Posts Categorized: Book Reviews

Zombie Book Review: Beyond the Barriers

Zombie books, films, comic, and video games are becoming more and more popular. As the genre is rapidly expanding toward what appear to be its bursting point, writers are desperate to find new angles in their stories of the shambling dead. Some of these are successful, but most are silly, or contradictory toward the notion… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: Remains of the Dead

I was pretty excited to get Remains of The Dead  when it was released a few weeks ago. Iain McKinnon is an author whose work I keep meaning to get to but I always seem to have a backlog stopping me. Iain gives a great interviews and I know from fellow fans he is highly… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: The Zombie Survival Guide

Max Brooks’ first foray into the zombie genre was in The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead, an interesting concept that takes a bit of getting used to. In bookstores, The Zombie Survival Guide is generally placed in the humor section, but other than the meta joke of being a survival guide… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

As a prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the story opens a few decades after the original zombie outbreak that almost destroyed England. As with all historical events, as the years have passed, the general population and younger generations feel that the danger will never resurface and that the “dreadfuls” are definitely fodder for… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: The Mammoth Book of Zombie Apocalypse!

I’ve always found the concept of epistolary stories (that is, stories that are told indirectly, through diaries, newspaper stories, lab notes, voicemails, letters, etc. – this is similar to, but not the same as an oral history like World War Z) to be extremely interesting, and I’ve always thought that it would make for an… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: ZMagazine

Probably the easiest way to initially describe ZMagazine is to simply quote its mission statement: “The first magazine written by zombies for zombies”. The magazine is written up as if zombies have been around for about 50 years, and a section of intelligent ones were weaved into society. Your standard killing shambler is also wandering… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: The Reapers are the Angels

“God is a slick god, and he knows things about infinities. Infinities are warm places that never end. And they aren’t about good and evil, they’re just peaceful-like and calm, and they’re where all travelers go eventually, and they are round everywhere you look because you can’t have any edges in infinities.” Sometimes you come… Read more »

Zombie Comic Review: The Walking Dead Book Two

Book Two picks up where Book One left off, with the group outside the gates of a giant, zombie-filled prison. Getting into and securing that prison becomes the big push of the first half of the book, while living within those walls and dealing with other survivors – some of whom are prisoners who were… Read more »