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Subject: im looking for a good zombie book.help?
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 7:32 PM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2008
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anyone know of any,i would like it to be kind of long to.i dont really like short books,but i'll give some a try



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Date Posted: 9/16/2008 8:57 AM ET
Member Since: 3/21/2007
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Timothy ~ I enjoyed Brian Keene's The Rising which is followed up by City of the Dead.  I don't believe they were long books but they were very good. ~ Rebecca

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 12:27 PM ET
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I have to second that.  If you like night of the living dead kind of stories.  Those are great books.  Brian Keene takes it to another level.  You do have to read both- the rising ends in the middle of the story.

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 1:06 PM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2007
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I third that. You cant go wrong with Keenes zombie work.  I wish he would release more !!!!

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 1:11 PM ET
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I agree with everyone else about Brian Keene, but don't forget to add Dead Sea to that list.

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 3:56 PM ET
Member Since: 2/18/2006
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Plague of the Dead by Z.A. Recht. Best zombie book I've read. The second one, Thunder and Ashes, was just as good. I can't wait till the 3rd installment!!!

Christa:)

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 12:06 PM ET
Member Since: 10/15/2007
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The Rising was meant to be a stand alone book.  Keene thought that the ending was implied enough that readers would make the jump that he wanted them to.  Readers complained, The Rising was a hit, and we had a sequel.  Other than The Rising: Selected Scenes at the End of the World, that story is done.

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 7:33 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2007
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Don't know if this is the kind of zombie book you're looking for, but World War Z by Max Brooks is outstanding.

Date Posted: 9/19/2008 10:44 AM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2006
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Absolutely! WWZ is an amazing book. The audio book is outstanding as well as they get different people to play each person that tells their part of the story. And you should also get Max Brooks' Zombie Surival Guide if you don't have that yet ;)

Xombies was pretty good, the ending was a little different for me but the start was great zombie madness.

You probably won't get them here but there was a trilogy of zombie anthologies put out: Book of All Flesh, More Flesh(!) and Final Flesh.

Day by Day Armageddon is a good indie book. It's told as a soldier's journal. 

Date Posted: 9/24/2008 6:29 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2007
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try checking out dennis dufour.  his stories have a nice little twist and are extremely quick to read through!

Date Posted: 9/30/2008 6:03 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2008
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No one has suggested David Wellington's Monster Island trilogy.  That one is fantastic along with Keene's The Rising, City of the Dead, and Dead Sea.

Date Posted: 11/11/2008 5:47 PM ET
Member Since: 6/2/2008
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Empire by Dave Dunwoody is an interesting spin on the zombie genre with the gream reaper thrown in the mix. I have it in my TBR pile.

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 3:27 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2007
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Another vote for World War Z, its amazing!

Date Posted: 12/24/2008 12:27 AM ET
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