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The Making of Zombie Wars is Aleksandar Hemon at his hilarious best

Comic-Jewish family kvetching has become a genre in itself — but Hemon’s latest novel raises it to new heights

12 September 2015

9:00 AM

12 September 2015

9:00 AM

The Making of Zombie Wars Aleksandar Hemon

Picador, pp.320, £12.99, ISBN: 9781447295228

In the afterword to this sixth book, Aleksandar Hemon dedicates a word of thanks to his agent for keeping a straight face ‘when I told her I’d written a book she’d known nothing about’. I doubt she kept it for long, because one of the many ways in which The Making of Zombie Wars differs from Hemon’s other work is that it is dreadfully, wrigglingly, antisocially funny: the sort of book that’s difficult to read in public without undignified honks of laughter.

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