Jan 15, 2011
Imagine a story that exists midway between The Walking Dead or 28 Days Later and No Country for Old Men. A book that tells a tale of endurance and fate and zombies. The Reapers are the Angels is a very good read.
In this book, zombies or "meat slugs" are a fact of life. There's no horror at the start of an epidemic because the main character has only ever lived in a world where the dead walk. Her world is all about survival and maybe a little bit of miracles and sight seeing.
The best part of this whole novel is the language. I love how the characters speaks. (And I love the coincidence of how the same quote that this book's title was pulled from made an important appearance in a recent read - which I somehow have neglected to post about. Tomorrow!)
Take the opening lines from the novel, "God is a slick god. Temple Knows. She knows because of all the crackerjack miracles still to be seen on this ruined globe."
I read this book in a single day - mostly because I couldn't leave the story sit. Really good read that I'm giving an 8.