Zombie lit recommendations
Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:27 AM
How about a few recommendations. I've gotten some ideas from goodreads, but I trust y'all more than just the random folks that hand out 5-star ratings like candy.
So how about it? Where's a good place to start?
Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:54 AM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:27 AM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:05 PM
Also read The Passage if you haven't already. Not zombie apocalypse, and arguably quite similar to I Am Legend, but same broad genre of apocalypse. Excellent book, one of the best books published in 2010 in any genre IMO. Plus it's sequel comes out in October. It's by Justin Cronin.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:37 PM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:16 PM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:47 AM
Try http://www.amazon.co...39141201&sr=8-1 my book Archetype, only available for Kindle download. It has two reviews so far, both seem to like it--and one of them is a poster around here!
It is bad ass zomberie in my humble opinion.
If I had a Kindle, I would totally buy that and check it out - especially at that price point. But, I'm a Nook person. Does Barnes & Noble not allow for self-publishing?
Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:30 AM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:30 PM
There were a couple of pretty good zombie novels by Brian Keene, I don't recall the titles right offhand but I liked them quite a bit. The Rising might have been the first one. They are written in a very contemporary horror style so YMMV.
Keene rubbed me the wrong way. He wrote The Rising and meant it to be a standalone, but then because his fans bugged him so much about a sequel he wrote one that was just a massive turd sandwich (zombie cockroaches??). And unfortunately, I read the sequel first without realizing it was a sequel. Couldn't get into the first one after that.
Feed was fun, and a nice new take on the zombie apocalypse approach, but the plot left a lot to be desired (cartoon bad guys for the lose!) as did the swiss-cheese-like setup which really strained credibility. Saintly pro-gay-rights pro-choice pro-environment-protection anti-corporation Republican Primary candidate with a shot at prez? All news provided by bloggers who fund themselves by T-shirt sales? The walking corpses are probably the most plausible thing in the book....
I agree, and this was the book I first thought of when I saw this thread. It's fun while being pretty bad. Apparently it also has two sequels, though I haven't been inclined to seek them out.
Edited by awesome possum, 29 August 2012 - 12:30 PM.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:27 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:38 PM
One thing I have ran into while looking into the Zombie lit subgenre is that most of it appears to be YA books. I'd prefer to avoid those, if possible.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:04 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:06 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:09 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:19 PM
This Dark Earth by John Horner Jacobs is supposed to be excellent. I haven't read it, but I did read his Southern Gods which was great.
Curious if anyone read Zone One, which was supposed to be the "literary" zombie novel?
After checking these books out on goodreads, I am really glad I decided to bump this. They both seem to be just what I'm looking for and are going on my tbr list.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:18 PM
Craig DiLouie has several other zombie and apocalypse books but I haven't read them.
I'll also plug Day-by-Day Apocalypse again. I reread it after my post above and it held up to a reread, so I feel happy in my recommendation.
Another author with supposedly excellent books (I haven't read them) is ZA Recht. He (along with diLouie and JL Bourne of DBDA) is published by Permuted Press. Unfortunately Recht died recently, so there won't be any more books, but his Morningstar zombie trilogy was completed already.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:23 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:43 PM
The first chapter is much different then the rest of the book.
I bought The Passage when it came out, only read chapter 1, and never touched on it. Guess I will start tomorrow, since everyone keeps mentioning it.
I will admit it is a hard book to read but worth it. Two things that I like - the mythological/Biblical/historical aspect on how the events are looked on from the future, and the scary, realistic thought processes of "broken" people in the series, like the author was inside their head.
Even in the first chapter, on the first page, the author describes the protagonist in a religious historical way.
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