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Published on August 20th, 2009 | by Rob Cumiskey

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The Walking Dead Week – Top 5 Zombie Novels

On Monday, I posted about the new release of the latest book in The Walking Dead Series. Fantasy Bazaar has put together a Zombie filled week to celebrate this fact.

Tuesday was: The Top 5 Zombie Movies

Wednesday: Fantasy Bazaar – ‘The Walking Dead’ Review

(Don’t forget to Click here to enter the competition to win a signed copy of the latest ‘The Walking Dead’ book)

Today we have:

The Top 5 Zombie Novels

5. Plague of the Dead – Z. A. Recht

A military operation fails, and the World is subject to a Plague worse than it has ever experienced before.

4. Monster Island – David Wellington –

NYC, the dead walk the Earth. One man, though he shares the insatiable need for human flesh with the rest of the population, has retained his human intelligence. On the other side of the world, a girls army search for a cure. A story of fear and survival. Also has a follow up called Monster Nation

3. Pontypool Changes Everything – Tony Burgess

A depiction of a ferocious epidemic. Now a Canadian movie. Will be reviewing the movie next week at London’s Frightfest.

2. Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament –S.G. Browne

A Zombie love story, more like Fido than Dawn of the Dead, but still charming nonetheless. Beautifully written and refreshingly original. Currently being adapted for film by Diablo Cody, writer of Juno. She’s in as a Producer.

1. World War Z – Max Brooks –

An oral history of the Zombie War. Documentary style. THE Quintessential Zombie novel. Currently in production and directed by none other than Quantum of Solace’s Marc Forster. Should be very good!

 

Bonus

I will probably be shot for not including both of these books, but I do not consider them to be ‘Zombie Novels’ of the truest form. But both deserve a most honorable mention.

The Zombie Survival Guide

The only reference book that could save you from the Zom-pocalypse. Ignore it at your peril. Shockingly accurate.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

A re-imagination of the classic tale, involving Zombies. Austen as you’ve never read her before.


Now, let’s hear your top Zombie Novels.

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5 Responses to The Walking Dead Week – Top 5 Zombie Novels

  1. Lottie says:

    Speaking of Zombies – I found this:

    http://www.myzombiepinup.com/

    Weird!

  2. Ross says:

    World War Z is AWESOME! I can’t wait for the movie, I just hope they pull it off.

    I’ve never heard of any of the other books listed, but I’m going to check them out. Cheers for the recommendations! =D

  3. Bob says:

    Good to see Monster Island getting its due recognition. No arguments with World War Z being top dog either.
    I liked Stephen King’s ‘Cell’ and David Moody’s ‘Autumn’ – which wi more like The Walking Dead in focusing on the survivors and how they are impacted by the zombie outbreak. Well worth a look.

  4. Bob says:

    Just to add – having seen District 9, Neil Blomkamp should direct WWZ. He’d be perfect.

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