The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead is a horror version of Mark Twain's beloved book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (it was published in 1876). Don Borchert has created and co-written this new version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It will be published by Tor in August 2010.
Here's a description of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead:
TOM SAWYER. ZOMBIE HUNTER.
Or at least that's the plan. It's Tom Sawyer like you've never seen him before, in a swash-buckling, treasure-seeking adventure spiked with blood, gore, and zombie madness.
In this expanded and illustrated edition of Mark Twain's beloved tale of boyhood adventure, Tom's usual mishaps are injected with a taste of the macabre, in a world over-run by a zombie virus known in the South as "Zum." The United States is infected with a plague of rotting, yet spry, Zum searching for fresh meat.
In this world, there's no need to whitewash Aunt Polly's fence. Instead, Tom cons his friends into sharpening the fence posts to stop a Zum attack. To escape the constraints of civilized life, Tom and his pal Huckleberry Finn don't have to fake their deaths, just pretend to be Zum. And instead of cowboys and indians, Tom practices his fighting skills in a bloodthirsty game of "Us and Zum" – and he always wins.
When vicious, self-aware zombies emerge and threaten the town... how will Tom and Huck win, and live to tell their tale?
With all the comedy, romance, and adventure that readers expect from Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer now becomes a new breed of hero – a grade-A zombie hunter.
A REVIEW OF THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER AND THE UNDEAD