Thursday, 12 November 2009

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: I Am Scrooge - Adam Roberts


Marley was dead. Again. The legendary Ebenezeer Scrooge sits in his house counting money. The boards that he has nailed up over the doors and the windows shudder and shake under the blows from the endless zombie hordes that crowd the streets hungering for his flesh and his miserly braaaaiiiiiinns! Just how did the happiest day of the year slip into a welter of blood, innards and shambling, ravenous undead on the snowy streets of old London town? Will the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future be able to stop the world from drowning under a top-hatted and crinolined zombie horde? Was Tiny Tim's illness something infinitely more sinister than mere rickets and consumption? Can Scrooge be persuaded to go back to his evil ways, travel back to Christmas past and destroy the brain stem of the tiny, irritatingly cheery Patient Zero? It's the Dickensian Zombie Apocalypse - God Bless us, one and all!


With the Christmas season once again beating its way towards you (and lets face it, the decorations are fighting against the Halloween decorations already) then you probably want to get hold a certain type of minty sweet and shut yourself away before we even hit December. So what can you do?

Quite simply get your mits on this tale as Adam Roberts brings it bang up to date with the added touch of Zombies. Turkey is off the menu and brains are what every good zombie wants in his stocking (whether there is a foot still in it or not.) Add to the mix the typical humour you expect from Adam, a cast of unforgettable characters and a certain little miscreant we’ve all wanted to off for years and you’ve got the makings of a great showdown. A little light hearted joy for the urban fantasy reader in the build up to that time of year and one that will never allow you to look at the Christmas feast the same way again.

1 comment:

Dannie said...

Dude, this book was TAYLOR MADE for me.