Reviews and Blog Posts: Zombies

TV and Comics--A Great Combination

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You've probably noticed that many new and returning television series have their roots in the comic book world. Whether the shows are strictly based on certain titles (most aren't) or inspired by characters and worlds originally created by comics writers and artists, you can enrich your viewing experience by delving into the backstory of your new favorite hero or antihero.

Here's a list of some TV to comics ties and suggestions for reading to get you started:

The girl with all the gifts

by Mike Carey

Reviewer Rating:
4

The Hungries have taken over the planet, but Melanie and her friends are safe in a boarding school, going to class every day, learning from different teachers after being escorted there by armed guards. But they're not really treated like the children in the stories their teachers read to them....

Breathers : a zombie's lament

by S. G. (Scott G.) Browne

Reviewer Rating:
3
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Solid 3.5, this is not your average zombie story, told from the perspective of the newly dead and recently reanimated Andy we learn that for some reason not everyone who dies is staying that way. Since Andy is dead he can't get a job, he can't get social security, he...

Test your nzambi (zombie) knowledge - before it's too late!

Zombies

Colorado Public Radio recently posted an essay (along with the audio of an interview) called "Could Colorado be ground zero for a zombie apocalypse?" and there certainly is a lot of teen fiction about zombies.

But what should we know about zombies... before it's too late?  Test your knowledge now!  

World War Z [an oral history of the zombie war]

by Max Brooks

Reviewer Rating:
4

This was so not what I was expecting, but I found myself getting caught up in the story. The interweaving of history with alternative near-future was surprisingly believable. The full cast recording was packed with familiar voices and lent the audio version the feel of a documentary.

Feed

by Mira Grant

Reviewer Rating:
1

I really wanted to like Feed. My teenager loved it, so maybe I'm the wrong demographic, but this book is cataloged as horror/science fiction and not young adult. Feed is a zombie book. Nothing wrong with that, as I just listened to World War Z and I regularly read post-apocalyptic novels.

The end games

by T. Michael Martin

Reviewer Rating:
4

I found it incredible the lengths teenage Michael would go to in order to keep his young brother safe and sane, creating an alternative reality for him and fighting zombies and nasty humans while scrounging for survival supplies.  The author does a pretty good job of keeping the reader guessing...

Zombie baseball beatdown

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Reviewer Rating:
2

I picked up this book on CD because who doesn't love baseball and zombies? But I feel like the author preached at me the entire time about the evils of ICE and immigration policies, plus the evils of meat processing, wrapped up in a few zombie interactions to make kids...

Zombie baseball beatdown

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Reviewer Rating:
3

It's a book about zombies...I mean, it's a book about factory farming...I mean...

This book is an unusual combination of topics, but the story is pretty enjoyable, if you like books about kids fending off packs of zombies. Bacigalupi's other books are probably better known, and in my humble opinion, they're...

Apocalypse cow

by Michael (Journalist) Logan

Reviewer Rating:
3

A zombie book that has a definite tongue in cheek vibe, Apocalypse Cow is the story of animals becoming zombies through government experiments causing the isolation of the British Isles. Having seen snotty (and I don’t mean snobby) cows, the descriptions of the cows sneezing brought back memories of visiting...

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