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4/14/11

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim by Mark Twain and W. Bill Czolgosz

Description

Free at last! Free at last! This ain't your grandfather's Huckleberry Finn. It's nineteenth century America and a mutant strain of tuberculosis is bringing its victims back from the dead. Sometimes they come back docile, and other times vicious. The vicious ones are sent back to Hell, but the docile ones are put to work as servants and laborers. With so many zombies on the market, the slave trade is nonexistant. The black man is at liberty, and human bondage is no more. Young Huckleberry Finn has grown up in a world that shuns the N-word, with its scornful eye set on a new class of shambling, putrid sub-humans: The Baggers. When his abusive father comes back into his life, Huck flees down the river with Bagger Jim, seeking a life of perfect freedom. When the pox mutates once again, causing even the tamest of baggers to become bloodthirsty monsters, the boy Finn is forced to question his relationship with his dearest, deadest friend. In this revised take on history and classic literature, the modern age is ending before it ever begins. Huckleberry Finn will inherit a world of horror and death, and he knows the mighty Mississippi might be the only way out...

About the Author

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His humorous tales of human nature, especially The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), remain standard texts in high school and college literature classes. Twain was born and died in years in which Halley's Comet passed by Earth: 1835 and 1910.

W. Bill Czolgosz has written fewer books than Mark Twain, and none of them nearly as competently. His own personal favorite is Eat @t Zero’s, published by Coscom Entertainment in 2005 and currently out of print. His latest project is a graphic novel called Zombifrieze, illustrated by Sean Simmans, a frequent collaborator.Czolgosz lives in Proud Lake, Saskatchewan, with his two children and three cats, just a mile down the street from his on-again/off-again ladyfriend, who has not yet called the police.
He can be contacted by the angry, the insane, the melancholy, and the desperate at wbczolgosz@gmail.com

Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery; Reprint edition (April 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451609787
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451609783
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MY THOUGHTS
REALLY LIKED  IT

 This story is a satircial take on the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with a zombie twist.  I love these retakes, so this one appealed to me quite a bit.  The book starts off commenting on the recent updated version where a certain word was replaced with a less sensitive one.  Although the word essentially is the same thing, just a different word.  A disease is spreading through out the land related to tuberculosis and causes a side effect that causes people to reanimate or return from the dead.  It follows the path of the original story except there are run ins with undead hunters, but they are still bounty hunters. I can already tell you that this book will not be for everyone and I am sure that a lot of people will dislike it.  If you have a skewed view of life and enjoy the absurd that this book is for you though! 

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