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Old 10-21-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Hi, I recently read "I Am Legend" i really enjoyed it and was wondering if someone can recommend something similar.

I love Zombie movies and post apocalyptic story lines. Thanks
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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I have read that book, and I personally don't know of any along the same lines. When it comes to zombies though, don't miss this thread. I personally would recommend "World War Z" as a zombie book to get you started.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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Maybe i should be a little clearer, it doesnt have to be exactly along the same lines. Really looking for good Zombie books, so thanks ill check that thread out.

I read some reviews of "World War Z" and a few people said that it was hard to really get attached to the characters because of how the book jumped from one personal account to another. This kinda puts me of reading it, but i may yet give it a look thanks.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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You know, technically, I am Legend was a vampire outbreak. They only came out at night, slept through the day, stake through the heart, etc., and all that other vampiric type stuff. Right?
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You know, technically, I am Legend was a vampire outbreak. They only came out at night, slept through the day, stake through the heart, etc., and all that other vampiric type stuff. Right?
Maybe the OP was talking about the movie
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Well, if you are looking for a good vampire story line where the bloodsuckers seem to be taking over and it looks like the end of everyone, you can try:

Salem's Lot by Stephen King
You have the same vampire take over, but limited more to the town in the book's title.

They Thirst by Robert McCammon
(If you can find it) Vampires taking over L.A.
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Hugh Howey has a new zombie book out, entitled I, Zombie. It's fairly gruesome and told from the zombie point-of-view.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #8
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The Passage is excellent, but probably 5 times as long as Matheson's book.
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Maybe i should be a little clearer, it doesnt have to be exactly along the same lines. Really looking for good Zombie books, so thanks ill check that thread out.

I read some reviews of "World War Z" and a few people said that it was hard to really get attached to the characters because of how the book jumped from one personal account to another. This kinda puts me of reading it, but i may yet give it a look thanks.
I have almost finished World War Z, and I'm not believing the hype personally.
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I have almost finished World War Z, and I'm not believing the hype personally.
Same. I'm a zombie fan and while it was a fun read, I don't think it's the be all and end all like most people do.
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+1 for The Passage but be advised this is supposed to be a trilogy (and the second book is just coming out now). The first book is, in some ways, very much like I Am Legend but with better characterizations and a wider sweep of 'future history.'
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:18 PM   #12
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haha yes i did read it, thats why i said similar to it. :P
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:22 PM   #13
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Thanks for all your replys its been very helpfull. Even though some one said The Passage was part of a trilogy i think ill give it a look.
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There are zombie novels out there aplenty, but I Am Legend is an acknowledged sf/horror classic, listed by many readers of those genres as one of their all-time favourite novels, and if you're looking for another book that is anywhere as good ... man, do not hold your breath.
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The Passage is excellent, but probably 5 times as long as Matheson's book.
I think I'll look into that myself when I finish my current book it does sound interesting.
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