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Good Zombie Novels

Post by Sgt.Blakely » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:36 pm

I'm making this thread so people can post their favorite zombie novels. :D

Plus I need something to read. :x

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Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:43 pm

For me its "Day By Day Armageddon" By J.L. Bourne aka "Raptorman"
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Post by *Mike* » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:44 pm

Top three in no particular order
-"Day by Day Armageddon"
-"The Morningstar Saga"
-Alpha_Dog's Journal
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Post by kgby13 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:33 am

Reign of the Dead has been my favorite so far.
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Post by randomusername » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:39 am

"Day by Day Armageddon"

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Post by raptorman » Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:18 am

I liked "The Dead" by Mark Rogers. Not traditional, and too many religious overtones, but I still like it. For those above that bought DBDA, thanks.
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Post by unodiablo » Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:39 am

My Top Five:

1) Morning Star Saga. It's online and free, not a book. Tho I think the first chapter might still be missing (it links to the FINAL chapter). Check the forum before you read. Chapter 1 is available from a couple forum members there. Global zombie novel w/ military, gov't agency, medical, and great characters. Would well be worth publishing into a book.

2) Day By Day Armageddon. Excellent POV from someone with a miltary backround. Written journal style. It lacks some of the characterization you get from a traditional novel format, but it is fast reading, fast moving, and has well thought out details that make it special. I read it 2.5 times, the first month of the journal is online for free.

3) Reign of the Dead / RotD: Apocalypse End. Both are pretty good. Fast reading, good effort from a first-time novelist.

4) Twilight of the Dead. Only a chapter in, but it's got a different POV (female instead of military, gun toting, or horror movie script style), and some cool 'faked' documents, like transcripts and letters/notes that are 'pasted' into the book.

5) Rising / City of the Dead. While Keene is easily the 'best' author of these listed, this duology is a pair of nihilist disaster novels, with 'demons' wearing zombie costumes. The zombies talk, retain the memories of their human 'hosts', use cars, weapons, can speak a 'demon language', and there's also goofy stuff like zombie deer/rats/birds. Still, the writing snaps, the characters are lifelike, and the horror/atrocity is non-stop.

The Books Of All Flesh are a pretty sweet trio of zombie horror short story anthologies as well...

Dishonorbale mention: Aftermath of the Dead. Don't waste your money. You can read better online anywhere. For free. (Ex: End Times Journal is pretty cool, written from the POV of an Aussie teen, I've read several months worth of entries. Little light on the zombies, dealing more with survival and dramatics...)

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Post by Joe Ghoul » Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:57 pm

1-The Rising/City of the Dead
2- Book of the Dead
3-Any of the All Flesh anthos
4- Gotta say it. Not to be a fanboy, but I finally ordered Raptor's book and really dug rereading the story. Out of my 4 recent zombie book purchases, his was the most enjoyable.
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Post by The German » Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:47 pm

The Rising is an awful novel. I won't be reading any more of that series.
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Post by Bear_B » Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:35 am

The German wrote:The Rising is an awful novel. I won't be reading any more of that series.
There was no way I couldnt read the second book... not after that ending.
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Post by Brekar » Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:10 am

1). The Autumn series... You can download the whole first novel for free here... http://www.theinfected.co.uk/
2). The Rising/City of the Dead...

Zombie Book(s) I hated...
1). The Dead. This book was way to religious for my liking...

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Post by kgby13 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:24 pm

Day by Day Armageddon
Reign of the Dead
The Rising (didnt like City of the Dead)
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Post by Ashnack » Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:27 pm

SEAT - Kind of cheesey and the writing aint the worlds best but I have a soft spot for it.

Zombies in My Home Town - One of the most overlooked pieces of Zombie Lit.
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