Undead But Not Unappreciated

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Spring has sprung and so have the zombies.  I read an article in Publisher’s Weekly yesterday that said many readers, anxious for an escape from present reality, are turning to sci fi, fantasy and horror.   

Heck, I could have told them that if they would have asked me!  The undead, sort of undead but still biting people, and alive but scary, are all very active here at the library.

Take “Breathers: A Zombies Lament” by S G Browne, for an example.    Andy Warner, recently reanimated, is bummed because the living don’t like him anymore.  While attending zombie support groups, he goes on a journey of self realization.  Who knew that zombie fiction could be so existential and Zen? 

Or, how about “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!” by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith?   I don’t know about you, but I am RUNNING to put myself on reserve for that one! 

No library is complete without “The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead” by Max Brooks.  Brooks is the author of several zombie books and a real expert on the subject.  Thanks to him, I no longer worry about what I would do in case I was attacked.

Speaking of that, Commoncraft.com has a rock star quality video regarding zombie attacks and prevention.  Although it was made for Halloween, it still is relevant today.  Don’t leave home without viewing it!

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6 thoughts on “Undead But Not Unappreciated

  1. As a fan of zombie apocalypse movies, I believe the appeal of the genre is that we all think we are somehow special and would be one of the few survivors rather than one of the many victims. Does anyone watch the news and say to themselves “yep, I’m a gonner for sure” when they hear about swine flu, bird flu, mad cow disease, or <> <>? No, we all believe that we’ll be spared. This optimism must be an essential part of our survival instinct.

    Or maybe it’s just cool watching brains getting splattered.

  2. Hilarious! Just a couple days after your wrote this, I was working at the Farmington library and a patron came in asking for zombie books!

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