Posts Categorized: Book Reviews

Zombie Book Review: Dead Frozen

One of the things I really like about the zombie genre is how versatile it is. Naturally, most zombie stories are going to start with horror at their base, although exceptions certainly exist. That said, writers build on the foundation of horror in all sorts of interesting ways. Over the years, I’d read zombie war… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: End Time

Reading through End Time, I began to wonder whether the author, Daniel Greene, happened to be a fan of George R.R. Martin. I suspected this because the book uses a lot of Martin’s storytelling techniques, and largely to good effect.When I finished the book, I wasn’t surprised to see Martin’s name among the writer’s influences… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: Gomers

At first blush, Gomers is a pretty strange name for a zombie survival book, but it is explained in the context of the book in what I think is a fairly clever way. Like many zombie stories, characters are hesitant to refer to the undead as zombies. In this case, several characters discuss the best… Read more »

Book Review: The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the best action movies I’ve seen in a hell of a long time. I’d hold it up with Die Hard,┬áThe Terminator, and Aliens as one of the best in the history of the genre. Making this incredible film even more interesting is its long and storied journey to… Read more »

Book Review: Flesh Without Soul

When I received the pitch for Flesh Without Soul, I was intrigued by the writer saying that it was a short book that wasn’t part of a series. Having just finished a rather lengthy series of books, I was definitely in the mood for something I could finish in a few days. I’m also tiring… Read more »

The Hunt Chronicles: Volume 1 Book Review

The shelves are pretty crowded with zombie books these days, so most authors take pretty major steps to set their stories apart from the pack. That’s a pretty good strategy, and it’s always interesting to see how the genre can get stretched and expanded, but sometimes I just crave a more traditional zombie story, and… Read more »

Wool Book Review

It’s been a long time since I’ve been so completely sucked into a fictional world like I have been recently with Wool. I’m working through the two sequels now, and am happy to report the depth of the world continues to grow, as does my interest in it. I read, watch, and play a lot… Read more »

Children of the Mark Review

While most of the fiction we review here at Bricks of the Dead is zombie related, I’m a huge fan of horror in general. Indeed, many of my favorite horror films feature no zombies whatsoever. With this in mind, I am reviewing Children of the Mark, the latest novel by Michael Garza. Garza also wrote… Read more »