Vuoden zombiet


Kirjoitin The American Book Centerin blogiin listauksen vuoden zombikirjojen top vitosestani. Ja koska tänään laiskottaa, taidan tekstin kääntämisen sijaan kömpiä mieluummin sohvalle uuden kirjan kanssa.

Suosittelen muuten samaa kaikille tänä viikonloppuna – laistakaa vähintään yhdestä velvollisuudesta, priorisoikaa elävistä kuolleista lukemista! Se on onnellisuuden resepti, se.


Top 5 zombie books read in 2011

Feed – Mira Grant
Zombies, journalism and blogging! Even before opening this book I knew it just had to be made of awesome. And yes, Feed has everything you want from a zombie novel – suspension and action, some witty banter in the middle of fighting off a hoard of zombies, and a convincing background on how the outbreak occurred and what happened to the world and its inhabitants afterwards… Beside being a great zombie novel, Feed also examines the nature of fear and what it does to people, and in doing so manages to say quite a lot about the current state of the world.

Deadline – Mira Grant
Deadline is the second book in Newsflesh-series, a sequel to Feed, and it’s every bit as awesome as Feed was. It’s a fast-paced action story and it also gives everything a little more depth – the loveable if messed-up characters, the background and the workings of the virus that cures both cancer and the common cold but turns people into zombies, and of course the massive conspiracy behind it all. I read Deadline in one sitting and can already predict that the day Blackout, the third part of the series, comes out, I will be racing to the book store like the living dead were after me.

World War Z – Max Brooks
This is The Book that people on online zombie forums recommend beginners read as one of their first zombie books. (Yeah, I hang out on online zombie forums, and I’m not even ashamed of it!) And unlike usually, this books also lives up to expectations and truly delivers. Written like a collection of survivors’ interviews, it is one of the scariest things I have ever read. Not because of the amount of gore (of which there is surprisingly little) but because it feels like it could all happen: the reactions of people, the governments and the military. And their mistakes, too…

Can YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? – Max Brallier
I’ve always envied my American friends of their childhood spent reading choose-your-own-adventure books. I remember bumping into such a story only once, and the experience was mind-blowing. Luckily for me a genius called Max Brallier has now written a choose-your-own adventure zombie book for grown-ups, filled with hard decisions, foul language and several storylines that resemble a hilarious B-movie. There are naked ninja strippers, a comic con that turns into an epic battlefield – and the possibility to barricade yourself inside a Barnes&Noble in order to read zombie books and so prepare for the future. Needless to say, this was hands down the funniest book of the year.

Hungry for Your Love – edited by Lori Perkins
The idea of combining zombies with romance and erotica seems like a bad one, but amazingly enough Hungry for Your Love is not a disgusting book that only perverts will enjoy. Instead it’s a collection of short stories that range from the hysterically funny to the heartbreakingly sad – and yeah, some of them will get you a little hot, too! Like with any and every collection of stories written by a bunch of different authors, the quality of the stories varies a little, but all in all the book was such an interesting reading experience that it definitely deserves a place on this list.



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