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By Lucius Shepard | Comments: ( 378 ) | Date: ( Jun 18, 2019 )

The most original zombie novel ever written A carnival worker dead of alcohol poisoning, Donnell Harrison has been reborn with new memories and a profound literary talent To reconnect him to the world and make him pliant, the reanimation team employs Jocundra Verret, a therapist who has gained the trust of numerous subjects, but when Donnell finds his latent power to conThe most original zombie novel ever written A carnival worker dead of alcohol poisoning, Donnell Harrison has been reborn with new memories and a profound literary talent To reconnect him to the world and make him pliant, the reanimation team employs Jocundra Verret, a therapist who has gained the trust of numerous subjects, but when Donnell finds his latent power to control energy, Jocundra shares his doubts about the scientists goals Together they flee on a quest to discover Donnell s true origins and potential, and ultimately to confront evil at the heart of a fabulous bayou dynasty, where Donnell must restore order among strange and brutal alternate worlds.


  • Title: Green Eyes
  • Author: Lucius Shepard
  • ISBN: 9780752816135
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Lucius Shepard

Brief biographies are, like history texts, too organized to be other than orderly misrepresentations of the truth So when it s written that Lucius Shepard was born in August of 1947 to Lucy and William Shepard in Lynchburg, Virginia, and raised thereafter in Daytona Beach, Florida, it provides a statistical hit and gives you nothing of the difficult childhood from which he frequently attempted to escape, eventually succeeding at the age of fifteen, when he traveled to Ireland aboard a freighter and thereafter spent several years in Europe, North Africa, and Asia, working in a cigarette factory in Germany, in the black market of Cairo s Khan al Khalili bazaar, as a night club bouncer in Spain, and in numerous other countries at numerous other occupations On returning to the United States, Shepard entered the University of North Carolina, where for one semester he served as the co editor of the Carolina Quarterly Either he did not feel challenged by the curriculum, or else he found other pursuits challenging Whichever the case, he dropped out several times and traveled to Spain, Southeast Asia at a time when tourism there was generally discouraged , and South and Central America He ended his academic career as a tenth semester sopho with a heightened political sensibility, a fairly extensive knowledge of Latin American culture and some pleasant memories.Toward the beginning of his stay at the university, Shepard met Joy Wolf, a fellow student, and they were married, a union that eventually produced one son, Gullivar, now an architect in New York City While traveling cross country to California, they had their car break down in Detroit and were forced to take jobs in order to pay for repairs As fortune would have it, Shepard joined a band, and passed the better part of the 1970s playing rock and roll in the Midwest When an opportunity presented itself, usually in the form of a band break up, he would revisit Central America, developing a particular affection for the people of Honduras He intermittently took odd jobs, working as a janitor, a laborer, a sealer of driveways, and, in a nearly soul destroying few months, a correspondent for Blue Cross Blue Shield, a position that compelled him to call the infirm and the terminally ill to inform them they had misfiled certain forms and so were being denied their benefits.In 1980 Shepard attended the Clarion Writers Workshop at Michigan State University and thereafter embarked upon a writing career He sold his first story, Black Coral, in 1981 to New Dimensions, an anthology edited by Marta Randall During a prolonged trip to Central America, covering a period from 1981 1982, he worked as a freelance journalist focusing on the civil war in El Salvador Since that time he has mainly devoted himself to the writing of fiction His novels and stories have earned numerous awards in both the genre and the mainstream.



Comments Green Eyes

  • Jim

    I recently found this book again after 30 years. The first time I read it was about the time my youngest boy was born, 1984. I bought several new paperbacks by Ace. They were some sort of special edition & looked pretty cool together with great teasers. One was Neuromancer by William Gibson & this was the other that I still remember. Somewhere along the way I lost this one, though. It's great to get another chance to read it.Well, I see why Neuromancer survived the purges of the past 3 d [...]


  • Adam

    Shepard shows incredible talent even on his first novel. Matching Robert Stone’s terrific dialogue and ability to make any situation pregnant with threat and meaning, a metatextual weaving in of a Jack Vance grotesque fantasy, and main story involving zombies, science, magic, a bizarre labyrinth of a house(almost as weird as the castle in The Golden), voodoo, and sense overloading description of Louisiana bayou country. There are fully formed characters that will linger in your brain, unbeatab [...]


  • Dfordoom

    If you’re the kind of person who likes a good zombie love story (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) then I highly recommend Lucius Shepard’s novel Green Eyes. These are definitely not the kind of zombies you find in most horror movies. This is a story with a definite science fiction slant to it. It’s very emphatically not a gorefest. As always with Lucius Shepard it’s beautifully written, highly original, intelligent and very entertaining. Not his best book, but it was first novel and [...]


