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:
- “Devour Books, Not People”:A Librarian Picks the Best Zombie Lit (Thanks, Christina!)
- Wikipedia has a list, of course, which is not actually all that great.
- Zombie Novels and Books, an Amazon list.
- The 13 Best Zombie Novels Of All Time
- Ten Best Zombie Books List
- Zombie Books A-Z at the appropriately named Zombie Hub is probably the best and most comprehensive list.
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.