Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Revived by Ernesto Pavan

by Ernesto Pavan

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Published: February 23, 2017
Publisher: self
Genre: Dark Humor, Zombies
Rating: 3

First sentence(s):
It started like a bad influenza — one that game me constant, terrible headaches, made my muscles feel like wet rags, and prevented me from holding anything in my stomach.

For deadpan snark queen Violet Sharpe, death is not the end.

If you think life sucks, wait until after you're dead. After finding out she's contracted porthmeos, a nasty parasite, Violet is faced with a choice: either meet her end before her thirtieth birthday, or become one of the Revived, which is the politically correct word for... well, a zombie.

But the challenges of her new un-life are way worse than she thought. As part of a new minority, she faces discrimination and hatred, not to mention a laundry list of physical limitations and the looming ghost of depression. Can she meet these challenges with her usual strength and dark humor? Or is being Revived a fate worse than death?

My two-bits:

Some of these zombies had a choice before becoming zombified. This story takes you into the life a such a creature. The issues that arise from being a functioning zombie are tackled moreso than stereotypical "braaaaains" zombie action.

Living with a decaying body (mind still intact) and its complications made me think of people who go through cancer or a long term illness.

Makes you wonder - If the price to living is a gradual decay, is it worth it?


* review copy courtesy of author

* May - Happy zombie awareness month!


  1. That is an interesting twist with a social commentary aspect to the zombie stories.

  2. Hmm...interesting twist to the usual storyline, or at the least the perceived usual. I, myself, am not a huge zombie fan, but the few I've read and enjoyed, tend to follow the alternative path for these creatures. May have to check it out. Thanks for the share!

  3. That does sound like an interesting twist on the usual zombie story!

  4. Hmmm, I dunno about this one. In a sense (am probably looking WAY too deep for some under laying philosophical message lol) isn't that the price of (real) life is itself - the inescapable slow decay of our physical form? Darn those laws of Thermodynamics anyway ;D

    Have a gorgeous weekend, Vii <3


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