Zombie Season is here!
Published on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 4:23pm
Between Halloween and Sunday's premiere of season three of AMC's The Walking Dead, you might just be craving some zombie fiction. Luckily, we have something to suit every taste in the undead:
|For the visually inclined who think adult books should have pictures, too:||The Walking Dead
by Robert Kirkman
The comic that inspired the TV show has been portraying the ongoing adventures of Rick Grimes and his crew of survivors since 2003.
|For the literature reader with highbrow tastes:||Zone One
by Colson Whitehead
Whitehead is a decidedly literary writer with a MacArthur Fellowship under his belt, and his take on the zombie apocalypse and subsequent reconstruction on New York City is suitably ripe with allegory and a rich prose style.
|For the nonfiction reader and history buff:||World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
by Max Brooks
Taking his cue from Studs Terkel's oral histories, Brooks tells the story of mankind's 10-year war against the zombies through a series of first-person anecdotes from military and civilian survivors.
|For those who prefer silly to scary:||Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
and Jane Austen
In the mash-up that inspired dozens of others, Grahame-Smith mixes his own text on battling zombies in the Regency period with Jane Austen's classic novel to hilarious effect.