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Zombie Appreciation Month

Zombie Appreciation Month – In Conclusion

Zombie Appreciation Month has been my first attempt to focus on a particular theme. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy the experience or not. I have to admit, I was concerned about spending an entire month reading about only one subject. It turns out my fears were groundless The novels that I have read this month have covered the full gamut of emotions. From the upbeat detective fun of Nekropolis to the gut wrenching fear of Zombie Apocalypse! Everything I've read has brought something new to the Read more [...]

Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

To round off Zombie Appreciation Month I've decided to read Handling The Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Set in Stockholm, during the midst of a heatwave, strange things are starting to occur. Electrical appliances won't switch off and everyone is suffering from unexplained headaches. Over the course of a single night, every person that has died in the previous two months is reanimated, including those that have been buried. The ever pragmatic authorities move from one disastrous idea to Read more [...]

Feed by Mira Grant

"The Good News: We Survived. The Bad News: So Did They". Imagine a world where scientists have cured cancer and defeated the common cold. Sounds idyllic, but what if this medical breakthrough leads to the creation and distribution of a virus that reanimates the dead. In Feed by Mira Grant we find an Earth where humanity has done just that.  The infected are a fact of life and everyone has been forced to live with the constant threat of zombies. In addition everyone has the virus. Unlike most Read more [...]

The Enemy by Charlie Higson

"They'll chase you, they'll rip you open, they'll feed on you..." I have a confession to make. I'm thirty six years old and when I first decided to do a zombie themed month on The Eloquent Page I didn't even consider including any young adult fiction. In the last couple of years I have read exactly two books that could be described as YA fiction. Both were pretty good, and I'll be reviewing one of them next month but I never thought something like zombie fiction could really exist for a younger Read more [...]

Nekropolis by Tim Waggoner

"This place has always been ruled by the vampire lords. Now they are plotting to destroy the city. Over my dead body". For the second entry in Zombie Appreciation Month we move away from the end of the world toward a detective novel with a twist. I'm sure you can guess the nature of the twist? Nekropolis by Tim Waggoner is the first outing for the zombie detective. Hundreds of years ago, Father Dis and the five lesser Dark Lords brought all of the Darkfolk together. To avoid continued persecution Read more [...]

Zombie Apocalypse! edited by Stephen Jones

Welcome to Zombie Appreciation Month. Throughout October The Eloquent Page will take a look at different interpretations of zombies in modern literature. To begin with I've decided to start with a classic theme. I give you The End of the World. Will humanity triumph over the worldwide zombie plague, or will the walking dead inherit the earth? It seems only fair that the first book that I'm looking at is the one that gave me the idea in the first place. There were a number of book launches at Read more [...]

Coming Soon – Zombie Appreciation Month

Throughout October The Eloquent Page will be concentrating on all things undead. I'll be reviewing a number of different literary interpretations of zombies.  From the latest anthology, via detective novels through to young adult fiction - I'll be taking a look at how everyone's favourite brain munchers have re-invented themselves over the last couple of years. You have been warned. Join me if you dare! [fb-share] Read more [...]