Page 1 of 1

Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:57 am
by emt442
I love za books. I have read all of the major ones and many of the little known ones in the genre. I'm looking to take a little break from all the heavy themes and devour some post apocalypse books that have a humorous slant to them. Any recommendations for me?

Thanks!

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:00 pm
by Close_enough
Not ZPAW, but Seth Grahame- Smith "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" has a certain macabre humor.

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:27 pm
by quazi
The Zombie Fallout series by Mark Tufo has a lot of humor.

I kind of lost interest around book three or so, but it wasn't terrible.

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:16 pm
by phydaux
Close_enough wrote:Not ZPAW, but Seth Grahame- Smith "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" has a certain macabre humor.
Just finished it. it was interesting. The movie was unwatchable equine shite.

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:12 am
by Langenator
Is Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland on Netflix?

Not books, but probably the best of ZA humor.

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:40 am
by phydaux
Langenator wrote:Is Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland on Netflix?
These were both excellent.

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:14 pm
by Pickle
Black Tide Rosong series by John Ringo.

1) Under a Graceyard Sky
2) To Sail a Darking Sea
3) Islands of Rage and Hope
4) Strands of Sorrow

I've just finished #1 and am currently on #2. It has humor, and some rather overdone tropes and clichés as well. The main characters are über-prepared, but that's the point as the author has stated that his belief is during a ZA/TEOTWAWKI situation anyone who hasn't been preparing will be pretty dead pretty quick.

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:29 pm
by AKSilversmith
My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland and Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen are both great for a zombie chuckle. Definitely agree that the Zombie Fallout series by Mark Tufo has a good bit of quirky humour.

I am going to blatantly plug Bite No.1: The Old Man at the End of the World - erm... my zombie offering. Let me know what you think - you've got nothing to lose ;) it's free on Amazon while Bite No.2 gets itself in order:

https://www.amazon.com/Bite-No-1-zombie ... B06WVDWDH6 OR https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bite-No-1-zomb ... bc?ie=UTF8

'Shaun of the Dead' Fans Take Note!

Gerald Stockwell-Poulter couldn’t help but feel it was extraordinary just how quickly his life had changed. One moment he was earthing up leeks in the West Sussex sunshine and the next he was rooted to the spot as Rodney Timmins from the end allotment ambled towards him, arms outstretched, blood pouring from a hole in his neck and a look in his eye which suggested that he was less after help and more after a helping of Gerald.

Now, as Gerald’s life takes a quick turn for the worse, he must do things he has never done before. After 87 largely well-behaved years as a model citizen, less than four hours into the ‘zompocalypse’ and he has already killed a neighbour, rescued a moody millennial drug dealer and forged an unlikely allegiance with a giant ginger Scotsman. And it isn’t even tea time.

Join Gerald as he and his newfound allies navigate the post-apocalyptic English countryside in their hilarious bid to stay off the menu.

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:10 pm
by Kildar
Pickle wrote:Black Tide Rosong series by John Ringo.

1) Under a Graceyard Sky
2) To Sail a Darking Sea
3) Islands of Rage and Hope
4) Strands of Sorrow

I've just finished #1 and am currently on #2. It has humor, and some rather overdone tropes and clichés as well. The main characters are über-prepared, but that's the point as the author has stated that his belief is during a ZA/TEOTWAWKI situation anyone who hasn't been preparing will be pretty dead pretty quick.
I love that series there is also a 5th "black tide rising" book now and 2 more on the way although book 5 is an anthology colab with Gary Poole that is multiple short stories of the fall from people on the land bugging out or in. Book 6 "more than his salt" is said to be the story of Steve brother at that bank from the point we stopped getting info about him while book 7 is going to be another anthology called "voices of the fall". but ya these are some great reads and have a great comical feel to them as well if Faith was a real girl i would be in love soon as she turned 18 lmao.

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:44 pm
by Chicago Zombie
quazi wrote:The Zombie Fallout series by Mark Tufo has a lot of humor.

I kind of lost interest around book three or so, but it wasn't terrible.
This would have been my suggestion too.
I'm almost done with book 5...

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:48 am
by winbro
Close_enough wrote:Not ZPAW, but Seth Grahame- Smith "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" has a certain macabre humor.
OMG it sounds so fcuked up hahaha

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:34 am
by BrandonWood
emt442 wrote:I love za books. I have read all of the major ones and many of the little known ones in the genre. I'm looking to take a little break from all the heavy themes and devour some post apocalypse books that have a humorous slant to them. Any recommendations for me?

Thanks!
Hello!
I have several recommendations for reading.
The first book is Zombie, Ohio by Scott Kenemore,
The second is Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry, the third is The Becoming by Jessica Meigs.
I'm really fond of a slightly different genre of literature, but it was these books that impressed me most.

_____________________
Yours sincerely, BrandonWood
writer at writemyessayonline.com

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:00 pm
by Langenator
I will note that while neither series is specifically about zombies, both Larry Correia's Monster Hunter and Hard Magic series do have zombies in them. As well as humor.

And both are excellent.

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:13 pm
by ratseal
Langenator wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:00 pm
I will note that while neither series is specifically about zombies, both Larry Correia's Monster Hunter and Hard Magic series do have zombies in them. As well as humor.

And both are excellent.
And John Ringo wrote with Larry Correia in the MHI universe - three novels. The first is Monster Hunger: Grunge.

John also has a new novel out next month - this one back in his zombie universe, the Black Tide Rising. The book is called The Valley of Shadows.

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:58 pm
by Langenator
Thank you for the reminder.

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:14 pm
by Evan the Diplomat
If you want funny, check out Zone One.


Image

Our hero at age six,accidentally walks in on mom and dad during foreplay and sees mom gobbling dad. Twenty years later, on the night of the zombie apocalypse, he walks in on mom eating dad. LOL

Here is a link to a radio interview when the book first came out. https://www.npr.org/2011/10/17/14135239 ... apocalypse

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:15 pm
by flybynight
Ndyun36 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:22 am
I watched a lot of movies about zombies, there were a lot of games about them. and finally decided to read books on this topic. I will begin while with those that wrote earlier. but what else could you advise to read? What are your favorite zombie books?
viewtopic.php?f=113&t=35300

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:17 am
by RControl
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks is the only one I can remember :oh:

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:27 pm
by MPMalloy

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:17 pm
by Asymetryczna
If you like ZA books and have an Amazon account, search for Bookbub.com
Simply add your email address (to join) and then list ZA books as a genre you like.
There are plenty of free ones to download.

Deadbreak, by Jorge Sanchez, is pretty funny if you speak sarcasm. It was free. (Has zombies)

For .99, I added a 4-book set by William H. Weber last weekend. The first book of the set is The Last Stand. Although I count it as "brain candy" I found this set to be more readable than most others if only because the authors notion of zombies is similar to my own; that is, there will be people who are prepared to survive and then everybody else looking for free stuff. TANSTAAFL, I say. In book one, EMP: main character defends neighborhood. In book two, he must run w/ his family and defends BOL - then moves again to help retake town of Oneida, Tenn. Book 3 offers working SWR, so he makes radio contact with US forces defending line along Mississippi R. against combined Russ, China and NK forces who landed on West Coast. Book 4 then...well, if you are not interested by now...highly recommended. The author offers quite a bit of preparation and survival advice, most of which you will have come across, but some new ideas.