"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." -Ray Bradbury

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Just When I Thought My Monster Was Safe

. . . Somebody else publishes a novel with a creature that shares my monster's nomenclature.

This woman is causing me a hell of a lot of grief, publishing a novel with zombie-"revenants".  Granted, the word "revenant" means to return, especially from death; in the very least, her usage is proper.

Yet I still haven't found a word to replace "revenant" in my manuscript, as I'm quite attached to the connotations and musicality of the word.  "Revenant" describes what the Drake family is, at least morally if not physically (i.e. they aren't zombies and/or the living dead).

The fact that the author of the link above describes her novel as "Twilight. . . in Paris. . . with zombies," is a little disturbing.  Have we not yet finished prostituting Twilight as a model novel of contemporary young adult literature?

Kill me.  Shall we expect the zombies to sparkle?

All my best,


  1. You know how I feel about all of this rubbish...:)

  2. At the very least the zombies will be smexy....which makes perfect sense for zombies!! (I'm sure you're catching my sarcasm here hehe)
    Ah goodness...

  3. Oh, and I like how she takes credit for "introducing" a "new type" of monster. Please.

  4. Don't I know it!! It's a zombie with a pretty face, for crying out loud. Nothing special. It sounds like she's shellacked Twilight with zombies and dropped the novel into Paris. My cat could do that.