A lot of the conversations I’ve had lately have had the topic of zombies come up. One recent discussion with coworkers involved debating what actions we would take, given the zombie apocalypse (My vote is to head for the Arctic, others thought staying on the move and raiding small towns… it got heated).
The Walking Dead tv series is possibly one source of zombies on the brain (either that or the Oscars, and thoughts of Joan Rivers). The tv series is based on the graphic novels of the same name, which are definitely worth checking out, and have a depth of storyline to them that isn’t often found in zombie stories.
In fact, there are a lot of books that can be classified as zombie lit, ranging from survival manuals to novels, and a few in between. Here are a few I recommend, with some suggestions from fellow zombie-loving (in the story sense, no necrophilia here) friends.
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I have mentioned Pride & Prejudice & Zombies before… this book will create a whole lot of new Jane Austen fans. Loved it.
World War “Z” comes highly recommended by several of the staff at the bookstore – written as a nonfiction account of the history of the zombie war, the new perspective alone makes it worth checking out. Apparently it is being made into a movie, too.
For those who like mixing reading about the undead with reading about kinky sex (and who doesn’t), the Laurell K. Hamilton’s series is full of zombies, as well as vampires, werewolves, and assorted other creatures of the night. These books are definitely not Twilight (and I’m not just talking about the sex). The stories are pretty dark, and can be downright uncomfortable. But they are almost never bland, at least. This is the cover of the newest one, coming soon:
Anyways, enough from me… have a great zombie read to recommend? Let me know! Also, I’d love to hear what your zombie apocalypse strategy is.