By Owen Quinn author of the Time Warriors and Zombie Blues
Book extract: ‘You’ve heard people talk about a soulful voice, right? Well, until I heard Papa Matt I never knew what that meant. He was right up there with Nat King Cole for effortless singing. Unlike many of the ‘singers’ today who use voice enhancers and all that jazz, Papa’s voice simply was flawless. Those tunes came from his mouth were as effortless as breathing. His vocals were part of his D.N.A. Indeed, mom said it was a reflection of his very soul.’
In a zombie apocalypse we would lose so much as a species. Sound attracts the undead so we would have to be on constant stealth mode to avoid attracting them. I have to say one of my favourite nights out is a karaoke night or a pub where you can have a good sing song. Singing brings so much positive energy to us and makes us feel great so the loss of that would be one of the greatest tragedies for us as a species.
in Song of the Zombie we meet Marcus Benning living in the Bronx. it is a busy house with all his family under one roof. It focuses on Marcus and his grandfather Papa Matt who can sing like an angel. They get so far as making the finals of America’s Got Talent but it is a life filled with song even amid the sadness and tragedy. It’s the bond between grandfather and grandson that is the heart of this story. We get to see what music means to this family and the joy it brings them. It’s also a story of hope as Marcus finds a harmony even when undead.
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