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Jun 13, 2015 03:23PM

909 Z-Nation is just awesome.

Makes a great show to watch just for the fun of it. Campy and just enjoyable as hell.
Dec 20, 2013 04:08PM

909 I was surprised at how good The Rising was. Dark and gritty, just the way I like it! And when it comes to horror, sometimes you have to try and push the limits, and Keene isn't afraid to cross that line.
Dec 19, 2013 12:59PM

909 Thanks Kristin. I had a lot of fun writing it.
Thanks Mike.
Dec 19, 2013 07:30AM

909 "Thousands of zombies
Thirty hours
Ten hunters
The 9th annual Death Defying tournament is in full swing, and this year's competition promises to deliver more zombie slaughtering action to fans than ever before.
Professional zombie hunters, mercenaries, volunteers, soldiers, and exiled convicts square off in the ultimate challenge to see who is the zombie slaying champion.
The clock is ticking, and bodies are piling up.
Who will be left standing, and more importantly, who will be victorious?
Happy Hunting--The Warden"

Hey folks, just letting everybody know about a free zombie book coming out soon. I don't usually promote my works very often, but when a book is free, I like to let people know about it. Death Defying is a project I've been working on for awhile and I plan on making it a perma-free novel to try and get some interest in the series. The series is about a widely televised zombie killing tournament called Death Defying. Writing these books was a lot of fun in that I could try and jam in as much zombie action into a book as possible. It was a lot of fun to write, and I hope it's half as fun to read, and for free, why not give it a try?
Here's the facebook event page to follow the book's release closely. The book is finished, it just needs another good round of edits.
Sep 28, 2013 09:51AM

909 I've been a member of this group for awhile but haven't been as active as I'd like. I'm the biggest fan of zombie books alive! Or Unlive, not sure how to define it yet.
I review for and occassionally write a book or two.
Sep 28, 2013 09:49AM

909 booth
Sep 19, 2013 06:48PM

909 Lucky
May 23, 2013 08:48PM

909 Tankbread is fantastic. Paul's very humble and he's working on Tankbread 2. TankBread got picked up by Permuted Press a few months ago.
Monster Island is fantastic, absolutely great.
I haven't read Frater yet, but I would really like to.
May 23, 2013 08:30PM

909 Vincenzo wrote: "Come on! Lucio Fulci's "Zombie!" How about "Burial Ground?" I know... "Burial Ground" is campy and weird, but the zombie gore (and the ending) is something to check out."
I'll have to check it out!

awesome recommendations folks.
I haven't seen the Autumn movie, but I thought the book was good.
Apr 15, 2013 08:19AM

909 Love the discussion, folks. Now my watch list just tripled.
What did everybody think of La Horde?
Apr 09, 2013 04:34AM

909 Thanks Randy!
Apr 07, 2013 06:39PM

909 I've only seen a little bit of Dead Snow but I direly need to see the whole thing!
The Horde is brilliant.
Undead is okay, I liked the campiness of it.
Apr 07, 2013 07:16AM

909 Most people would probably say 28 days later. (and yes, I do consider that a zombie movie) but I wanna know what some of your favourites outside of America, i.e the 'Of the Dead' movies.
Dec 22, 2012 09:18AM

909 The Domain of the dead series by Iain McKinnon is fantastic.
909 Sounds like it could be an interesting book. Love the cover art.
Dec 08, 2012 05:03PM

909 I was just gonna mention Domain of the Dead but Randy beat me to it. Very good novel.
Dec 08, 2012 03:32PM

909 They're are a lot of great zombie novels out there to try out, and certainly a smorgasbord of styles and takes on the genre.

I've been a zombie book reviewer for awhile and I have read a crapload of zombie fiction, like you can't even imagine. I've seen a lot of bad ones, but there are some out there that are very good.
Characters are probably the key element to good zombie fiction and another thing is trying to give the entire book a whole new feel, such as finding a way to come up with a plot different from everything else out there. Too many people are trying to write zombie stories based around their own survivalist-vision of how they would respond to the Z-poc, and because of this the market is being flooded with all these sub-par stories.
Once in awhile you'll find a book that was written because the author had an original idea, and not a book soley written just to brush the author's survivalist ego. I've read a lot of zombie books that basically sounded like the author was yelling into my ear: "Hey! I'm perfect, and this is how I'm going to turn into Chuck Norris when the zombies come along". Okay, that's a big dramatic, but you get the deal.

A few great zombie books would be the Eden series by Tony Monchinski. What makes the series excellent is that most of the characters are rough around the edges, and they are certainly not saints. The dialogue is clever and it's a good overall series with a plot that's very hard to predict.
Iain McKinnon's Domain of the Dead and Remains of the Dead are excellent zombie books that are very well written. Again, the stories are great because the characters are far from perfect and they are a little gruff, but not too much that it overshadows their personalities.
The Return Man by V. M. Zito is another excellent novel. The main character seems a bit Chuck Norris-esque at times (moreso considering that this man was a doctor in the previous life) but the overall story and character development is very good. The writing is also top-notch.
Rot and Ruin is another solid series by Jonathan Maberry and it has some stellar character growth and plotline. It's a slow burn but it really delivers a great story and you give a damn about the characters.
If you like something that is way "out-there", I would advise David Wellington's infamous Monster Island trilogy if you like a bit of fantasy mixed in with your zombies. This series jump-started my love for the genre because it was fun to read.
If you want a great book that is well-written and displays great characters, I would go with Richard Cochran's Waiting to Die, a great zombie novel.
There are a few more but sometimes they are good to discover first-hand.
Also, I'm nearly finished Zombie Fallout and it is a lot of fun to read.
Nov 24, 2012 06:36AM

909 I don't think I would count Hater as a zombie novel but it's pretty good. Autumn was a fun read.

I haven't read the Infection series by Dilouie yet but I'm meaning to.
Nov 12, 2012 06:55PM

909 I look forward to reading it, Brenton!
Nov 11, 2012 07:58AM

909 Good to see some McKinney books in there, great guy.
Suzy, that's perfectly fine! I had a tough time narrowing it down to five. Great taste in zombie books.
The Return Man really impressed the heck out of me. Excellently written and had some amazing visuals.
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