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Cargo zombie. Stephen King -- Why We Crave Horror Movies. Dead Man Walking: What Do Zombies Mean? - Mark Dery - Doom Patrol: Annals of Our Age. Zombies. Found on the Web. In our Day of the Dead, the reanimated are everywhere, from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith’s inspired mash-up of the zombie myth and Jane Austen’s Regency novel of manners, to The Walking Dead, a graphic novel about humanity reduced to Hobbesian brutishness in a post-apocalyptic America overrun by the undead, to the splatterpunk videogame Left 4 Dead.

(I’m coming late to the blood feast, I know. But there are a few shreds of meaning left on this well-picked carcass, I think.) In the postwar decades, as suburban sprawl and mall culture metastasized across the nation, Hollywood cast the zombie as the decaying face of popular ambivalence toward amok consumerism. Dawn of the Dead. “Zombies represent America hitting a very low bottom, as we witness the spectacle of consumer capitalism transforming itself into a feudalistic dance of death,” said the cultural critic David J. Every age has its totemic monsters. Left 4 Dead; all rights reserved. Walking Dead season 4 episode 3 "Isolation" gifs and memes. The Best Zombie Books Out There | Norman Christof. So I was checking out the competition the other day, and I finally started to understand why none of you are reading my books.

Hey, these other books are really good. So just, to show I’m not a sore sport about it all, I’ve included some links at the bottom here of some lists of pretty good zombie books. Here’s to hoping I end up on some of them at some point. You faithful reader could help in that regard, by checking out my books on the right there. Yea, they’re a little different then the usual zombie fare, but that’s sort of the fun isn’t it. Who want’s to just keep reading the same old stuff. Dead Sea by Brian Keene If you think about zombies anywhere near as much as I do, I’m sure that at some point you think you’ve found a painfully simple solution to the whole zombie apocalypse.

Book of the Dead edited by John Skipp & Craig Spector Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess Generation Dead by Daniel Waters Dead of Night: A Zombie Novel by Jonathan Maberry Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. The 10 Books Every Zombie Fan Must Read. Let’s face it, vampires are played out. Sparkles and sexiness vanquished their frightfulness in a way garlic and holy water never could.

But the world needs a monster, particularly in tough times, so zombies have spent the last few years shambling in to fill the pop culture void. We play Plants vs. Zombies on our phones, watch The Walking Dead on TV, go on zombie walks, run zombie-themed races, and will almost certainly make World War Z (based on the 2006 book by Max Brooks, released today) one of the highest-grossing films of the summer.

According to the Today show, the "zombie economy" is worth more than $5.74 billion in the U.S. alone. There is simply no better time to brush-up on zombie fiction, but with so many undead-related titles to choose from, it's hard to figure out where to start. LitReactor to the rescue. 10. For fans of: Jonathan Spy thrillers, tough guys, Jack Bauer from 24, The A-Team, zombies Buy Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel from Amazon.com 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

The 10 Books Every Zombie Fan Must Read. The Top 20 Zombie Novels of the Last Decade — Barnes & Noble Reads. Back in the ‘80s and ’90s—during my time as a bookstore manager—zombies weren’t even on the radar when it came to genre fiction fodder. Sure, there were some well-written and innovative zombie-powered novels on the shelves (like Lansdale’s Dead in the West and Lumley’s Ship of Dreams, to name just a few) but, for the most part, it was all about the vampire: Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, Yarbro’s Saint-Germain Cycle, Huff’s Blood saga, McCammon’s They Thirst, GRRM’s Fevre Dream, etc.

But a lot has changed since then—so much so that I would say the last decade (2003-2013) has been nothing short of a Golden Age for zombie fiction. Zombies now rule the roost when it comes to supernatural entities in genre fiction. I’ve already explored the elite zombie fiction series of all time (Sophie Littlefield’s Aftertime trilogy, et. al.), so let’s give a little undead love to some of the best zombie novels of the last decade! If you want the crème de la crème of zombie fiction, here’s your list!

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