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Old 06-15-2015, 12:59 PM   #541
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Graphic novels to me and to a lot of people aren't books.
Thank you for reminding the members of a board dedicated to reading how hilarious the thoughts of "a lot of people" are. I did a quick web-search: "define book"; yep, still hilarious.

Anyhow, I recently picked up Michaelbrent Collings' THE COLONY Omnibus. Has anyone here read that series? I'm not familiar with the author, I bought it based soley on the description: "Conversion is instant. Headshots just make them angry. And they’re getting smarter."
Emotionally numb zombies are bad enough, I'm eager to see how angry zombies behave. I wonder if they'll moan about what brains are the proper brains to eat. To a lot of zombies, arguments like that are important.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:45 PM   #542
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Just finished going through the whole thread and added a LOT of books to my wishlist. While searching and reading reviews I found several books previously mentioned that were FREE on Amazon so I thought I'd post them all here for your convenience.

Eden: A Short Story About The Zombie Apocalypse
Hollowland
Zombie Fallout
PaxCorpus
Year of the Dead
LZR-1143: Infection

I should add that I've only read (& enjoyed) Zombie Fallout but I will definitely be checking out the rest of these. Thanks for all the recommendations!

Found another one. I've read it and really enjoyed it:
Voyage of the Dead

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Old 06-15-2015, 10:59 PM   #543
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I saw only one mention of Book 1 in John Ringo's Black Tide Rising Series so I want to take time to recommend the whole series:
Under a Graveyard Sky
To Sail a Darkling Sea
Islands of Rage and Hope
Strands of Sorrow


Description for book 1:
Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines.

When an airborne “zombie” plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

For is up to the Smiths and a small band of Marines to somehow create the refuge that survivors seek in a world of darkness and terror. Now with every continent a holocaust and every ship an abattoir, life is lived beneath a graveyard sky.


I am a fan of much (but not all) of Ringo's work and a huge fan of his publisher, Baen. I REALLY enjoyed it. I highly recommend.
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:02 AM   #544
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Thank you for reminding the members of a board dedicated to reading how hilarious the thoughts of "a lot of people" are. I did a quick web-search: "define book"; yep, still hilarious.
Taking things out of context? "Forgetting" to quote the rest of the continuing text? Being snarky for snark's sake?

Yeah still not funny.
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Old 06-16-2015, 03:51 AM   #545
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I have a great recommendation. Gove a try to Paul is Undead by Alan Goldsher.



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Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to really meet the Beatles. This is a delightfully gory retelling of the Beatles' U.S. tour that reimagines the Liverpool foursome as bloodthirsty zombies who take over the world...literally!

For John Lennon, a young, idealistic zombie guitarist with dreams of global domination, Liverpool seems the ideal place to form a band that could take over the world. In an inspired act, Lennon kills and reanimates local rocker Paul McCartney, kicking off an unstoppable partnership. With the addition of newly zombified guitarist George Harrison and drummer/Seventh Level Ninja Lord Ringo Starr, the Beatles soon cut a swath of bloody good music and bloody violent mayhem across Europe, America, and the entire planet.

In this searing oral history, discover how the Fab Four climbed to the Toppermost of the Poppermost while stealing the hearts, ears, and brains of smitten teenage girls. Learn the tale behind a spiritual journey that resulted in the dismemberment of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Marvel at the seemingly indestructible quartet's survival of a fierce attack by Eighth Level Ninja Lord Yoko Ono. And find out how the boys escaped eternal death at the hands of England's greatest zombie hunter, Mick Jagger.

Through all this, one mystery remains: Can the Beatles sublimate their hunger for gray matter, remain on top of the charts, and stay together for all eternity? After all, three of the Fab Four are zombies, and zombies live forever.
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I have a great recommendation. Gove a try to Paul is Undead by Alan Goldsher.


You have my attention.

Where's the link?

Right here: http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Undead-Al...+undead+kindle

Ouch! ---- $10.99 for this one. And I want it.
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Sovereign Spirit Saga

Here's a trilogy that I really enjoyed (at least the first 2 books). Would love to know what anyone else thinks about it. Book 1 is free on Amazon!

The Sovereign Spirit Saga:
Voyage of the Dead
Flotilla of the Dead
Deluge of the Dead
Interludes in Hell
- short stories in the same universe.
Sovereign Spirit Saga: Volume One - Omnibus of Voyage, Flotilla & Deluge


Description for book 1:
Voyage of the Dead is the first book of the Sovereign Spirit Saga about survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse. Most of them are aboard a ship that is well equipped to survive the end of civilization, while others struggle to survive in a world suddenly overrun by undead cannibals. This is an apocalyptic adventure set within a horror genre, full of blood, guts, violence and the human emotions that fuel our survival instincts. While some scenes include graphic violence, it is intended to be more exciting than disgusting and more about using your brains than eating them. Welcome Aboard and Bon Voyage!

Books 1 & 2 I really enjoyed. Book 3 had a subplot about a biker gang raping and pillaging that was more than a bit disturbing. Also it unfortunately ends in a bit of a cliffhanger and not sure when "Volume 2" will be released (if ever).
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Old 06-16-2015, 03:36 PM   #548
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I loved World War Z. I didn't like The Zombie Survival Guide much, though, except for the recorded attacks appendix. That was cool.

I've also heard good things about I Am Legend, though I haven't read it myself.
I came to say I Am Legend. I haven't read many Zombie books, so I can't say which is 'best', but I did enjoy that one.
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