Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
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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.

 

About Joyce Carol Oates

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Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the Chicago Tribune 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, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.
 
Published October 14, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 196 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As readers of the excerpt Oates published last year in The New Yorker can attest, it's a deeply disturbing experience to watch Quentin regarding himself, his family, his would-be zombies and their bones with the same focus-free lens, an eye that makes no distinction between I and thou and it, and...

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the reader examines the killer's sketches of weapons and staring eyes, and hears him say, ``I lost it & screamed at him & shook him BUT I DID NOT HURT HIM I SWEAR.'' For all its apparent authenticity, however, this novel ventures into territory that has been explored more powerfully by, among oth...

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With an overly long, overly turgid production and poorly-executed tech design, however, the real substance of the play gets lost.

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Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (Dutton, $19.95) An utterly affectless novel, Zombie attempts to climb inside the mind of a serial killer named Quentin who captures teenage boys — potential love ''zombies'' — and performs botched lobotomies on them using an ice pick.

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