Posts Categorized: Book Reviews

Dead Islands – Zombie Book Review

Most zombie books that I read – and I’ve read a hell of a lot of them – want to get right into the action. I can certainly respect this. There’s something to be said for giving the audience exactly what it’s looking for: zombie carnage. Unfortunately, this generally comes at the expense of setting… Read more »

Book Review: Photo School Fundamentals

A big part of putting together Bricks of the Dead is photographing and editing each frame of the comic. While I can’t claim to be a great photographer, I have learned a thing or two in the few years I’m been producing this comic. I also quite enjoy experimenting with photography. There are a lot… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: The Last Infection

I quite liked The Hand That Feeds, a zombie story that takes a unique approach to the genre by looking at what the parents of a zombified child might do to keep their son. While flawed, The Hand That Feeds set itself apart in a crowded genre. The Last Infection is billed as a prequel… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: Running with the Horde

Zombie stories are interesting in that, while there are technical no hard and fast rules for the genre, most stories still adhere very strictly to well established tropes. When a story comes that breaks out of these stringent rules, it automatically feels fresh and new. That’s exactly what Running with the Horde does, but not… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: One Undead Step

I’m pretty conflicted about the premise behind One Undead Step. On the one hand, I love historical fiction, even when it’s completely ridiculous. There’s just something inherently interesting about looking to the past and wondering, “What if?” On the other hand, I am a hardcore skeptic at heart, and things like the moon landing conspiracy… Read more »

Book Review: The Art of LEGO Design

As a lifelong lover of all things LEGO®, I have always been fascinated by the talent and ability of many builders. Because of this, I love getting an inside perspective on the way they work, from the conception of an idea through prototyping and the finished product. That’s exactly what The Art of LEGO Design:… Read more »

Book Review: Post 9/11 Horror in American Cinema

My grandparents had the memory of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 seared into their memories. My parents have the moonwalk and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. For my generation, that indelible memory is September 11th, 2001. That was the day of my twenty-first birthday, and I had some vague plans of… Read more »

Book Review: The Photographer’s Eye: A Graphic Guide

One of the big reasons I started Bricks of the Dead, aside from loving zombies and LEGO® and not being very good at drawing, was that it would afford me the opportunity to learn more about photography. As I’ve continued with the comic, I’ve made a conscious effort to increase my photography knowledge and experience,… Read more »