Zombie: A Novel by Joyce Carol OatesZombie: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie: A Novel

byJoyce Carol Oates

Paperback | September 15, 2009

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Zombie is a classic novel of dark obsession from the extraordinary Joyce Carol Oates. A brilliant, unflinching journey into the mind of a serial killer, Zombie views the world through the eyes of Quentin P., newly paroled sex offender, as he chillingly evolves from rapist to mass murderer. Joyce Carol Oates—the prolific author of so many extraordinary bestsellers, including The Gravediggers Daughter, Blonde, and The Falls—demonstrates why she ranks among America’s most respected and accomplished literary artists with this provocative, breathtaking, and disturbing masterwork.

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time,...
Title:Zombie: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.43 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061778915

ISBN - 13:9780061778919


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just not the interesting JCO is a prolific author, and they can't all be hits. This one is written in first person, the character, Quentin is a paroled sex-offender, Jeffrey Dahmer type who describes similar crimes (kidnapping men for the purpose of creating a subservient "zombie". The book is similar to Breakfast of Champions in that it has choppy sentences and crude drawings throughout. I could see how the material could be offensive to come. It wasn't to me, just seemed to be for shock value, and neither particularly interesting or insightful. I struggled to finish it, as it simply didn't hold my interest.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alienation Achieved As an example of alienating your reader with style and character this books is excellent. It is stylized in an odd manner. The main character made me feel ill, but he was supposed to. It is highly disturbing content. It is extremely well written though, that's the odd juxtaposition of this. I didn't like it, but I respected it.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Review Didn't really care for this one. Seemed thin to me. I don't mind nasty if it is in a very rich or full context but as I say it just felt thin to me.
Date published: 2015-10-12