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Zombie Books: Superb Entertainment

Cover from one of the great Zombie Books, World War Z by Max BrooksI think the argument can easily be made that that the genre of Zombie Books owes itself to the film industry and Zombie Movies in particular. If it weren’t for Zombie Movies, I think it is unlikely that Zombies would occupy a very prominent position in the human psyche at all – and certainly their role in popular literature would be even more sparse.

After all, Zombies – and all the wonderful things they do – are stunningly visual creatures. Images of animated flesh eating corpses gnawing on the bones and sinews of living and/or recently deceased humans lend themselves perfectly to the visual medium of film. Such scenes are delightfully disturbing even without a soundtrack – no dialog required!!

Cover from one of the great Zombie Books, Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesSo, when I first started reading Zombie Novels, I did not expect to be much impressed at all. At best, I expected them to be pale shadows of Zombie Movies – and, at worst, boring long-winded, feeble attempts to conjure up the the imagery and horror of the films which had spawned them. How surprising then to discover that there is some superb entertainment packed into these little bundles of paperback joy.

Even better, the list of Z-Books is growing at a very satisfying pace. If you ever need proof of that, just take a peak at the huge and ever growing PBZV! Zombie Book List. There is a TON of great stuff there to explore.

Cover from one of the more unusual Zombie Books, Long Horn, Big ShaggyCurrently in the works is a list of the best Z-Books ever (as chosen by hardcore Z-Freaks like yourself!). You can help out the PBZV! community by letting us know about your favorite Z-Books. Keep those lists coming in!




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The Orpheus Process by Daniel Gower (1992)
I bought this book because I love anything zombie related. I’m a zombie fanatic. I thought that even if this book was horrible i would still at least get …

Married with Zombies by Jesse Pettersen
Married with Zombies is the first in a promising series from Jesse Petersen. It follows the story of a young couple, struggling with their marriage, who …

(Review) The Moral of The Story… Warren William Levine
This book is a collection of various short stories by the author, whose prose completely shows his passion for writing about his subjects. All the stories …

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Pet Sematary by Stephen King (review)
I loved this book. One of Steves Best. The plot revolves around a family who moves to Maine and finds themselves caught up in supernatural happenings.
irst …

The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia by Peter Dendle
Before bed last night, I asked myself a question: what on Earth was I waiting for? Right before I drifted off to sleep, I decided to sink my teeth into …

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith
Now, this book seemed custom-made to satisfy my desire from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to understand the larger world of the story. And, to some extent …

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Reviews for World War Z, by Max Brooks
Reviews for Max Brooks awesome Zombie book, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

City of the Dead by Brian Keene (2005)
By now, I’m sure I’ve made it clear that I am absolute zombie fanatic, and nothing revs my motor like undead literature.

The next stop on my nightmarish …

Marvel zombies series by Marvel Comics
Marvel zombies was one of the best books/comics i’ve ever read. The fact that its centered on zombies is just a plus.

Its generally about what you …

Dying to Live: A Novel of Life Among the Undead by Kim Paffenroth (2007)
My most recent foray into zombiefied literature is Dying to Live: A Novel of Life Among the Undead by Kim Paffenroth. The book follows one survivor, Jonah …

Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (2010)
Beyond Exile: Day by Day Armageddon is the next chapter in J.L. Bourne’s outstanding tales of the undead, and the successor to Day by Day Armageddon.

Much …

Day By Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (2007)
After finishing the outstanding survival guide to the zombie apocalypse known only as The Zombie Survival Guide, not only was I able aptly prepared for …

HATER David Moody (2006)
After reading Chuck Palaniuk’s “Haunted” a few years ago, I have been constantly searching for more. More blood, more guts, more suspense, fear, sickness….

Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead by Jonathan Maberry
There are zombie books that deal with outbreaks and their usually horrific impact upon a town or city, there are zombie books that tell you how to survive …

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest is a steampunk take on zombie outbreak fiction. The zombies aren’t strictly zombies, they are instead called ‘rotters’, and …

I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It by Adam Selzer
I only read this book because I thought the picture of the beautiful girl kissing the dead dude on the cover was hysterical! Alley Rhodes the heroine of …

Reviews for The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Reviews for The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Reviews for Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
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