Zombie Coloring Art Project

As movie monsters go, zombies are the most human.  They were human at one time.  So we are confronted with ourselves in a way, which is much more frightening and disturbing.  (George Romero)

My stories are about humans and how they react, or fail to react, or react stupidly.  I’m pointing the finger at us, not at the zombies.  I try to respect and sympathize with the zombies as much as possible.   (George Romero)

All Together Now by Robert Kent

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The government and a soda manufacturer team up to create a drug that will make people passive and agreeable.  The drug is believed to be a cure all for societies problems.

However, the drug has a major side-effect.  If used excessively, people become sick and turn into zombies.  Also, anyone that has traces of the drug in their system will turn into a zombie upon their death.

This is an excellent book.  It’s entertaining, as well as thought provoking.  The characters are relatable and it’s easy to feel wrapped up in their stories.

 

Cell Block Z by Matt Handle

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The zombie apocalypse starts when a new lethal injection drug is given to an inmate.  The inmate dies, but quickly turns into a reanimated corpse and goes on a killing spree.  The guards, witnesses, and the warden become his first victims and also turn into zombies.

The story is enjoyable and the characters are entertaining.  My only complaint is the abrupt ending.  It leaves the reader with a lot of unanswered questions.

Next Afterburn by Scott Nicholson

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Massive solar flares soak our planet in radiation and bring about an apocalyptic event.  Millions die from the blast.  Most of the remaining population (human and animal) become mutants.  There are only a small number of humans left and they are fighting for their survival.

The story is captivating at times and full of interesting twists.  However, the ending leaves the reader with to many questions and puts a damper on the entire book.

Santa Clarita Diet

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I watched the first season of Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix and loved the show.

The main character is a wife and mother that somehow manages to become a zombie or as they say in the show “undead.”  This causes a great deal of stress on the family and leads to some rather humorous situations.

The one thing I really liked about the show, is how the family stuck together no matter what happened.  They supported each other and refused to allow a little thing (like a zombie in the house) destroy their family unit.  I really like that concept.

The Alpha Plague by Michael Robertson

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Michael Robertson is the author of a book series called, The Alpha Plague.  The books are about a plague that turns people into wild man-eaters, similar to a zombie.  The story is interesting and intriguing.

My only compliant, is the dialogue.  The person talking could be a doctor, a middle aged business man, or even a young women; however, the phrases and words they used were identical.  It made the conversations seem a bit weird.

Other than that, I loved it and would recommend it.

Apocalyptic Stories

I enjoy books and movies with apocalyptic themes.  The cause may vary from zombies, to alien invasion, to a plague, or even a nuclear war; however, the stories tend to share certain characteristics.

The characters are ordinary people accomplishing great things in order to survive.  They display courage and determination in the face of dire circumstances.  They overcome great odds and attempt to build a better world.

That’s why I love apocalyptic stories.