  • DoctorM

    Well, it's the first (and maybe only, ever) Lacanian zombie biopunk Louisiana bayou love story. Well written, eerie and melancholy more than terrifying, and, wella Lacanian zombie tale. (And, no, there's no brain-eating least in the usual way) Isn't that enough to make you want to read this?


  • the gift

    i had not put this on! i read this when it came out, so thirty-three years ago review by memory: really liked the first half, really disappointed in the second half, that is, the strange half-life and titular green eyes is absorbing in a surreal way, could have been the book in itself but then he created an entire other world to make it make sense i preferred it to remain unexplained and weird. oh well


  • Fred

    Hmmmm. This is a very interesting work, one of the few that transcends the dialectic of traditional narrative and post/modern experimentalism. If this actually were a "zombie" novel it would be the best one ever written, but the zombie conceit is incidental to the work, used as a wedge with which to introduce the Louisiana milieu in all of its miscegenated glory.This would be a nice companion piece, although far superior, to the Angel Heart film of Mickey Rourke. It depicts a world of faith heal [...]


  • Ubik

    I didn't finish it. It's extremely rare that I don't at least get through a book even if I didn't like it all that well, but this never held my interest and then got really annoying really fast. What's interesting is that when I got to the carnival scene I realized I was reading Stranger in a Strange Land again and the last book I didn't finish was Farnham's Freehold -- another book that features shallow characters, muddled motivations, great plot that draws you in only to be left as background [...]


  • Tomislav

    A reclusive research project is experimenting with a strain of bacteria that re-animates the recently dead. Each zombie is assigned a therapist, who is encouraged to use subtle sexual attraction to manipulate their subject to normal functionality. But zombie Donnell Harrison and his therapist Jocundra, disgusted by the behaviors of the sleazy researchers, slowly acknowledge the growth of a real relationship and escape to the nearby Louisiana bayou country. I don't read much horror, and am not su [...]


  • Mike

    Green Eyes was originally published in 1984 as part of Ace Books landmark "New Science Fiction Specials" series. The series consisted of first novels by a group of up-and-coming new novelists. I feel like Green Eyes was a good try on Shepard's part, but flawed in execution.Green Eyes' premise is quite strong that a somewhat shady group of researchers has isolated a strain of bacteria that will colonize a human corpse and reanimate it, producing "zombies." Most never regain full consciousness, an [...]


  • Ben Thurley

    There's no way to write a review of this novel – Lucius Shepard's first – which don't make it sound silly. Which it isn't. Entirely.Sure, the story begins in a secret lab in Louisiana's bayou country, with the recently deceased being restored to life, only to be manipulated (to who knows what end?) through strange therapies of obsession and attraction. And when one of the "zombies", Harrison Donnell, along with his therapist, Jocundra Verrett, breaks out of the facility, the story fractures [...]


  • Noah M.

    Lucius Shepard has a real problem with length. Once his works get over about 70 pages he tends to just lapse in to meaningless and rich descriptions of settings and internal mental states In Green Eyes, the first 150 pages or so was a nicely told, richly written gothic tale of zombies, true love, and going all Bonnie & Clyde in Louisiana.Sadly, once we need to start moving in to a third act we just fall off the deep endturns out, the green bacteria that brought him back to life are channelin [...]


  • Gerry Watt

    This book started so well with a plot that seemed right up my street. Scientists and psychologists of questionable morality and integrity are reanimating the dead and discovering the Z-words have memories of past lives they never had and may have precognitive or other enhanced brain functions as a result of the reanimation process. This is all accompanied by the promise of Bad Things on the horizon.This all goes to pot once one of the Zs decides to escape the project and the whole thing veers al [...]


  • Hester

    I think I would have liked this more if I had not already read "A Handbook of American Prayer." Both characters are about ambiguous poets with near divine powers with a beautiful woman in their lives who is deeply connected to a regional culture in a warm part of the United States. Green Eyes, however, is Shepard's first book and is not as well written as the novel he wrote twenty years later.The first half of the book was fun; the last couple chapters were a slog.


  • Tracey

    I think it was AuntiePam who called this "a zombie love story" - got a bit complicated at the end, but was a good read. It didn't knock my socks off, but it kept my attention. Stephen King fans might enjoy this.


  • Elaine

    Another reread from 1984. Definitely a good one, thought-provoking and different, and I liked the ending.


  • Freder

    Once again a great concept and a smashing opening section founders in the back stretch.


  • Velvetink

    Zombies.*note to self. Copy from A.


  • Michael

    read this one day while laying in bed sick. don't really remember it to be honest with you.


  • Thomas Baughman

    Genre-fiction, but well worth reading. Shepard can flat-out write.


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