Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead
By Don Borchert and Mark Twain
Sawyer - oh, what adventures I had as a young child reading about
Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher. Reading for fun and pleasure
was a new concept, and I quickly became addicted.
my addiction has held on into my adult years, and I was quite intrigued
by a novel that would present my old friends with a new adventure
and Huck have new trials and tribulations in the form of zombies.
Yes - zombies, the walking undead - the brain-eating monsters of
late night movies.
book closely follows Mark Twain’s version of Tom Sawyer, interjecting
zombies at random scenes. Tom does not fool his playmates into helping
whitewash his Aunt’s fence but has them sharpening the pickets
in an attempt to keep the zombies out. He and Huck don’t attend
their funeral but pretend to return as zombies (or Zum as they call
Joe is there in all his evil, and the Cave Scene was as breathtaking
seems to be an influx of books using the classics and well known
characters in monster-type situations, and The Adventures of Tom
Sawyer and the Undead fills the pages well.
greatly enjoyed the book and would recommend it to readers looking
to relive their youthful reading and to new readers wanting just
a bit of bite... sorry - -couldn’t resist - in their classics.