Drop Dead Gorgeous Paperback
As tattoo artist Star begins to ink her first client on a spring Sunday morning, something goes horribly wrong with the world...Belfast's hungover lapse into a deeper sleep than normal, their sudden deaths causing an unholy mess of crashing cars, smoldering televisions and falling aircraft.
In the chaotic aftermath a group of post-apocalyptic survivors search for purpose in a devastated city.
Ageing DJ Sean Magee and shifty-eyed Barry Rogan find drunken solace in a hotel bar.
Ex-IRA operative Mairead Burns and RIR soldier Roy Beggs form an uneasy alliance to rebuild community life.
Elsewhere, a mysterious Preacher Man lures shivering survivors out of the shadows with a promise of redemption.
Choked by the smell of death, Ireland's remaining few begin the journey toward a new life, fear and desperation giving rise to new tensions and dark old habits.
But a new threat--as gorgeous as it is deadly--creeps slowly out of life's wreckage.
Fueled by feral hunger and a thirst for chaos, the corpses of the beautiful are rising!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Snowbooks Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/02/2011
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9781906727987
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Review by coral_davies
Sadly I was terribly dissapointed by this book. I was excited to see a tattoo artist whose work I admire had branched out into fiction and would, hopefully, inject some much needed love and gore back to into horror, a literary genre that has been lacking in fresh meat lately. However, it was not meant to be. This is an interesting idea badly executed, with the plot lacking a single character to root for and re-creation of the zombie myth that makes little sense. It has a great start but thats all. Such a shame.