Wednesday, January 20, 2016

BOOKISH BEASTS: Zombies


I (Tif from Tif Talks Books) am popping in today as both the coordinator of this monthly event, as well as a writer for one of my favorite BOOKISH BEASTS . . . zombies!!  Enjoy!!

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The Undead.

The Walking Dead.

The Unconsecrated.

The Hungries.

Zombies.

I had no idea that stories about zombies could truly become so fascinating and addicting.  I can't even remember which book started it all, but I can tell you that I tend to always enjoy a book about the undead.  Here are just a few of my personal favorites . . .

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman:  For those that are unaware, The Walking Dead began as a comic series and not the fabulous TV show that is so popular these days.  Illustrated completely in black and white, readers follow a small group of individuals that are fighting to survive in a zombie-infested world.  The story line is the same between comic and show, but there are a number of differences between the two as well, which makes this fan happy to keep guessing.

World War Z by Max Brooks:  Yet another story that originated as a book before the movie.  This novel is written from multiple perspectives and reads more like a journal of accounts at the time of the zombie breakout.  The film is much different from the book, and almost dare I say, engaging because of the zombie super speed.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan:  This book is one of the first zombie books that I have ever read, or rather listened to in this case.  It was nothing what I expected from a zombie novel, including the name of the beasts themselves.  I have yet to return to this series, but I hope to in the near future after a quick re-read of the first.

The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant:  The set of three books chronicling the lives of bloggers in a zombie apocalypse still stands as one of my all-time faves.  It follows a brother and sister through some pretty fantastical adventures as they try to find the truth behind the zombies while trying to survive.

Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry:  Patient Zero is the first of Maberry's Joe Ledger series, and features zombies as the beasts.  The rest of the series features a multitude of other beasts along the way, but it kicks off with a whirl of undead to get you hooked.

Last, but not least, I am currently in the midst of listening to another zombie novel that has the potential of becoming another all-time favorite . . .

The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey:  When I first began reading this novel, I had no idea that zombies would come into play.  But, they do, and it is in such an unique and different way that I quickly fell into the story.  I was saddened when the audio expired on me, but I shouted a quick cheer when I just received a notice that I was able to check it out again this week.  I can't wait to dive back in and find out what happens next.

This list is just the beginning!  What other zombie novels have you hungry for more?

6 comments :

  1. I like Walking Dead, gotta watch some more at some point... thanks for the reminder.

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    1. fredamans ... You're welcome! Enjoy more zombies!! :)

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  2. Zombies are scary as hell. I've seen a lot of zombie movies (Thriller is my favourite), but haven't actually read any books. Thank you for the info :)

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    1. Dinara Tengri ... You're welcome! When you say Thriller, do you mean the Michael Jackson video? Because that is a classic, and I love it so much!!

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    2. Yep, that's the one I'm talking about. I love it, it's the best short film ever! And it's scary.

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