It’s been popular ever since then, it’s rise running parallel with societies’ interest in the living dead. This is a book written by the first-hand survivors of the upcoming zombie apocalypse, and it gives the reader a narrative that’s not only entertaining but also charged with emotion.
Many people encapsulate the essence of this book by referring to it as somewhat of an emotional rollercoaster that takes the reader up to the brink. This book examines the emotional upheaval that’s caused by a fictional zombie apocalypse, a journey that started in China and moves all over the globe.
In our opinion, although we felt it was a little longer than it should’ve been, it still told a story that had a great emotional punch to it. Anyone who hasn’t read this book and considers themselves to be a fan of zombie horror is going to want to rectify that situation as soon as possible.
Mike Carey is an acclaimed writer that’s known not only for his adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Never where but is also known for writing the screenplay, Frost Flowers. This book is a twist on the traditional zombie fare and will leave the reader’s expectations laid as bare as if it were ripped out of their body by a pair of gnarling teeth.
Although this book does start a little slow, it begins to build up a head of steam as it moves along. All of this makes this a book for not only fans of the zombie genre, but for anyone who enjoys a good story.
Sure, he does engage in the occasional bit of cannibalism, but he’s also riding around escalators, and listening to music in his impromptu home–a 747 plane. The story then takes a subtle shift as he meets a girl, a survivor of the zombie apocalypse, who he can’t get out of his undead mind.
Now we’re sure we’re going to get some flack for putting Stephen King, the master of horror and suspense, so far down on our list of zombie books, but we had to. In our opinion, it starts as one of the fastest developing zombie stories we’ve ever read.
It hits the reader directly between the eyes and then never takes its foot off the gas pedal. Although this revelation may make some zombie genre fans skip over this book, they might not want to be so quick to do so.
That’s because this book contains zombie stories collected by some of the most remarkable authors in the horror genre. Some writers of these stories include Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Joe R. Lawndale, George R.R.
It contains some great stories that include Home Delivery; Sex, Death And Star shine, and Everything Is Better With Zombies. Anyone who thinks zombie books are all about action, explosions, and gore is probably going to need to reevaluate their assessment of the genre after they read this book.
That’s because this is a haunting, dark and beautiful story that keeps the reader glued to the page and has them wondering why it ended so soon. It’s a quick read that’s punctuated with imagery that the reader won’t find in any other story.
This book is told by a 15-year-old girl known as Temple who recounts the fall of human civilization and lays bare the completely savage nature of mankind. If we are to speak honestly here, we have to say that this book wasn’t even on our radar until we held a physical copy of it in our hands.
We generally like to think of ourselves as horror and zombie aficionados, so we found it very curious that this book wouldn’t even end up on our radar. We daringly thought that perhaps we hadn’t heard about it was because it wasn’t a good book, but we couldn’t have been more wrong.
We won’t spoil the book any further, but we will say that all things considered, we thought that it was a wonderful story and one that’s worth reading. Anyone tired of the kinder, friendlier zombies of the modern age, will want to take a look at this much darker book.
World War Z (the novel) manages to scare readers with its plausibility, as it sounds like a zombie apocalypse that could actually happen. It revolves around protagonist Zed Zane who finds his mother dead on the living room floor where his combined stepdad looks on with crazy eyes and a rabid blood-lust.
Sale Monster Island by David Wellington takes place just a month after the zombie apocalypse begins where just a few pockets of humanity remain. Its brutality and unforgiving nature, pitting mankind against seemingly impossible odds are an ode to I Am Legend (the novel, not the movie, although that was also good).
The story pairs a military man with an army of schoolgirls in an effort to find medical supplies in a zombie -infested New York City. Check out The Rising by Brian Keen, a story revolving around a father (and a few new friends) fighting his way across post-apocalyptic zombie -infested lands in search of his young son.
The Rising is a tale of perseverance when faced with impossible odds, and it delves deeply into what a man would do to find his lost child. The first novel of Mira Grant’s Newsflash Trilogy, Feed, is the best in the series, and it has an interesting premise where cancer has been cured…but replaced with a bloodthirsty hunger for those who have been cured.
20 years following the outbreak, a couple of journalists aim to uncover the dark conspiracy at the root of the disease. The idea is that Feed, Deadline, and Blackout are supposed to (and do) have parallels with the real world we live in now, and that’s part of what makes them electrifying.
Essentially, all you really need to know about The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan is that it’s like M. Night Shaman’s The Village, except what’s beyond the fence is actually freight-inducing. In Devil’s Wake, an alien race attempts to bring Earth’s civilization crumbling to its knees by using a zombie plague.
The story follows a group who must venture a thousand miles in an old school bus while battling hordes of zombies, raiders, and each other. The book is set at the height of a zombie outbreak and follows six students who take to the local high school for shelter.
While the ravenous undead pound on the windows and doors to get inside, the six individuals fight for survival within the school’s walls. The plague that creates this novel’s zed problem is the quickest-moving diseases we’ve seen yet, with 99% of the world’s population being wiped out in just 24 hours.
It follows a small group of survivors who find themselves battling against the endless wave of the undead. Here are 5 of the bestzombiebooks to come out recently, so if you are looking for a good book to read and want it to be about zombies, then this list is a great place to start.
Stumbling across a seemingly senseless act of destruction wrought on something near and dear to her, Raven follows the trail of clues left behind. A trail whose terminus offers up a revelation that suggests the life of a Very Important Person may hang in the balance.
They’re not undead; they’re just angry … The Datamyne meditation app has revolutionized the world, making people smarter, happier, and more productive. But a programming glitch in the final update causes billions of users to experience uncontrollable rage and aggression.
Nick, an ordinary high school senior in Fairbanks Alaska, is suddenly thrust into this life or death arena. He and his brother must escape the zombie -like hordes of blood-thirsty maniacs and seek refuge north of the arctic circle.
Millions of people from desperate teens, to pop stars, to brides and successful businessmen are attracted to the cure for fat. The lucky ones became mindless beasts, looking for their next taste of human flesh, the hunger taking over everything they were until they exist purely to feed.
In the South East of England, a Police officer, soldier, executive and IT geek are amongst those trying to make their way in the new dead world. With fears of contracting the H1N1 virus running rampant throughout the country, people lined up in droves to try an attain one of the coveted vaccines.
In 1982, he visited Haiti to see if he could learn the secret of the zombie powder” that local sorcerers, known as boors, allegedly used to reanimate the dead. As told in his 1985 book, The Serpent and the Rainbow (a scholarly version, Passage of Darkness: The Ethnology of the Haitian Zombie, appeared later), Davis had little to go on but some tantalizing stories and a few contacts.
The boor would spread zombie powder on the threshold of the home of the victim, where he would absorb it through his feet. After falling into a deathlike trance the victim would be buried then later summoned from the grave by the boor, who would exploit the zombie as a slave.
Davis tells of providing samples of zombie powder to pathologist Leon Robin, who tested them on rats. Key and Takes hi Sumoto, tested two of his samples and found they contained only a minute amount of it, too little to have any pharmacological effect.
According to an account of the controversy in the journal Science, Davis himself fed zombie powder to rats without result, a fact not cited in his books. They concluded that “mistaken identification of a wandering, mentally ill stranger by bereaved relatives is the most likely explanation” of zombies.