Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse–looks like fun! Check it out.
Horror website 28DaysLaterAnalysis.com reviews TOOTH AND NAIL and says: “There is something magical that happens while reading Craig DiLouie’s TOOTH AND NAIL. Worries fall to the wayside, the trigger finger begins to twitch, the heart races, and the imagination focuses on a darker, more exciting, rage-filled world.”
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Just finished John Ajvide Lindqvist’s HANDLING THE UNDEAD. Not your traditional zombie fare in any way, a little slow, and with a somewhat unsatisfying ending (a major story line ends without resolution), but a highly original, entertaining and emotionally charged story about what would happen if our loved ones came back from the dead.
(By the way, I was a bit surprised by the image used for the cover, which had already been used for a cover for another zombie novel by a fairly prominent author. I saw a similar duplication with another two zombie novels recently. Stock photos are open source images but one would think cover designers would want their work to be somewhat original, and not duplicate other works in the field.)
Just finished Bowie Valeriano Ibarra’s THE FALL OF AUSTIN, the third installment in his DOWN THE ROAD series, coming out from Permuted Press in 2011. Probably the best zombie book I read in the past year. The focus is on the outbreak, and it’s entirely believable. The writing is tight, crisp, edgy. The action is non-stop. The setting and characters are richly drawn. The conflict is in your face. Highly recommended.
Haven’t had enough of mashups? How about HOME ALONE … with zombies?
Ian DG Sandusky, author of GREY DOGS, and I have been sharing ideas with a would-be zombie author about what makes (or breaks) a good zombie apocalypse novel in an Amazon.com discussion board. He took my list and posted it on his blog. If you’d like to add or dispute anything, be sure to leave a comment.
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