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Best New Zombie Tales (Vol. 2)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Want the Greatest Zombie Stories Ever Written?
Over 100,000 words
Includes Amazing Fiction by:
Bram Stoker Award Winner, David Niall Wilson
British Fantasy Award Nominee, Rio Youers
Bram Stoker Award Nominee, Nate Kenyon
Multiple Award Winning Author, Cody Goodfellow
Authorlink New Author Award Winner, Tim Waggoner
George Turner Prize...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Books of the Dead
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Another good collection of stories. Not as many real standouts like the first collection but there were some good ones that could be developed into full length stories. Most importantly there were no stinkers or political sermons dressed up as stories. My favorites included: coming home, the truth about brains, gravedigger, viva las Vegas, dredging up the dead, camille smiled, and the finger. Special nod to "the old man and the dead" because daring to write as papa Hemingway takes a lot of stone...more
Before you read any further, my Fanboy Disclaimer: I dig anthologies. The reason I love them is simple; I have a problem. Every book I open, I finish. Most days, I’ve got so much to do I just don’t have time to take a big enough bite to satisfy the hunger. That can get really frustrating; especially if it’s not that great a book. The solution, for me, has been copious amounts of Anthologies. In general, most anthology stories are open and shut in an average twenty-five pages. Have an hour? BAM!...more
David McDonald
Those familiar with my reviews will know that I love postapocalyptica and all that is the world going to hell in a handbasket. Inevitably, probably in no small part to the current surge in popularity due to shows like AMC's The Walking Dead, many of these tales focus on zombies; and I have always enjoyed this horror sub-genre, albeit that there are varying levels of quality in the stories produced in print and on screen.
Books of the Dead Press, helmed by respected author James Roy Daley, have pr...more
After enjoying Vol 1 of this book, I thought for sure Vol 2 would be at least just as good. I was severely disappointed. Most of the stories were boring and unimaginative. Out of the 20 stories, I only enjoyed about 3.
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Mort Castle is a horror author, editor, and a writing teacher with more than 350 short stories and a dozen books to his credit.
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