficiently. At one point, the Cowardly Lion has awoken in the middle of a battle, in which he takes part and helps his companions to escape. Yet the next chapter, on the very next page, has the Lion waking up from the same nap in perfect safety. The first awakening was inserted by Thomas, and the second part of the original text. If you're going to do a literary mashup, the minimum the reader can expect is for it to be edited for consistency.The book is not entirely without merit--a lot of good, serviceable material is derived from both zombies and the Scarecrow wanting brains, though in a different fashion. These are the aspects that tell me the choice of work was a good one, but the final product was executed poorly.Recommendation: For fans of Oz, and fans of zombies, who are in a forgiving mood.