Discussion in 'Literature' started by HotRoderX, Aug 25, 2012.
Just looking for some suggestions on Zombie Novels that are pretty good.
I haven't read it yet (still finishing up something else) but I, Zombie by Hugh Howey will be next up for me and looks really good. I've read most of what Hugh's written (his Wool series was especially good IMO), and he's a really great up-and-coming writer. Plus, how can you go wrong for the Kindle price of $4.99?
I,Zombie: Hugh Howey: 9781477401293: Amazon.com: Books
Sorry, too lazy to link, you'll have too look these up on your own.
World War Z- Max Brooks
The Loving Dead-Amelia Beamer
The Reapers are the Angels-Alden Bell
Not exactly a novel, but -The Zombie Survival Guide-Max Brooks
My wife's dad got her this one, she seemed to really like it.
Amazon.com: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! (9781594743344): Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith: Books
Sorry I hadnt posted back sooner got I, Zombie its a mega twist on the typical zombie novel.
Dread I seen that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies book show up in a few different list as being a really good book might have to check that one out also.
GMash I read World War Z several times extremely good book. I tend to read it around October for Halloween for some reason.
The cell was also a amazing zombie book highly recommend it to anyone that's a King fan.
The other ones I will have to check out. Keep the good idea's coming guys I am sure others are interested also.
I'd also recommend anything by Kim Paffenroth. In particular Dying to Live and Valley of the Dead.
Disclaimer: Kim's an acquaintance of mine, but imo writes some of the more interesting Zombie stuff today.
Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Linqvist. Good book, not your typical Zombie book, but along the lines of his other works.
Patient Zero is a pretty good zombie twist novel, not sure if I'm spelling it correctly but the author is Jonathan Maberry. Its the first book in a series of books called the Joe Ledger series, I've enjoyed the entire series so far.
Chapter 1 - Leads up to the inevitable lab accident we all know is coming; the back story and the like. Perhaps a secret experiment gone wrong or according to plan. The mystery is ever fully revealed until you purchase books 2 and three of the three book trilogy
Chapter 1.5 - Something escapes the lab, either by design or accident
Chapter 2-3 - People begin to die, panic ensues, and death spreads across the planet
Chapter 3.5 - The dead begin to arise. Well, Duh!
Chapter 4, 5 and 6 - People unaffected begin to find each other and band together. One hears about a possible cure, but they require a few chapters to find it. No cure; one member in the group is secret government plant or is after the buxom female hero
Chapter 7 - Many zombie battles and some people are eaten and they also arise. The bad guys within the group are slowly revealed. Or is he? We must wait for the next book
Chapter 8 - The band of fighters begin to look for the source of the cryptic TV or radio broadcast they are hearing. They keep seeing REDRUM on the walls so they follow the signs
Chapter 9 - More death, a few fights with unaffected bad and evil doers and the required love scene. Perhaps a love triangle
Chapter 10 - Minor resolution, but the writer leaves it open for the sequels to fulfill his or her contract with the publisher
Chapter 11 - The writer is attacked by zombies. Bet you did not see that one coming. No, wait . . . the reader is attacked by zombies. It is what you call a twist on a twist. No wait, they are at my door and one is inside with me, eating my foot. Got you again, your classic quadruple twist.
There you go . . I saved you all that time reading poorly written zombie books; that is to say, any zombie book.
They are all the same: Problem arises, ensuing action, lots of death, some quest to find salvation and the truth and sequels.
I may be a little (or a lot) biased, but there are quite a few people who have liked "Area 187; Almost Hell". Area 187 - Almost Hell: Eric Lowther: Amazon.com: Kindle Store There are quite a few good reviews on it, so don't take my word for it.
You may want to check out Tony Faville and his "Kings of the Dead", written in journal style, if you like the classic approach Kings of the Dead (Revised and Expanded): Tony Faville, Permuted Press: Amazon.com: Kindle Store and if you want a novella that's a little different (think detective noire plus some zombies), check out his "Avery Nolan; Private Dick of the Dead" Avery Nolan: Private Dick of the Dead: Tony E Faville, Felicia Tiller-Sullivan, Robert Elrod: 9781463631970: Amazon.com: Books
I can also recommend Robert R Best's "Memorial" trilogy. Check them out at Amazon.com: robert r best: Books , and if you want som futuristic apocalypse, check out Jake Bible's "Apex" trilogy (Dead Mech, The Americans, Metal and Ash) http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...-keywords=jake+bible&rh=n:283155,k:jake+bible
Hope this helps
I haven't read a heck of a lot of zombie fiction (WWZ, the Walking Dead comics...yes) as it isn't my favorite genre but one I have read and really enjoyed was Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory. It looks like it might be comparable to I, Zombie. It tells the story from the zombie's point of view and was really poignant in parts and well written overall. Zombies are just people after all
Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
I have Howey's Wool Omnibus ebook version waiting to be read. I really should get to it soon, it gets really good reviews. If I read another zombie book, I'll have to check out I, Zombie as well.
world war z is great.
I really liked The Walking Dead comics. Looking forward to reading World War Z. I, Zombie wasn't to bad.