YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE...MAYBE TWICE!
I've been reading a lot more since my mother-in-law got me a Kindle Fire for Christmas this year. From Dec. 25 till this morning, I've read a but load of books on or about the subject of zombies.
So I've decided not to give the story plots away, but give you my list and review some of the books I've read so far. Which is a lot. It's a total of 40 books in all. I'm going to put a few up with a short review without giving the plot away to much. Lets get started...
Chaos Campus: Sorority girls VS. Zombies
This is a comic book that has probably been out for a little while. The comic starts out at a Frat or Sorority Party and goes from there. This has turn into a very interesting read. No it's nothing along the lines of The Walking Dead comics, but I can't wait to get the 3rd issue. The fact that they have an interesting way to keep people from turning and the addition to the use of a little (lack of a better term), black magick or witchcraft is kind of cool. Now this isn't some sailor moon, rainbow brite meets the undead bullshit. It actually is kind of interesting on the way the story is going from the first 2 issues is pretty good. Especially since there is some lesbian indoendos within the comic. Which is kind of cool because it adds to some of the comic relief after some of the action. And the Thriller reference in issue 2 was funny as hell.
I say this is a must read for those who love comics and would like a change from the norm in the Zombie genre.
Aftermath: Found/Wanderer/ Survivor (by Richard Schwarz)
These three short stories are told from a woman's point of view. Which kind of caught me off guard a little. Because a male author writing from a woman's point of view was kind of weird to me. How in the hell could a male writer know what a woman could or would say during a zombie apocalypse. But as a read more into the story, I think he did a very good job. It was one short series, in which I hope he continues the story because of the way he left it ended the last book. It left a wide open range of where he could go with it. I actually enjoyed these a lot more then I thought. I would recommend these short books to anyone that asks about them.
Zombie Tales (by Robert DeCoteau)
These short stories within this little series I really enjoyed from start to finish and hope he keeps writing more. These short stories take place before, during and s few after the Z-poc. They each tell the story from many different views. The cool thing about them is they are all from different residents within the same apartment complex. Which is interesting. The different views are amazingly different from each person.
Deadlocked 1 (by A.R. Wise)
I like this book. Plain and simple. It starts off with a father at work and then deals with his journey to reach his home when all hell breaks lose. It also tells the sacrifices that he made in order to make it home and to get his family to safety. I am interested in getting book 2 to see what happens next. Not many books can keep my attention like this one did. I finished this book in about an hour. Which lead me to wanting more, but I was broke and couldn't get the next one for my kindle. So yeah, this would be a good read for all fathers and/or males with children.
LZR-1143 collection (by Bryan James)
I've started reading these books about a year ago on my Nook to PC program and fell in love with these books. Specially the twist within book 2. When a book captures my attention to where I can't put it down I literally spend my last few dollars to get book 2, it's a very good read.
I recommend this series to anyone and everyone from those who are starting to get into the zombie genre to the most veteran zombie reader.
There are many more books I've read and will be placing those on a list of recommended reading for all zombie fan readers. I won't be reviewing all of them, it would take way to long. These books are nothing more then for entertainment. Which from time to time you have to do, because there is only so much survival and research reading you can do before you burn yourself out. So for a little while I will be placing books for entertainment purposes only. Though if you are anything like me, you every now and then find yourself yelling at the main character about how stupid they were for doing something that we know to be wrong. (LOL)
I hope I picked a few books that you will enjoy reading and have as much fun as I did reading them. Enjoy!
are you talking survival type guides for Z-Day? please do share. that kind of book is my favorite kind of book. something to learn from.
Yeah, I've started reading a survival guide for Z-Day. I'll be posting my review on it after I finish it. I've come across this one and from what i've read in so far, I have some things I want to post just from the first 10 pages. Especially some of the inner workings of how the breakout will start and the infection will spread before any government office declares any type of warning. And it goes into detail. I'll be posting some from the book later next week after finishing up reading it...This goes into more detail then Max Brooks guide does....
whats the name of the book?
Urban Survival Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse by Simeon Gregory
this is the kind of reading i like to do. reading that i can learn from. lol.
I've got a request in to the writer of the book about supplying some of the information within the book to our family here and to the WTS group and the facebook page. But still waiting. It was kind of interesting in finding out how the infection would spread without even a peep from any government agency till it was to late....
the normal gooberment bs is what helps it along. the one thing they absolutely love is that plausible deniability thing. that in my opinion would be the planet killer of an outbreak. and worst of all. all gooberments of the world share the same mentality. there in lays the key to outbreak. the general populace plays the rest.
I'm glad I took a look at this thread. This is some great info.
I'm currently reading "The Gathering Dead," by Stephen Knight. I'm about a third way in now. It's about a small group of soldiers trapped in NYC after a zombie outbreak and they're tasked with getting a research scientist out of the city.
It has some crisp writing and the plot moves along. Knight doesn't let the story lag.
Prior to reading "The Gathering Dead," I read the fifth book in the Zombie Fallout series. I love this series. Michael Talbot (the lead of the series) has a a great voice and I've laughed out loud a few times while reading the series.
Have you read anything recently?
I'm reading one on my Kindle right now that seems to be pretty good so far. I haven't read much on it, because everything going on around here. But so far it's not to bad. The father and daughter have been reunited right now and the story has slowed down a little. So pushing through this part seems to be pretty slow going....
Contamination Zero by T.W. Piperbrook
It's a good read so far, like the father and young daughter pairing within the start converging into the full blown out plague of zombies. And with the zombies having a little to slight degree of humanity that doesn't exsist in must books. The hesitation before a zombie attacks, kind of gives me the idea that there is a my-noot chance in the book, that there is some humanity left within the zombies, but the urge to feed is just to great and the soulless give in to the virus....
Like I said, that's just what I've gotten out of the first few chapters...I'll let everyone know more once I finish it...But so far it's pretty good...
I just read The Condemned by David Jack Bell It is an impressive novel all around and even more so for it being a first novel. David Jack Bell has serious talent and should be a force in the genre for years to come. He is able to layer storylines on top of each other without detracting from the core of the story.