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The Laugh Was on Lazarus (The Avengers #2)

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What is the world coming to when...
+ Men are raised from the dead
+ to become zombies
+ commanded to trap JOHN STEED and EMMA PEEL in the Highgate Mausoleum
+ only to end up being stabbed to death by the umbrella-wielding Mrs. PEEL?
What does it all add up to -- this unorthodox melange of transplanted brains, jellied hearts, and homicidal seductresses? The answer is -- a horri
Mass Market Paperback, 144 pages
Published 1967 by Berkley
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It's awfully hard to write a novelization of anything, whether it's from the big screen or the small screen, but, of the two, writing novelizations based on television shows is much more difficult. As fans (and, of course, only real fans are going to buy a book based upon their favorite show), we know the characters intimately, or think we do, know all the nuances and the background, and we know exactly what the characters look like, what they sound like, and what they will do (or not do) in any ...more
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read in summer 1967
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This was the second novel based on the television series and was published in 1967. It's got some very good bits and some really bad bits. The first chapter is told in first-person by a chimpanzee who kills a zombie; really unusual for those pre-Romero days on a variety of levels. There are also some pieces of good insight into the characters, such as: "Steed was not a religious man, God forbid, but he found the ceremonial of going to church on a Sunday morning pleasing. It was nicely formal, ...more
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Recommends it for: spy and fans of the show.
Men are turned into zombies in a plot to attack the Pentagon.
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