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Fabulous Free Fiction #3

literati_rain66 Saturday, June 26, 2010
Up for grabs: An ARC of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead by Mark Twain and Don Borchert. Releases August 2010.

Back cover:
Tom Sawyer. Zombie Hunter. 
Or at least that's the plan. It's Tom Sawyer like you've never seen him before, in a swash-buckling, treasure-seeking adventure spiked with blood, gore, and zombie madness. 
In this expanded and illustrated edition of Mark Twain's beloved tale of boyhood adventure, Tom's usual mishaps are injected with a taste of the macabre, in a world overrun by a zombie virus known in the South as "Zum". The United States is infected with a plague of rotting, yet spry, Zum searching for fresh meat.
In this world, there's no need to whitewash Aunt Polly's fence. Instead, Tom cons his friends into sharpening the fence posts to stop a Zum attack. To escape the constraints of civilized life, Tom and his pal Huckleberry Finn don't have to fake their deaths, just pretend to be Zum. And instead of cowboys and Indians, Tom practices his fighting skills in a bloodthirsty game of "Us and Zum" - and he always wins.
When vicious, self-aware zombies emerge and threaten the town... how will Tom and Huck win, and live to tell their tale?
With all the comedy, romance, and adventure that readers expect from Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer now becomes a new breed of hero - a grade-A zombie hunter.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead

I got this ARC, but frankly I don't have the time to read it. I have to prioritize my TBR lists, and while this one does look interesting, I just don't think I have time to read it before it comes out and I'd like to give someone else the chance. :)

To Enter:
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And you must promise to let me know what you thought of it once you've read it. :) Comment, Tweet, email, link to your review, whatever. I'd love to know your thoughts.

US and Canada only. Contest open until Saturday, July 3rd at noon. Winners announced soon after.

Thanks!

5 comments:

Tiger Holland said...

+1 I follow
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+2 Tweet http://twitter.com/TigerHolland/status/17118634927

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Mangled classics and zombies? I'm a big fan of this stuff. :-)

literati_rain66 said...

*grin* I know you are. And it looks fab, I just don't have room on the good ol' TBR. I do plan to read it someday though. :)

Jeremy West said...

+1 follow
+1 twitter (@JeremyWest)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Crazy for words said...

+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on Twitter (@sillylilmegan)

When I was a kid I had the biggest crush on Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Peter Pan. Lol. I was a strange kid. Anywho... I will of course tell you what I think. I'll even send it back to you if it's good. ^_^

Joyce Lansky said...

Maximum points for blog, twitter, and retweet.

Sure, I'd like to see Tom Sawyer paint white fences red.

Thanks,
jlansky(at)comcast(dot)net

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