Calendrier de l’Avent 3/16 : Isaac Marion / The living

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Isaac Marion / The living : le 4ème et dernier volume de la série Warm Bodies. Finalement auto-publié dans la douleur et la solitude par son auteur. Une des voix majeures de la littérature d’horreur contemporaine.

Résumé : Before he was a flesh-eating corpse, R was something worse. He remembers it all now, a life of greed and apathy more destructive than any virus, and he sees only one path to redemption: he must fight the forces he helped create. But what can R, Julie, and their tiny gang of fugitives do against the creeping might of the Axiom Group, the bizarre undead corporation that’s devouring what’s left of America?

It’s time for a road trip.

No more flyover country. This time they’ll face the madness on the ground, racing their RV across the wastelands as tensions rise and bonds unravel—because R isn’t the only one hiding painful secrets. Everyone is on their own desperate search: for a kidnapped daughter, a suicidal mother, and an abused little boy with a gift that could save humanity…if humanity can convince him it’s worth saving.

All roads lead home, to a final confrontation with the plague and its shareholders. But this is a monster that guns can’t kill. A battle only one weapon can win…

Lien pour commander le roman (signé) : https://isaacmarion.com/theliving

Verdict : la boucle est bouclée et la série terminée. Ce 4ème volume, même si il n’a pas le rythme hallucinant de The burning world vient clôturer l’histoire de R avec juste ce qu’il faut de pathos et d’humanisme. Une finale réussie à défaut d’être fondamentalement originale.