I’m fairly certain the world is going to end in a zombie apocalypse. Which is better than some sort of pandemic because I might actually have a hope in heck of surviving a zombie invasion. I can cook over a campfire, I know which berries NOT to eat, I’m not a bad shot with a rifle and my parents live in North Idaho. Perfect place to wait out a zombie apocalypse, if you ask me
Like the tasty Jack Wallen. And by tasty, I mean his brains are tasty. Or they will be once, you know, we all turn into zombies. His first zombie novel I Zombie I is a cracking good read. The zombie apocalypse told from the viewpoint of, well, the zombie. I can’t wait for the second book in the series (And yes, I’ve threatened Jack with great bodily harm on numerous occasions.)
For those of you who love a good zombie-apocalypse-paranormal-romance mash-up (That would be me!), the Envy Chronicles by Joss Ware (aka Colleen Gleason) are good fun. And steamy. And no, the zombies aren’t romancing anybody (Hello! They’re zombies.), but there’s some hot sexxoring going on amongst the various human (non-zombie) characters.
Let’s not forget Jesse Petersen’s hilarious tales of the zombie apocalypse: Married With Zombies, Flip This Zombie, and Eat Slay Love. If the zombie apocalypse were a sitcom, it would be these books.
Heck, even the classics are getting a zombie makeover. Make-under? Make-deader?
What is it about zombies that so captures our attention? Our imagination? Is it because they tap into our fears? Of chaos. Of lack of control. Of the end of life as we know it. Is it because zombies are simple, as is fighting them, and life is complicated?
Or maybe it’s just because they’re good fun.
What are your favorite zombie apocalypse novels? And why do YOU think we’re so fascinated with zombies?
P.S. This is in no way chilling but check out my interview on Three-Way Thursday over on Karen Fowler’s blog. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll run screaming…