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Tim Gaines was the town pariah. Mocked and teased continuously since he was in the sixth grade, he approaches his senior year of high school with a sense of cautious trepidation. Years before, when he was in the sixth grade, a group of boys led by Scott Bradfield—a popular, well-liked kid from well-to-do parents—spread a vicious rumor that he was a devil-worshipper. The ru ...more
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Published by Delirium Books (first published January 24th 2011)
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Karl
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Odd chick out. This was just a meh read, bordering on 'I didn't like it.' The main character, Tim, was hated on for being goth to the point of ridiculousness. He was blamed for everything 'bad' that happened in the town that the jocks/ bullies actually did, including the making of zombies which I thought was going to creep me out. Instead, I got teens who wanted someone to beat on longer before they died so, they said a spell and made the undead. There was way too much dialogue i
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Justin
Jul 21, 2012 marked it as gave-up-on
Ok, at 55% I'm ready to move this to my "gave up on" folder and call it quits. The reason being that it is so stupidly unbelievable and nothing makes any sense. Now I know it is about reanimating dead body's and not supposed to be believable but that's not what I'm referring to. Here is the basic premise of the book. Seven years ago tim gains was assaulted by a group of bullies. His family called the police but the bullies rich parents threatened a law suit that even if Tim's family won would ba ...more
Adam Wilson
Jul 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Back From the Dead is a zombie novel, if you didn’t get that from the title. More specifically, it is a very good zombie novel by J. F. Gonzalez. It is a little similar to Wrath James White’s The Resurrectionist, but only slightly. The book reminded me a bit of John Saul’s novels since it envolves high school kids. Have of the main ones are the bullies who, although loved by the townsfolk, are becoming steadily more and more dangerous and insane. The other main kids are outcasts do to their love ...more
Chuck Rios
Feb 02, 2012 rated it liked it
I have been a J. F. Gonzalez fan since I read the first Clickers novel. His writing is sharp and full of mean, lean kick ass prose, which is why he paired so well when he collaborated with Brian Keene. In this novel, available from Dark Fuse dot com, his imagination flies and he never pulls a punch.

BACK FROM THE DEAD is a zombie story about resurrection, youthful rage and being an outcast. There are also strong themes of isolation and deceit sprinkled throughout this novel. My favorite part of t
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J. F. Gonzalez is the author of over a dozen novels of horror and dark suspense including They, The Corporation, Back From the Dead, Primitive, Survivor and is co-author of the Clickers series.
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