Watch an Animated Version of Roberto Bolaño’s Zombie Story


Remember last month when we rounded up a bunch of fake books from fiction that we wished that we could read? Well, today we have some slightly-related news to report: Our friends over at GalleyCat tipped us off to the fact that Granta has released an animated graphic novel that was inspired by the fictional B-horror movie that the narrator in Roberto Bolaño’s short story, “The Colonel’s Son,” watches on late night TV. How delightfully meta is that? Illustrator Owen Freeman, web developer Eduard Prats Molner, and the literary quarterly’s artistic director, Michael Salu, all collaborated on the project, which features an original score by composer Sorgerune. If you’re feeling brave (and have your headphones on), click here to check it out now!