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Writer Jamie Iredell On The Book That Got Zombies Right

Oct 5, 2015

Jamie Iredell’s latest book, "Last Mass," is a memoir that juxtaposes his own Catholic upbringing in California with that state's troubled colonial history.

Iredell is known for writing that's often self-aware and humorous in the way it plays with genre and form. So we thought it would be interesting to have him tell us a story about one of his favorite reads.  

His choice? A book he says he’s probably read more times than any other, except "Huckleberry Finn." It's Stephen King's "Pet Sematary."

Iredell's story, which you can hear above, involves a mountain cabin deep in the woods, a snowstorm and a young boy reading by firelight.