The Girl With All The Gifts is one of the best zombie stories I've read in a long time: critically acclaimed, evocative and emotional, gory and gritty. It's also a fantastic movie by most accounts. I've been waiting for the film to release in Australia awhile, and imagine my surprise at finding out this morning that it's only a week away.
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The Girl With All The Gifts is a critically acclaimed 2014 novel, turned into a celebrated movie, which hits Australian theatres some time this year. It tells a new type of zombie story, about kids, compassion, disease and acceptance. Author M.R. Carey has written a sequel, and we are very excited to bring you the first except from it.
There aren't a ton of truly great movies that feature zombies in them. The list is short but distinguished: the work of George Romero, Lucio Fulci, 28 Days Later, a few others. But now we need to add The Girl With All the Gifts to the list. It's the rare zombie film that innovates the genre with skill and excitement.
Great news for fans of M.R. Carey's The Girl With All the Gifts -- a book that's about to enjoy a higher profile once the movie adaptation is out this spring. Carey announced he'll be writing another tale set in the same world, with the interesting twist that it will be a prequel, rather than the expected sequel.
Some books feature powerful characterization and heart-stopping emotional journeys. Others have great world-building in the service of a thundering great adventure. Still others have clever scientific ideas. But it's rare to find a book like M.R. Carey's The Girl With All The Gifts, which aces all of the above.