Another fabulous installment of the Zombie Bible by Stant Litore. In this installment of the Zombie Bible by Stant Litore, we find ourselves in the Gospel of Luke, outside a small village that has been spirituality and physical torn by a horde of zombies after a brutal occupation by Roman soldiers. For followers of the series, it may have seemed inevitable that the Zombie Bible would move from the Old to New Testament, but moving forward from the stories recited in Sunday school to the ones recounted from the pulpit is risky.
So how did he do it?
The same way the writers of Jesus Christ Superstar did when they created that infamous musical with care, joy and great skill. Both of which profoundly shaped the way that I approach the bible and particularly the stories of Jesus. Too often the human side of Jesus is forgotten and he is made out to be so divine that no human could walk in his steps. Litore creates realistic characters which are both relate-able and true to the original biblical tales.
Did he do it well?
Yes, the action is non-stop so readers won’t be bored or feel weighted down. At the same time, Litore takes you to emotional depths that you might not have thought possible. This isn’t just a bible story with zombies added into the mix; it is instead a masterful piece of story-telling. A must read for horror and historical fiction fans. This novella is well work a space on your reading list.