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Football players vs. zombies in "Play Dead" *

I just came across this review of Ryan Brown's Play Dead at publishersweekly.com, and it thrilled me to the bottom of my zombie-loving soul:

Zombies "Two enormous cultural obsessions collide head-on in this fast-paced, thrilling, and terribly funny debut by former actor Brown. In the sleepy town of Killington, Tex., the local high school's football team is having its best season in decades thanks to the efforts of quarterback Cole Logan. Afraid of losing the district championship, the rival Elm-wood team sends the Killington bus into a river, drowning everyone on the team except Cole and the coach. Only local witch and football fan Black Mona can raise the players from the dead in time for the game, but if they keep stopping to eat people, they might miss it. Brown handily mixes elements of horror, coming-of-age sweetness, and gore-soaked comedy into a tale that satisfies the same fascination with sports and bloodlust that it cleverly and thoughtfully critiques."

The book is due out in May. I think there is no choice but to read it.
 
*Zombies could totally take a football team, especially Florida State. 

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