Do we really need another jaded book reviewer asking, “Do we really need another zombie novel?”
Writing about horror, particularly zombies, takes you into some, well, horrific veins of research. This video describes a research project to learn about the stages of human decomposition. It’s certainly not for the squeamish, but then neither is the horror genre. If you want to see what zombies would really look and smell like, check it out.
I hope you’ll check it out here.
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.)