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Freddy wanted me to do my Flesh-Eating Zombie thing, but after Lorna's declaration, it was beyond me.
What does "Flesh-Eating Zombie thing" mean? It means the work that the narrator is going to do?-----
Upstairs, in my office, lists were waiting – lists of lists – oh, Jesus, the paperwork ahead! I couldn't face it, and ran around the side of the house, down the garden and into the shed.
But I think Freddie wouldn't mean something like this because he is a little child and he can't understand the things his dad is doing.
Or it means he wants his dad (the narrator) to play the game named "plants VS Flesh-Eating Zombie"?...
The context is :
My wife strapped in Freddy, shut the door and turned towards me."I have a 10 o'clock meeting with Patrick Beeman. To discuss what needs to be done." I suppose I nodded. Freddy wanted me to do my Flesh-Eating Zombie thing, but after Lorna's declaration, it was beyond me. She said something else that I heard but didn't really hear, climbed into the car and drove off.
Excerpted from David Mitchell's novel "The Massive Rat"