Ok, ok, this is the last zombie post, I promise.

Here are some exmples of my favourite OTT, badass, crazy zombie fiction!

  • The Book of the Dead is a classic collection of short stories that’s well worth reading.
  • Monster Island: A Zombie Novel is the first in a trilogy. It’s one of those trilogies with significantly diminishing returns as it goes on, but the first book is great.
  • The Rising is well done and creepy.
  • Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel by Jonathan Maberry is top notch, the best horror/sf/technothriller I’ve read in a long time.
  • Pet Sematary is one of Stephen King’s best novels, excruciatingly painful and raw.
  • Berserk by Brit Tim Lebbon is a military technothriller vampire zombie apocalypse that reads more like a supernatural novel in a lot of ways

And since I’m a librarian, I thought I’d include a couple of lists of zombie novels:

My next zombie reading adventure will be shambling through the Robert Kirkman graphic novel series, The Walking Dead, which is now up to 12 collections and 73 issues. We have 8 or 9 of the collections scattered around the house already — I just have to get my two sons to find them! The first collection is here.

I also want to get a hold of The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics and read that too.


  1. #1 Jonathan maberry
    July 5, 2010

    John…I’m delighted that PATIENT ZERO made your Best of list, especially in such excellent company.


  2. #2 freemoth
    July 7, 2010

    Not a huge zombie fan but I loved the Walking Dead series! Great story telling and graphics ta boot. Sounds like I have some catching up to do!!

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