Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has released the hardcover of Darren Shan teen horror novel, ZOM-B, the first installment of a twelve book series about B Smith, a teenager who must struggle to find a place in a world of racism, zombies, and darkness.
Description: When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B’s racist father thinks it’s a joke. B doesn’t fully buy into Dad’s racism, but figures it’s easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will surely follow sticking up for Muslims, blacks, or immigrants. And when dodging his fists doesn’t work, B doesn’t hesitate to take the piss out of kids at school with a few slaps or cruel remarks. That is, until zombies attack. B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors of high school, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers.
Each installment in the twelve-book series will confront challenging issues of racism, the politics of fear and survivalism, martial law, religion, and more as B navigates the initial attack and [spoiler alert!] life afterwards as a conscious zombie.
About The Author: Darren Shan is the New York Times bestselling author of Cirque Du Freak, The Demonata, and the Saga of Larten Crepsley series. The movie rights to Cirque Du Freak were bought by Universal, and the first movie (which combines elements from the first three books in the series) was released on October 23rd, 2009, starring newcomer Chris Massoglia as Darren Shan, along with a wide array of established stars such as Josh Hutcherson, John C Reilly, Salma Hayek, Willem Defoe and Ken Watanabe. The movie was called Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. It was released on DVD and Blu-Ray in February 2010. Shan spends most of his time in Limerick, Ireland, with his girlfriend Bas. He has no pets, but a neighborhood dog called Goldie joins him on his walks most days. He also feeds a variety of wild birds, and spots the occasional hare and pheasant strolling through his back yard. In addition to his main home in Ireland, Shan has an apartment in London, to which he escapes for a burst of high-speed living every so often, when he feels the need to get his juices flowing.
You can pick up a copy through Amazon here: ZOM-B