Sunday, June 23, 2013

Another Novel Idea...

My muse apparently takes the form of my daughter. She and I were talking earlier this morning, over a nice leisurely breakfast of coffee and poptarts (err, coffee was mine, poptarts were hers, not the other way around), and we came up with a great idea for a book:

A zombie novel, from the perspective of the zombie.

The biggest problem, as we could see, is that the dialog would go something like this:
"Brains. Brains brains brains brains brain."

"Brains?"

"Brains! Brains brains brains brains,  brains brains."

Might be a little hard on the ol' character development...

That is all.

10 comments:

Glenn B said...

I am pretty sure that you have been beaten to the punch. Wasn't there just a mini series or a movie with just that as its theme? I think Dead Heads was one like that but I am actually referring to another the name of which eludes me right now. Maybe a British release but not sure. Anyway, I am fairly certain that it has been done. Sorry to burst the bubble.

Glenn B said...

The movie I was thinking about is: Colin and it is from England. (I wonder if the name was meant as a pun considering one of their favorite treats seems to be colons).See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_(film)

There is also the book: A Zombie Perspective. See: http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/0615308775

Cormac said...

How about from the perspective of the human mind trapped and forced to observe the atrocities?
Trying to assert some level of suggestion or control...?

Jim Clevenger said...

This could be a story about the US Congress but then there is that problem of character development.

Sabra said...

Warm Bodies was told largely from the zombie's perspective. For all that it was a "ZomRomCom", there was a fair amount of complexity, and most of the zombies were in fact presented sympathetically (obviously, necessary for what it was). It's unusual enough to still feel fresh.

Daniel Watters said...

Aaah! Zombies!! ran along these lines. The zombies don't realize they're dead, and perceive the living to be uber-hyper. The only living people with whom the zombies can successfully communicate with are drunk.

Old NFO said...

LOL, you're getting as bad as NJT... :-)

PJS said...

Brains, brains, brains, Pop-Tarts, brains . . .

Daniel in Brookline said...

I'd love to hear what Larry Correia thinks about this. His first-person werewolf perspective was GREAT.

How about this? Suppose a zombie outbreak happens in an isolated area... so that, after awhile, there's no fresh meat, so to speak. The zombies themselves wind up setting up a very primitive society, suited to their needs, and it reaches an equilibrium of sorts. (Then the monster hunters show up and ruin everything.)

Jay, you and your girl have interesting conversations. And warn her about the dangers of chewing the Pop-Tart into suggestive shapes, willya please?

John Anderson said...

Hugh Howie's "I, Zombie" is quite interesting, once you realize what he's really talking about.