The epic and perhaps definitive novel of the zombie apocalypse and its aftermath, written by George A. Romero - the legendary film director who more or less invented the zombie genre - and, following Romero's death, completed by the co-writer of The Shape of Water. . .
George A. Romero (Author) George A. Romero was an American filmmaker, writer and editor. He is celebrated for his series of gruesome satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, including the classics Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. He died in 2017. Daniel Kraus (Author) Daniel Kraus is a bestselling novelist whose work includes co-authoring, with Guillermo del Toro, both The Shape of Water (which became an Oscar-winning film) and Trollhunters (an Emmy-winning Netflix series). His work has been translated into over 25 languages and he lives in Chicago.
A horror landmark, a work of gory genius marked by all of
Romero's trademark wit, humanity, and merciless social
observations. How lucky are we to have this final act of grand
guignol from the man who made the dead walk. -- JOE HILL,
author of NOS4A2
A sprawling, timely, scary epic that honours the zombie tradition but also goes in new directions and takes risks that pay off. -- PAUL TREMBLAY, author of A Head Full of Ghosts
Like a lost Romero classic, which will play out on the inside your skull long after you've finished it. -- CLIVE BARKER, author of Hellraiser
If Night of the Living Dead was the first word in the dead rising field, The Living Dead is the last word. A monumental achievement. -- ADAM NEVILL, bestselling author of The Ritual