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Wallets Full of Blood: Houses On The Moon: 'Zombies Roam An Undead Republic'

category national | arts and media | feature author Thursday February 19, 2009 16:57author by arrimletinrip Report this post to the editors

'Bringing The Blood Back Home'

“An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.” Nancy Mitford

Amidst the collapse of the Irish economy, the inhabitants of a rural hinterland begin to feel the touch of the dead hand of the housing market.

Set in the notorious ghost estates of post 'celtic tiger' Ireland, 'Wallets Full of Blood' features Dennis Hopper as the voice of Brian 'Brains' Ahern.

'Brains' is a developer and a 'big man' in politics. He's also the overseer of a particularly gory property price collapse on 'Fiddler's Green'. He reckons he can clean up as a result of the creeping zombification all around him but his plans take on a zero-sum logic of their own.

To save himself from the killing floor that results, 'Brains' attempts to turn his minions against each other but finds to his horror that control of the vicious cycle of blood and price drops has slipped from his greedy, grasping fingers.

His future (and everyone elses) lies in the cold dead hands of a different kind of market where the proles are making a killing for a change.

Zombies roam an undead republic.

'Bringing The Blood Back Home'
'Bringing The Blood Back Home'


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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Morbid Symptoms     ec    Fri Feb 20, 2009 13:03 
   Be afraid; be very afraid     Blazes Boylan    Fri Feb 20, 2009 16:51 
   gravediggers' toil be long     ec    Fri Feb 20, 2009 21:50 
   Taking The Blood Out of the Dead Republic     ec    Sun Feb 22, 2009 15:14 
   The walking dead     zombie hunter    Sun Feb 22, 2009 19:17 
   US Credit Crisis Explained - best so far     redjade    Mon Feb 23, 2009 18:53 
   Nancy Mitford was a Nazi     Diarmuid    Sat Feb 28, 2009 18:37 
   Nancy Was not a Nazi     ec    Sun Mar 01, 2009 15:00 
   While I'm at it - title sources     ec    Sun Mar 01, 2009 15:16 
 10   more grim correspondences     auditor    Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:06 


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