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Subject: What is your favorite Zombie horror?
Date Posted: 5/19/2008 6:04 PM ET
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What is your favorite Zombie horror?

I have recently enjoyed Day by Day Armageddon as well as the Autumn series by Moody as well as the zombie horror books by Keene.

Lauren

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Date Posted: 5/19/2008 9:15 PM ET
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I enjoy Hugh B Cave's Zombie books.  He spent years in Haiti, so his zombies are more of the traditional drugged/controlled humans.  Legion of the Dead isn't his best work, but it's not bad, and The Evil is mostly voodoo, but has some zombies in it.  Cave started in the pulp magazines back in the 30's, and his stuff is always entertaining, even if it is high concept.

 

You might want to take a look at The Night Boat by McCammon, it has zombies from a sunken WWII U-boat.  It started a little slow for me, but then it picked up quick.

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 10:25 PM ET
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I also liked Day by Day Armageddon.  I read Autumn online and enjoyed it too. 

Here are some other zombie novels I've enjoyed:

Twilight of the Dead by Travis Adkins

Plague of the Dead by Z.A. Recht

Dying to Live by Kim Paffenroth

World War Z by Max Brook (so awesome)

The Walking Dead (graphic novel series) by  Robert Kirkman



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Date Posted: 5/20/2008 10:14 AM ET
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World War Z is the best.

Skipp and Spector's Book of the Dead and the follow-up Still Dead have some good stories. As does Skipp's solo threequel Mondo Zombie.

Mark Rogers's novel The Dead seems to have a lot of fans, although I didn't think it was that great.

David Wellington's series Monster Island/Monster Nation/Monster Planet also has fans. But I'm not one of them.

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 10:41 AM ET
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I have been paitently waiting for the release of Autumn:Disintegration by Moody...does anyone know when it will be released.  At least the second book by Recht's Morningstar Strain is out, Thunder and Ashes.

Lauren

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Date Posted: 5/20/2008 2:30 PM ET
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LaurenKG, you have just made me so happy.  I didn't know there was second Mornngstar Strain book out.  I can't wait until payday.

*CB jumps for joy*

 

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 1:32 PM ET
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All those titles are awesome reads although pretty hard to get and/or expensive.  A little on the cheaper side but still as entertaining and easier to obtain is by Brian Keene:

 

The Rising

City of the Dead

Dead Sea

 

gibby

Date Posted: 5/23/2008 9:46 PM ET
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I just started Dead Sea and have to say I loved both The Rising & City of the Dead/

Date Posted: 5/24/2008 1:08 AM ET
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I've never read any of Keene's books.  I've always been hesitant to read them.  I can get easily turned off with zombie stories even though I love them.  For example, I started reading Monster Island, but just couldn't get into it.   Should I give it a try?

Also, just as a note, you can find some pretty good (and horrible) zombie stories at Homepage of the Dead.  The best are the stories by Rob Morganbesser.  He has an awesome series of stories called "Bodysnatchers."  I highly recommend them.  He also has a great story in The Undead: Zombie Anthology.

Date Posted: 5/24/2008 3:37 PM ET
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I have Dead sea but have not read it yet.  I like Keene period.  I have Monster Island but have not read it yet and when I do, it will be my first read from Wellington so I hope I like it..  Gotta check out the Homepage of the Dead.  Long live Zombies!

Date Posted: 5/24/2008 5:19 PM ET
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Yup, like others I really liked Brian Keene's zombie horror books. Ditto for World War Z. I liked Blood Crazy by Simon Clark as well.
Date Posted: 6/23/2008 8:48 AM ET
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I just decided to get rid of my zombie novel collection.  I've posted them all.  Most are on wish lists, but a few are not.  If you are interested in zombies, check out the zombie novels on my list.

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 11:59 AM ET
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How could I forget Clark's Blood Crazy.  I really liked that one and remember thinking it would make a great movie.

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 3:18 PM ET
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also the zombie survival guide by max brooks rocks.i have  read brian keene's books and the unded anthology, i have flesh feast which is in the undead anthology series on my tbr pile. i love zombie books. if anyone has any to get rid of besides wellington and keene please pm me.

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 4:02 PM ET
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Sherry, checkout  zombiebooklist.com for a list and descriptions of zombie books.  That should give you a good group to start looking for on PBS!!

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 4:55 PM ET
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When it rains it pours!  I just received:

Tomes of the Dead: Death Hulk by matthew sprange

Tomes of the Dead: the Words of their roaring by Matthew Smith

Down the Road: A zombie horror stor by Bowie Ibarra

The Undead vol 3 Flesh Feast

Date Posted: 7/2/2008 7:32 AM ET
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Brian Keene is up there with Stephen King and Clive Barker.  Excellent horror in general, zombies or not.

I'm working my way through Moody's Autumn series right now, and I pick up the TPB editions of The Walking Dead as they come out.  Permuted Press (www.permutedpress.com) comes out with a great assortment of zombie lit.

Date Posted: 7/4/2008 1:02 AM ET
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"I've never read any of Keene's books.  I've always been hesitant to read them.  I can get easily turned off with zombie stories even though I love them.  For example, I started reading Monster Island, but just couldn't get into it.   Should I give it a try?"

Karen, you definitely should try Keene. I've recently finished 'The Rising' and liked it very much. I immediately picked up the second book 'City of the dead' because it is the continuation.Keene's approach to the why and how it happened is clever and gives the whole zombie-plot a new twist. Especially because this time it isn't a disease that caused a rising of the dead.

I have a detailed review on my blog. http://sleepysbook-talk.blogspot.com/2008/07/brian-keene-rising.html

There is also one of 'Thunder And Ashes'. :-)


Date Posted: 7/7/2008 5:34 PM ET
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I read The Rising and City of the Dead, but they're not my favorites.  I'm reading Keene's Dead Sea right now, though, and I'm loving it.

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 12:36 AM ET
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I finished Dead Sea and loved it.  Now that is a world in which humanity is totally screwed.  It doesn't just have human zombies, the animals are effected as well.  It was awesome.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 3:16 PM ET
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I really like Brian Keenes zombie books too.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 4:54 PM ET
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The Rising: Selected Scenes From the End of the World is out in pb now, a number of (I think 32, but don't remember) of short stories (3-4 pages) detailing each day of The Rising, from the 1st zombie to the end of the planet, in the days following City of the Dead.  The 32? stories were each based on the lives of fans that had paid to have themselves written into the Rising storyline.  It wraps things up for that Earth, but opens other doorways, and I believe that it is the 1st major appearance of the Labyrinth.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 9:38 PM ET
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Steve --Thanks for the heads up on the new Keene The Rising book....

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 2:26 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/3/2008 1:34 PM ET
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I just finished the Monster Nation Trilogy -- It was okay.

I really liked Dead Sea, and I am waiting on tons of different zombie wishlist books... I wish that they weren't so popular!

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