Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Tale of Two Zombies

I am listening to a terrific zombie book right now called The Reapers Are Angels by Alden Bell. DPL has the book, I downloaded the audio from NH Downloadable books. It is an intense story of a young woman making her way across an America remade by a zombie plague. It's hard to get out of the car when Temple is trying to escape a clan of mutants or running from the vengeful brother of a man she killed. Gripping and occasionally gory. Another book just came in for me, Zone One by Colin Whitehead. Zone One is a much more literary examination of what happens to society when a plague decimates most of its members, and sad to say, it is just not as enthralling as Temple's story. It seems like zombies are the new vampires. Since it is almost Halloween I  have to esquire, which creature do you prefer to read about; vampires, zombies, werewolves or ghosts?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:06 PM

    I prefer classic ghost tales like The Turn Of the Screw or the stories of M.R. James. That which is left to the imagination is far more scary than that which is revealed. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for that old rascal, Dracula. I first read the book when I was 11, and have probably re-read it a dozen times. So much classier than today's vampires.


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