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The Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel

por Alden Bell

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"Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free. For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks" --Publisher description.… (mais)
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Seriously. This review has spoilers. I will give away the ending. And that would be a real shame for anyone who hasn't read it yet but would like to.

I'll be the first to say I'm a lightweight when it comes to horror books. Since I read one maybe once a year (and that's only in recent years), it's not really my place to say where an author or book stands in the genre, but dang, I must say that this book was great. It stressed me out, but I couldn't put it down and I didn't want it to end. It reminded me of The Road meets The Grapes of Wrath meets I Am Legend, but it wholly held its own as well. I liked that the book is a right balance of contemplation and action and that the two are not mutually exclusive. Man, those discussions especially between Temple and Moses Todd. It's great when a zombie apocalypse novel can really make a genuine stretch into discussions of humanity that ask you to regard these notions in the context of your life and not just of this particular world. Of course, I couldn't help thinking of The Walking Dead comics, which I thoroughly enjoy, but dare I say got me thinking in terms of my reality.

There were a couple spots that upset me, at least initially--the mutant "inheritors" for one. For an inexplicable reason I'm super picky about sci-fi/fantasy to a point where I can accept flesh-eating cadavers, but not 10-foot-tall skeletal semi-zombies. Bell didn't give me chance, though, to dwell on that point because the story kept on moving and shit got REAL. And I am still SO MAD that Temple freakin' died at the end! What the what?! I love that girl from the bottom of my heart. And by Minnie? I can't tell yet whether that ending will work itself out for me after it's had some time to settle...whether it's ludicrous in a good way or a bad way. It appears that perhaps this is the start of a series. However, as much as Moses Todd was a great foil to Temple, I feel cheated that Temple won't be in a potential sequel. I mean, don't get me wrong, Alden Bell is a great writer and I'm going to absolutely read his next novel (apparently, yes, following Moses and Abraham), but I just wish Temple could be there for it.

I'm so glad that this book won an award--it should win more awards--though seeing as it's an Alex Award, I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be giving it to a teen considering the type of violence and sex contained here. At least a younger teen. Or the repercussions of their parents finding out that it was my doing putting it in their hands. It certainly is moving though, and I'm pretty sure I would have loved it when I was 17 as much as I do now. Do yourself a favor and read this book. It's a doozy and well worth it. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
I made it about a third of the way into this book before giving up. The lack of proper punctuation was irritating - I refer to when someone was speaking, the usage of "" was not used. I would not say this is a YA novel, but it read like it was written by one. Perhaps because of the age/lack of education for the main character, that he author wrote in that particular style. I don't know. I just found it irritating, and too 'dumbed down' for me. ( )
  Ralphd00d | May 4, 2021 |
This audiobook was brilliant. It's like...... A philosophical zombie apocalypse novel. It's like all the best parts of The Road, The Walking Dead, and Winter’s Bone.......and just as sad. It made me think a lot, which is different from the other novels I've read, recently.
Tai Sammons narrated the audiobook, and she was amazing at it. I'm not sure of her age, nor her skill, but her narration kept all the characters separate and completely different.
This is the first novel in a series.
4.5 stars, and highly recommended. ( )
  stephanie_M | Apr 30, 2020 |
Yet another zombie book! This was a surprisingly good read. The author comes from the Cormac McCarthy school of writing, but not to distraction. Great characters, although some readers are sure to be offended. Me, not so much. So bleak and hopeless. Loved it. ( )
  authenticjoy | Mar 29, 2019 |
Katniss Everdeen apparently became lost while bow-hunting in what passes for YA Dystopia. She quickly found herself in a global charnel house, a dread zone, while trekking up a I-90 ravaged by the walking dead. Before she can mutter poppenjay, she's become a real killing machine, as opposed to the bloodless slaughter of the Volturi. Ree emerges gore-spattered and prone to psychotic rages. Transformed and seeking atonement, Bella is saddled with Lennie Small as they attempt to outwit Anton Chigurh, while all the while carrying the fire; that is when Buffy/Katniss/Temple isn't butchering mutants, nine feet tall and socially ill-disposed. Apparently Tom Hanks will play all these roles in the film adaptation.

It is a Gothic success, though the voiceovers are a bit purple. Recommended.
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  jonfaith | Feb 22, 2019 |
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Alden Bell has managed something improbable and striking: a disconcertingly beautiful tale of zombie apocalypse. The Reapers Are the Angels is soaked in all the blood that any horror fan could desire, the effluvia rendered in a high Southern Gothic style as redolent of rotting magnolia as anything written by William Faulkner or Cormac McCarthy.
 
Alden Bell provides an astonishing twist on the southern gothic: like Flannery O'Connor with zombies.
 
Born into a crumbling society plagued by zombies, all 15-year-old Temple knows is to kill or be killed. When she is assaulted at a safe house, she murders her human attacker, Abraham Todd, and runs from his vengeful brother, Moses. Temple soon acquires a traveling partner, a slow mute by the name of Maury, and begrudgingly takes responsibility for his care, remembering a young boy she swore to protect but couldn't save. Fleeing Moses, the "meatskins," and her own battered conscience, Temple still finds moments of simple joy in the brutal world. Bell (a pseudonym for Joshua Gaylord, author of Hummingbirds) has created an exquisitely bleak tale and an unforgettable heroine whose eye for beauty and aching need for redemption somehow bring wonder into a world full of violence and decay.
 

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Temple, you shouldn’t say ain’t. Why not? It’s poor grammar, he says, as though he’s quoting something. It speaks to a lack of sophistication. Poor grammar’s the only kind of grammar I got.
I like some rock and roll, but mostly I listen to classical composers. Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff and Smetana. That’s the music for people who are really civilized. Have you heard Dvorak’s ninth symphony? It’s the most beautiful thing in the world, and it makes you feel like anything is possible.
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"Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free. For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks" --Publisher description.

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