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5 Zombie Books that KICK ASS

by on Feb.28, 2010, under Book

#5 Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry For Your…Brains (Paperback) written by Ryan Mecum. Image your a poet and your trapped in the middle of a Zombie Apocalypse you right poems about the ordeal. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but after some time I Loved it. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the haikus formed an actual story, instead of just being random haiku’s. Very creative and Very deserving for any Zombie fans collection.

What you are looking at is a document from the early days of the zombie plague. Little is known about the author before his infection–only that he was a poet. This facsimile of his actual journal recounts the events of humanity’s darkest hours through the intimate poetry of haiku. Inside you’ll find increasingly disjointed and terrifying three-line poems (all in the classic 5-7-5 syllable structure), and follow the undead poet on a journey through deserted streets and barricaded doors. Experience every eye-popping, gut-wrenching, flesh-eating moment of the eventual downfall of the human race from the point of view of a zombie, and gain insight to help you survive–if you can.

#4 Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection (Paperback) Written by Don Roff. What makes this Zombie Book great is the art and a compelling story. The main character is a scientist who is trying to survive a Zombie War, his ordeal is documented in a journal.

The year is 2011, and what starts as a pervasive and inexplicable illness ends up as a zombie infestation that devastates the world’s population. Taking the form of a biologist’s illustrated journal found in the aftermath of the attack, this pulse-pounding, suspenseful tale of zombie apocalypse follows the narrator as he flees from city to countryside and heads north to Canada, where he hopes the undead will be slowed by the colder climate. Encountering scattered humans and scores of the infected along the way, he fills his notebook with graphic drawings of the zombies and careful observations of their behavior, along with terrifying tales of survival. This frightening new contribution to the massively popular zombie resurgence will keep fans on the edge of their seats right up to the very end.

#3 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Paperback) Written by Max Brooks. This is easily the most popular ZOMBIE BOOK.Its popularity is very deserved, a excellent story about the Zombie Apocalypse. Word War Z is being made into a film with some heavy weight Hollywood backing can’t wait.
Heres a excerpt from Amazon.com

World War Z is a fictional account of a worldwide outbreak of the living dead in the near future and judging from some of the descriptions of places and events in the beginning of the book it won’t be too far in the future. WWZ is done in an interview-style format with each chapter consisting of first-person interviews of individuals who lived through the Zombie War from its initial outbreak to it’s final battles and mop-up operations. The sampling of survivors interviewed range from soldiers who fought the losing battles in the early going of the war when lack of information, outdated tactics, and illogical reactions to the zombie outbreak contributed to humanity almost losing the war. These soldier survivors explain how humanity became its own worst enemy when it came to protecting its own and combatting the growing ranks of the zombies. Some of the mistakes were unavailable as information on how to combat the zombies were far and few and even then most were unreliable. Some mistakes on the other hand many today would consider as unconscionable as war-profiteers and those willing to put keep a hold on their own power would sacrifice their own people to keep it so.

#2 Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Saga (Paperback) written by Z.A. Recht. This Zombie Book looks at a group of Army personnel as they travel across the United States after a Zombie Apocalypse. Out of the jungles in Africa the Zombie Virus arose. Once a human is infected they turn into a mindless killing machine (called runners in the book).. the infected are completely bleeding out as they rampage through the population spreading the virus. Once the infected are killed they rise again as shambling Zombies. I loved this type of Zombie and it makes it very believable how a zombie type virus could spread quickly through a ill prepared population.

If you like a more military look at the Zombie Apocalypse you’ll like this book. Most zombie books tend to be predictable, poorly written and fall prey to contrived and overused events. The Morningstar series is well written with interesting characters and imaginative but practical story lines. This book is non stop action that is believable and gore filled. There are Two books in the series both are equally KICK ASS, apparently there is a third book that was completed. Sadly the writer Z.A. Recht has passed away.

#1 Day by Day Armageddon (Paperback) written by J. L. Bourne. The story is told in first person journal format the narrator is a U.S. Naval officer (pilot). It starts off with him making notes about strange news about a disease coming out of China. The disease is a Zombie Plague and it quickly spread through out the globe. The Officer is some what of a survivalist so his house is adequately set up for a prolonged siege however the US military has other plans. The Hero is forced to evacuate his home as the Air Force begins Nuking all major population centres. The rest of the book is a detailed account of the pilot travelling finding survivors and trying to survive. Eventually He meets up with more people and bunkers down in a ICBM silo, soon however they find out that theres more dangerous creatures out there besides the Zombies.. RED NECKS.

Fucking Awesome book!

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Just Watched Dead Snow And its Fucking Awesome

by on Feb.28, 2010, under Movie, Video

Dead Snow

Dead Snow is a Norwegian comedy Zombie film, starring, Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Bjørn Sundquist, Ane Dahl Torp and Jenny Skavlan. It is directed by Tommy Wirkola. Dead Snow is about a group of students going to a remote cabin in the Norwegian countryside. They are planning on staying at a old cabin, there area around them happens to be a Nazi stronghold during World War II. Eventually some old creepy dude (AKA Local Hiker) is encountered and he tells them all about the horrible NAZI past the area had and how a the old Nazi commander was cursed and evil. Later that night the Nazi soldiers and their commander start rising from the dead and attack the Students. Everyone ends up getting butchered in some horrible way. This is a Funny Zombie Movie with plenty of gore, It’s like dead alive and evil dead but not quite as EPIC.The Norwegian girls are hot the movie is funny.. All in All fucking awesome.

Dead Snow has just recently been released on Amazon. The two-disc DVD includes the movie on one disc and extras on the other.

This is what Amazon had to say about it

“Nazi zombies.” Let us add two more: “Hitler’s gold.” Yes, it’s true. These are the elements of Dead Snow, a Norwegian horror picture that unleashes an undead blitzkrieg across an otherwise inviting winter landscape. The five vacationing med students who have blundered into this backcountry in search of fun have no idea that their actions will draw the attention of the aforesaid zombies of the Third Reich (what these reanimated corpses are doing in the mountains of Norway will be explained in good time). It would be nice to report that Dead Snow lives up to the outrageousness of its concept, but far too much of this thing is taken up with standard-issue slasher tropes: self-conscious dialogue about the plot’s resemblance to an Evil Dead scenario, gross-out moments for their own sake (a sequence in an outhouse is especially regrettable), and decidedly uneven acting. The movie earns a few points for a grabby nighttime opening sequence and its unhealthy devotion to the art of entrails stretching (which, when it comes to people hanging off snowy cliffs, can have practical applications you probably never even thought about). The enthusiastic mayhem can’t be denied, so if a sheer body count is your yardstick, Dead Snow comes across. But given the proximity of Nazi gold and the possibilities suggested by Hitler’s minions returning from their snowy graves, this movie disappoints.

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