Just bought this, no idea what it might be like but it seems to be part of a series.
This is the description.
God is weeping behind her veil in the Temple while the dead are eating her city alive, and her words are coming out through the mouth of her prophet Yirmiyahu. The king and the priesthood dont like what he has to say, so theyve thrown Yirmiyahu down a dry well, and once a day, his gaolers toss a zombie in after him. During the three days of this story, the prophet will have to fight to survive the hungry dead, dehydration, and some truly wrenching memories -- memories of atrocities witnessed, lives lost, and sacrifices that shatter the heart.
It's either going to be really good or really bad. Anybody read them?
Well I've started it and I'm only a little way in, he's only just been put down the well and no zombies have been thrown down yet.
But so far it's not bad. He's killed two zombies and the woman they were eating with a shovel and now he's been lowered into well and doesn't know if he will be there for a day or a week or until he dies.
I think if you liked The Red Tent but think George A Romero would do good things with the screenplay you might like this.
The worst part is remembering that Yirmiyahu is pronounced Jeremiah and not Yermi Yahoo.
It might turn out to be good after all <crosses fingers>
He's still down the well. It's night now, and they lowered him down there in his loincloth, so he was concerned about freezing to death.
Fortunately the King had a zombie thrown down after him once it got dark and he was able to pin it down in the mud and kick it to death once and for all.
And then he stole it's robe, which is damp but he thinks it will keep him alive through the night, so the zombies do have their uses after all.
I'm quite enjoying it now. It makes a refreshing change that it's not set in modern day America with all guns blazing, and instead we just have a bloke with some stale bread in his underwear jumping on them in the mud
It's been a lesson to me not to judge a book by it's crap name and terrible description of God in her temple. Fortunately she hasn't put in an appearance yet, it's just him thinking now and again about how people have turned from her and brought the zombie plague on themselves.
I've never read the actual bible but if it had more zombies in it I definitely would have paid more attention in RE at school.
It wasn't too bad in the end. Basically just a bible story with a bit more personality and some undead. It was also fairly short, which went in it's favour If you can look past the terrible title and the annoying bits about a weeping god, it was quite an interesting story about a city under siege and the people trapped within it.
I might actually read another one in the series eventually .