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Frail Paperback – 13 Sep 2012

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A new and unique take on zombies (Ilona Andrews)

A thoughtful, poignant, and frightening book about the undead (Laurell K. Hamilton)

A nail-bitingly good Zombie romp . . . a cut above the rest (Amber Benson, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

About the Author

Joan Frances Turner was born in Rhode Island and grew up in the Calumet region of northwest Indiana. A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, she lives near the Indiana Dunes with her family and a garden full of spring onions and tiger lilies, weather permitting. She is author of Dust, which is also published by Penguin. Find Joan Frances at

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5.0 out of 5 stars Outrageously Great Book! 27 Aug. 2012
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As a college screenwriting instructor, I've never been a huge fan of Zombie stories, mostly because I find them silly and unrealistic. However, I was recommended "Frail" by a friend and was completely blown away. Ms. Turner's premise of zombies and how they come about seems very plausible. The zombie genre has definitely taken a huge leap forward. If Hollywood isn't all over these stories, I want to write the screenplay and get it produced!

Another reviewer wrote "Joan Turner does for Zombies what Anne Rice did for Vampires." I couldn't have said it better myself! These are not your usual "zombie" stories.

In Ms. Turner's first book, "Dust", the story is told by a young woman who becomes a zombie. The book is both heart-breaking and totally riveting. In "Frail" (The author's next book on zombies), the protagonist is a human who must live through a frightening new world where human life is short and dangerous. The discoveries the protagonists make in both books begs the question of what it is that makes us "Human." (There are good zombies and bad zombies.) The characters in both books are extremely well-developed. They have flaws as well as strengths, which makes them interesting and realistic.

I truly enjoyed both books and am hoping there's a sequel to "Frail."

If you haven't read either book, you are in for a treat.
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Never realized there was another novel to Dust. I loved reading it and couldn't put it down the whole time I was reading it. Although I felt the same thing from the last novel happening, sometimes the descriptions were not clear but that could be due to my own understanding of the situation. I liked the twist of this book and I just bought the third.
4.0 out of 5 stars Sequel to Dust 7 Aug. 2016
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Continuation of Dust, which was awesome.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you liked Dust.. 3 April 2014
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A brave sequel ....I think people just wanted her to write Dust again...instead she tells her sisters story..immune to the virus and human in a world were the majority of humanity is dead or worse..A great sequel
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 16 Dec. 2014
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Excellent book
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