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Paul Is Undead

Paul Is Undead

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For John Lennon, a young, idealistic zombie guitarist with dreams of global domination, Liverpool seems the ideal place to form a band that could take over the world. In an inspired act, Lennon kills and reanimates local rocker Paul McCartney, kicking off an unstoppable partnership. With the addition of newly zombified guitarist George Harrison and drummer/Seventh Level Ninja Lord Ringo Starr, the Beatles soon cut a swath of bloody good music and bloody violent mayhem across Europe, America, and the entire planet.

In this searing oral history, discover how the Fab Four climbed to the Toppermost of the Poppermost while stealing the hearts, ears, and brains of smitten teenage girls. Learn the tale behind a spiritual journey that resulted in the dismemberment of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Marvel at the seemingly indestructible quartet’s survival of a fierce attack by Eighth Level Ninja Lord Yoko Ono. And find out how the boys escaped eternal death at the hands of England’s greatest zombie hunter, Mick Jagger.

Through all this, one mystery remains: Can the Beatles sublimate their hunger for gray matter, remain on top of the charts, and stay together for all eternity? After all, three of the Fab Four are zombies, and zombies live forever. . . .
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439177921 | 
  • June 2010
List Price $23.99


The Beatles as zombies? Heck yeah!

The Beatles take over the world . . . literally!

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John Lennon is an easy man to track down, but he’s a hard man to pin down. He hasn’t released a record of new music since 1980, thus he’s not affiliated with a label, so there isn’t a publicity manager you can call to set up an interview. He doesn’t give a damn what people say about him in the press, so he has no need or desire for a PR person. He’s a hermit who doesn’t answer his phone, return emails, or leave the house. The only difference between him and fellow zombie recluse J. D. Salinger is that everybody knows where Lennon... see more


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Q. how did you come to write Paul Is Undead?

A. The whole postmodern zombie craze -- which, to me, started with "Shaun of the Dead" and reached critical mass with "Pride & Prejudice & Zombies" -- seemed like a hoot, and I wanted in. I didn't know jack about Victorian literature, but I knew a a thing or three about the Beatles. And even though there will be cries of bandwagon jumping, the genesis of the book was fairly organic: I've always loved horror (Stephen King was one of the first "grown-up" writers I ever read), and I'm a Beatles nerd. It was a match made in heaven...or maybe in hell. Bwah hah hah hah hah hah!!!

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