A question about zombies. Specifically, Zombie Stories. Extra specifically, Zombie Stories that Don't Suck.
I'm obsessed with post-apocalyptic whatever. I'm like, the only guy you know who liked "The Postman" and "Waterworld." Since I got my Kindle last year, I've been churning through all kinds of books, but I'm always looking for more. In particular, more zombie books.
Here's some insight: I thought World War Z was crap. I thought Day by Day Armageddon was CRAP.
I read Rhiannon Frater's Zombie Trilogy
and thought it was pretty great, minus some of the pages-long-sappines. I liked that she really addressed specifically what the people did in preparation.
I read Joe McKinney's "Dead City
" trilogy and thought it was good, except the first one which I accidentally read second and was REALLY glad I read it second, because otherwise I wouldn't have ever read the first one.
It's not Zombies, but I'm digging Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro's Strain Trilogy.
Recommend more to me? Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was made of awesome, again though...not zombies. Anything I guess, like, end-of-the-world/apocalyptic/small group of or individual hero kicking ass against all odds, etc.
No: Sparkly vampires, no thinly veiled love stories, no romanticism of the fallen, no allegories to Society At Large. Yuck. Oh...and I read The Stand too, and made the mistake of reading the unabridged version. Stephen King will type 15 pages on a tangent when no normal reader is still paying attention.
yes, I read "literature" too. Sometimes it's nice to turn off my brain for something...juicy.