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Subject: Is Stacy (the zombie book fan) still here?
Date Posted: 12/7/2007 10:26 AM ET
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I miss your input on good zombie books!!!

Stacy

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 1:15 PM ET
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I'd like to hear what ya got to say too. I love zombie books, post-apocalyptic type stuff. I have found some great books thanks to people here. Like Brian Keene!

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 4:25 PM ET
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You might want to check out www.permutedpress.com  , they are a small independent press that releases zombie novels, and other post-apocaylptic fiction.  It's not really my thing, but I've heard a lot of good things about them.

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 6:25 PM ET
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Hey, Thnx again ....You're becoming my go-to guy for horror!

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 11:02 AM ET
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Thanks for that link Steven:) Hey Sara did you read Swan Song by Robert Maccammon(sp?).No zombies but good post-apocaylptic book!

Stacy

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 12:21 PM ET
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You are both welcome, I like to share the knowledge when I can.

Date Posted: 3/5/2008 2:52 PM ET
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Stacy-Yes I did read Swan Song. Someone turned me on to it after I read Cell. It was alittle long, but I enjoyed it. I was little disappointed with the ending. I tried reading Gone South and Mine by McCammon but couldnt get into them. Have you read any of his other stuff ?

I read The Road, which was ok and The Pesthouse which was alright. I really liked Cell though.

Date Posted: 3/5/2008 3:20 PM ET
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I noticed that Xombies by Walter Greatshell is available here.

www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780425197448-Xombies

It's a good one.

Date Posted: 3/5/2008 4:38 PM ET
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You might want to try The Night Boat by McCammon.  I have read both that and The Wolf's Hour.  The Night Boat is about the salvaging of a sunken U-boat that had decimated a small Caribbean island during WWII, and the Nazis return as zombies and try to do it again.  It was one of his early books, but a good one.  The Wolf's Hour was a WWII novel of a werewolf who becomes an OSS agent to fight the Nazis.  I don't really do the plot justice, but it was quite good as well. 

    Risen by J. Knight was another good zombiesque book (they are similar to The Rising in that they are possessed dead), but for some reason it's vaguely hard to find. 

    If you want another author who wrote zombie novels, check out Hugh B. Cave.  He was born in 1911, and wrote tons of stories for the old pulp magazine, and turned to novels as well, up until his death 4-5 years ago.  Some of his original novels "The Cross on the Drum" for example, true to life stories about Haiti, as he lived there a long part of his life running a coffee plantation.  His later novels are pretty much all fiction, and take place mostly in the Caribbean with strong Voodoo plots.  IIRC, he was one of the first non practitioners to watch some of the more higher level voodoo rites.  I would  recommend "The Evil" and 'The Evil Returns" as two good voodoo novels (Shades of Evil is vaguely the middle book, in that characters from The Evil are mentioned, but it's not really a sequel).  Lucifer's Eye, The Lower Deep, and Disciples of Dread are all good zombie/voodoo novels.  Of course, these are all traditional zombie novels, and not really Romero or Keene zombies, but I'm not sure about your specific tastes.  Be warned that as a classic pulp writer, this isn't high brow horror, but good enjoyable reading.  As i said in another thread, "He's no Greg Gifune"  ;)

 

Also I have heard Xombies was a good one as well, although I haven't read it.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 8:07 AM ET
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I read Gone South too.Though it was OK.I've got MINE on my Shelf along with Bethany's Sin.Seems liek I read a few others of his that I liked but can't for teh life of me think of them!

Stcay

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 8:37 AM ET
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The best McCammon, by far IMO, is Boy's Life. It is, however, a boy's coming of age novel and therefore maybe not so appealing to women--I don't know.

I think I've read everything by McCammon except his latest, Queen of Bedlam. And while I enjoyed them all, Boy's Life is the only one that I think of as great. Stinger was fun, especially if you were a teenager in the 80s because it's full of dated references.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 3:47 PM ET
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I remember seeing Stinger on the shelf at the local "Store 24" convenience store when it came out, and I was thinking "cool cover",  I have it TBR, but I'm not sure when it will get to it.

Date Posted: 3/10/2008 12:39 AM ET
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Free zombie novels here: http://www.brokentype.com/monster/    (Monster Island)

and here: http://www.djmoody.co.uk/Autumn.htm    (Autumn)

Both are fabulous reads.



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Date Posted: 3/10/2008 8:29 AM ET
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Aw man!@ I can't believe I bought Monster Island months ago!! Crud! That's $13 I could havew bought another zombie book with.Amazon has LOTS that I want!!!

Stacy

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 4:01 PM ET
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World War Z is pretty good. A little different than the usual zombie horror books out there.
Date Posted: 3/23/2008 9:17 PM ET
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Abaddon Books publishes some Zombie stuff, under their "Tomes of the Dead" series.  I just wishlisted Death Hulk, because zombies and ships strike me as interesting for some reason.  They also seem to have som post-apocalyptic books as well.  the publisher's site is abaddonbooks.com.  They are in England, so I'm not sure how often the books will turn up here :(

Date Posted: 4/11/2008 6:38 PM ET
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If your into Resident Evil stuff, S.D. Perry wrote 6-7 books based on the series. Pretty good overall.

I just finished Monster Island and I loved it. Can't wait to pick up Monster Nation and Monster Planet.