Reviews and Blog Posts: Zombies

Barking

by Tom Holt

DPL Rating:
4

"The architecture of the office in Mortmain Street was early Mordor with strong Dalek influence[...]" (page 67).  Barking by Tom Holt is full of such amusing descriptions and references to pop culture and other science fiction and fantasy.  If you like the sound of a book where law firms come...

Good night, zombie

by James Preller

DPL Rating:
4

Readers of easy chapter books will love the chills and thrills of Good Night, Zombie.  This book is part of a series called Scary Tales by James Preller.  Each book in the series is a stand-alone story, so you don’t need to read these in order. 

Revival. Volume one, You're among friends

by Tim Seeley

DPL Rating:
3

Welcome to Wausau, Wisconsin, the world of Revival, billed as a "rural noir." This graphic format book is a contains mystery, the supernatural, an interesting spin on zombies, small town secrets, and interesting characters. The story opens on a day when 23 previously dead folks wake up and are seemingly...

The walking dead : rise of the Governor (MINOR SPOILER)

by Robert Kirkman

DPL Rating:
3
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Early this summer, I found myself surprisingly hooked to the hit AMC series The Walking Dead.  I watched all three seasons, and couldn't wait for the fourth one to start this fall.  When I heard about this book, by series writer and producer Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga, a horror novelist,...

Deadman's road

by Joe R. Lansdale

DPL Rating:
3

This book is pretty good. It's a novella with four short stories about Reverend Jebidiah Mercer a hardened man of God, whose purpose is to wipe out evil where ever he finds it. It has a lot of horror elements, zombie, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons, and kobolds. Other than the...

The walking dead. Volume 1, Days gone bye

by Robert Kirkman

DPL Rating:
4

Days Gone Bye, the first volume of The Walking Dead comic books, starts the entangled story of Rick Grimes (small town sheriff in Kentucky) and his family trying to survive what appears to be a zombie apocalypse. Waking up in a zombie-filled hospital, Grimes escapes and finds his family, who...

World War Z : an oral history of the zombie war

by Max Brooks

DPL Rating:
4

Instead of relying on in-you-face surprises or gore, World War Z explores the larger geopolitical picture and the sophisticated complexities of fighting undead hoards.  The movie adaptation (and adaptation is a generous term) focuses on putting your adrenal glands into overload,  but the book assaults your brain from every direction with...

Zom-B

by Darren Shan

DPL Rating:
2
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Zom-B​, by Darren Shan, is a young adult novel about a teenager's perspective on the coming zombie apocalypse.  In this quick read, we are introduced to B, the main character of the twelve book series.  The book takes place in London, and tells how news originally spread of the zombies...

The best American nonrequired reading 2012

by Edited by Dave Eggers

DPL Rating:
4

A mix of short stories, essays, magazine articles, and online resources, the 2012 edition also includes meeting minutes from various Occupy movements across the country.  Some of the more familiar authors in this edition are Sherman Alexie, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Jon Ronson, and Jess Walter.  All of the material...

The native star

by M. K. Hobson

DPL Rating:
3

Emily Edwards is a single women living in 1876 California, she is trying to take care of her father the only way she knows how, with witchcraft. Spells and potions that she sells to her neighbors, but the problem is, there’s a big wig wizard from the east coast (Dreadnought...

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