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Dec. 13th, 2015 | 05:28 pm
music: Frames - In This Boat Together
posted by: shaved_ape in zombie_survival

This week I have been mostly reading: Zom-B by Darren Shan.

This is the first book in a series of Zombie novels aimed primarily at the 'Young Adult' market. They have been around for a while and honestly, I do not know why I waited so long to pick it up. The book rattles along at a cracking pace, has great characters, a total capacity to surprise and in the best Romero tradition, the zombies are only part of the problem. Characters are dealing with racism and domestic violence long before the zombies shamble fully over the horizon. The horror is pretty graphic too. I would have lapped this stuff up as a kid. I'm lapping it up now - the next book is already lined up.

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from: xerhino
date: Dec. 21st, 2015 04:17 am (UTC)

Thanks for the review, that sounds pretty good. Maybe I can get my kids to read it with me. Zombie book club! :-)

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from: shaved_ape
date: Dec. 22nd, 2015 12:45 am (UTC)

The first book in the series was superb. I am just reading the third book at the moment and while the sequels don't have quite as much punch as the first, the series itself seems to be of a pretty high standard and the author seems to be fairly well regarded for his other work too.

My last three posts in this community have been about zombie books for the 'young adult' market. There seems to be plenty of good stuff available at the moment if you have kids that can be tempted by this stuff. The Charlie Higson series that started with 'The Enemy' have been my favourite though - seven books and they are all cracking fun.

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