Keene's THE RISING is often given the nod as the work that largely created the zombie craze we now have in popular culture. I've often wondered why Nutman's fine novel didn't do the same, but earlier, given that it was published some ten years before. Perhaps it isn't as good (I read both too long ago to compare fairly) or maybe it just wasn't the right time for America to embrace zombies as a cultural phenom...sometimes timing and luck are everything.
Really want to read 'Wetwork'. Wasn't it an expansion of a short story, or novella?I don't think there has been a novel more over rated, or over hyped, in the genre, than 'The Rising'. Staggers me that it has such a following.
The novel is based on a short story of the same name that appeared in Skipp & Spector's BOOK OF THE DEAD in '89.
Thanks, Will.I have 'Book of the Dead', so will check out the short story asap.
The Rising is very overrated like you say. I mean zombie trees!!!????
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