Sept. 13, 2006, 8:57 a.m. CST
The Survival Guide was great
Sept. 13, 2006, 9:51 a.m. CST
This book sounds great. I just read MONSTER ISLAND and loved it, so im in the mood for some more good zombie fiction. anything else out there that should be required zombie fiction reading?
Sept. 13, 2006, 11:51 a.m. CST
I didn't know there was an audio book, now I have to part with even more money. I loved the Zombie Survival Guide, it's cool that the son of Mel Brooks is as twisted as I am. I thought The Rising was really good, it's a different take on zombies, but pretty cool. They aren't zombies in the traditional sense, demons from another dimension are possessing the recently dead, humans and animals. People and the media don't get that they aren't like the mindless zombies from the movies, so that leads to them underestimating the undead. If your old school only, then maybe you won't like it, but if you don't mind new takes on zombies, you will probably like it.
Sept. 14, 2006, 12:30 p.m. CST
I just ordered this from Amazon and cant wait for it to get here! I had bought the Survival Guide for a family member but of course we never give out virgin books for Christmas so I had read it cover to cover in one sitting. Other good reads for Zombie fiction are the Autumn novels by David Moody. They are a bit rough around the edges but really convey that sense of "The world is over and we are a dieing breed" dread that just makes for a really good zombie apocolypse story. As for Keene, his stuff is a bit off the wall but at least a try at a new spin on an old market. You gotta love how he gives you complete character developement only to hack said character into peices in the next paragraph!
Sept. 26, 2006, 11:16 a.m. CST
I noticed a couple of people wondering about booksignings with Max Brooks. I wanted to let you know that he will be at Borders Columbus Circle (in the Time Warner Building) on Tuesday, October 10 at 7pm. He will read from, discuss and sign copies of World War Z. We hope to see you there.