- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: Severed Press (January 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 098079966X
- ISBN-13: 978-0980799668
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,531,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Zombie Pulp Paperback – January 28, 2011
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The two novellas, "They Walk by Night" and "Morbid Anatomy," stand head and shoulders above the rest of the collection. The former is a pulp-noir detective story pitting your typical tough-as-nails private dick against a group of criminals accused of digging up and resurrecting the dead to further their nefarious schemes. The latter is connected somehow to a Lovecraft story called Herbert West: Reanimator that I'm sorry to say I've never read, and mixes horrific zombies, grisly scientific experiments and the real-life horrors of World War I.
Zombie Pulp is an excellent showcase of Curran's range; he writes housewives, every day people, police and soldiers (both modern and historical), in an equally convincing manner. "They Walk by Night" in particular demonstrates his talent for creating the mood and gets Curran high marks for use of vernacular and the two 'Wormboy' tales, for lack of a better descriptor, hint at a world and backstory that could easily be expanded into a longer body of work, perhaps even a series.
Reviewed by Shroud's Lincoln Crisler
There's a lot to like about "Zombie Pulp" aside from just the zombie element. Curran's writing is fantastic. With an ability I have yet to see in any other other, he crafts these gross, stomach churning scenes with such a descriptive pen and adjectives that seem to be made for just this kind of writing that it is next to impossible to NOT imagine with perfect clarity the scenes and actions going on in the pages. Aside from that his work, while not always entirely original, defiantly has a more original twist than others (just read "Shelter" or "The Mattawa Meat-Wagon"). Then there is the improved editing and overall lack of errors found in this publication. Before, Severed Press was just awful with typos, juxtaposition and overall lack of care in proofreading their authors manuscripts. Looks like they have really picked up their game here. And finally, to top that all off, just look at the cover. If that isn't one of the best covers of ANY book I have ever seen, then I must be blind.
The problem with "Zombie Pulp" though comes at the length of many of the stories.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Curran does it against with this bony handful of stories featuring the living dead. Loved the ones featuring the Wormboys world and the gory as hell HPL closer is just fantastic.Published 13 days ago by Andres F. Prieto
This is an amzing collection. discuss it in my blog in much more detail at [...] but in short, it's a gory tribute to the old EC Comics style of story telling and Curran as always... Read morePublished on July 10, 2013 by Nicholas Bergquist
there's not a clinker in the bunch. there are also two wormboy stories in here, which i believe are part of the universe of curran's new Cannibal Corpse, MC. Read morePublished on October 9, 2012 by totalfailure
Head and shoulders above most of the cliched zombie junk out there. I hope there is a Zombie Pulp 2 in the works.Published on April 5, 2012 by Zarono
Some interesting stories, including some original takes on zombie themes. Shelter (the lottery) and the Piranya (zombie piranha) were highlights. Read morePublished on August 8, 2011 by td333777