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Best Zombie Books

Updated on September 21, 2014

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>If you're looking for some of the best zombie books, you've come to the right place! I'm a big fan of zombie books, zombie movies, zombie games and everything related to zombies (I even have zombie fridge magnets!). I think I've read all books on zombies that were published the last few years and some even from many years ago.

If you don't like zombies, I hope with these books I can transfer my passion for these lifeless and otherworldly creatures and the heroes that raise them, slain them and save the world from them.

Zombies have appeared in quite a lot of different fictional genres: from your typical horror novel, to some of the best post-apocalyptic novels, to paranormal romance and mysteries, zombies are everywhere. Let's face it, they have ingrained themelves in our lives, so all we can do now is learn about them and have fun with them.

Enjoy these books (the best and the newest) and if you know some novels that I haven't mentioned here, please add it to the list below, or let me know about it it in the Comments section at the bottom.

Also keep coming back as I'll constantly add and review newly published books.

Khost by Vincent Hobbes
Khost by Vincent Hobbes

Recent Zombie Book I've Read: Khost by Vincent Hobbes

Khost by Vincent Hobbes is one of those books that you'll be thinking about long after finishing it. It is so good that I can't even put it into words. It has monsters (zombie-like ones, of course), it has lots of action, great and likable characters, pretty much everything you need in a book to keep you engaged flipping the pages until the very last one.

The book is very now still, only been published this year and I only came across completely by chance. But I'm glad I did!

So what exactly is Khost? It is a place in Afghanistan where US Special Forces are sent to a cave filled with strange enemies that they have to fight off. Little do they know before entering the cave what exactly they are dealing with.

The actual story goes back to 1984 to a time when Russians did some experiments on the enemy forces with some truly dire and horrifying results. That part already was captivating enough that kept me going to see what happens next.

Fast forward to today when a Delta force team goes missing with only one person coming back from pure hell, who keeps telling his horror story about meeting monsters in a cave.

I won't give away more of the plot, but suffice to say, if you like books with monsters, if you like military thrillers with Delta Forces and Navy Seals, then this will be right up your alley. It will be a book that you won't forget any time soon, that I can promise.

World War Z
World War Z

World War Z by Max Brooks

I've already reviewed World War Z here in relation to post-apocalyptic novel themes, but I have to mention this book again because it's simply one of my favorite zombie novel of all times (and I've read quite a few so far).

This book has become a true classic both in the post-apocalyptic and the zombie novels genre. The story is quite interesting in that it's written in a rather journalistic style (that is truly engaging) in that if follows and talks to people who have survived the zombie war. The world has been overtaken by zombies, and but merely a handful of people have survived.

If you're scared of zombies per se, don't worry as this book doesn't really features them. They are instead mentioned by the interviewee so that the horrors of what zombies inflicted to humanity are given to you second hand.

It is such a wonderful book that I can only warmly recommend it, it's seriously good!

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead - by Max Brooks

Written by the same author who also wrote World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide is another awesome books on .. you guessed: zombies. Specifically about the zombie apocalypse. If the zombies took over the world, how prepared are you to survive?

Written in a rather humorous tone, this book makes many people think: oh boy, I'm not so prepared for a zombie attack as I thought I were!. It is funny, entertaining and left me really chuckling a few times. Some readers discarded the book because it scares people into believing zombies really exist.

What I say instead is just forget about the reality for a few hours, immerse yourself in the book and enjoy it for what it is: a highly entertaining, funny look at an alternate world where zombies could indeed, take over the world. What would YOU do to protect yourself?

Often, a school is your best bet-perhaps not for education but certainly for protection from an undead attack.

— ~Max Brooks, The Zombie Survival Guide

The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye

If you're a zombie fan, you must have seen The Walking Dead TV show (it's already on Season 2). As with any good Tv series, the graphic novels have already been written and they can be bought online. Being a zombie fanatic, of course I had to buy them (all 15 of them and the Survivors' Guide), and let me tell you, if you get them, you won't be disappointed.

Not only the books are fabulous, but the art is also excellent. Any comic book collector is proud to own this entire series. If you get it, I suggest you get the whole series in one go, else you'll be left salivating for the rest of the books while waiting impatiently for them to some point (like me - big mistake!)

Monster Island: A Zombie Novel - by David Wellington

Manhattan is taken over by zombies after an epidemic has all but killed the human population. The story takes place 6 weeks after the epidemic.

The book is highly original (which is refreshing, considering the many books on zombies that have popped up recently) and I think you'll really enjoy it. While I don't want to give the plot away, let's just say that not all zombies are alike. Some can think and even speak.

This is the very first book in his zombie series, followed by Monster Nation and Monster Planet, each of them worthwhile reading, especially if you're fan of the new emerging Zompocalyptic genre.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen

If you think that zombie novels should be all grim, full of horror and bad tension, you're way behind the times. Fact is, zombies can be fun - and ARE fun in this truly hilarious book.

It is just so out there that there's no way that you wont' feel something very strong about it: either love it or hate it with a vengeance.

Basically the plot is pretty much the same as in the original Jane Austen book. With a couple of exceptions, of course. Afterall, it's a zombie novel. Many things that were kind of puzzling in the original novel make much more sense now.

The way people acted, the hidden agendas, all will be revealed in this truly enjoyable novel that doesn't take itself too seriously. And you shouldn't do it either.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.

— ~Seth Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary

by Stephen King

A true classic by now, this book by Stephen King really does his writing justice. I loved it (but then I love all Stephen King's books).

It is about a family moving to a small town, about dead children and a pet cemetery, and a scary atmosphere that will really give you sleepless nights unless you're already used to Stephen King's writing - and maybe even then. I can safely say that this is one of his scariest books to date. It's truly a horror book of the classic type.

If you own a cat, you might want to skip reading this book. You'll definitely never look at cats the same way again.

Oh and if you're a goth, as someone over at Goodreads so well said 'you'll become 5% gother'. Nuff said.

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Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1) - by Mira Grant

Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1)
Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1)

If you're read the first book in the series, here is Book 2 to keep you company. Don't pick up to read this book unless you've read the first, else a couple of things might not make sense, or you'll feel out of order with it all. The book follows the brother and sister Georgie and Shawn Mason a few months after the story in the first book ended.

Book 3 in the trilogy, apparently called Blackout) is not published yet.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

by Carrie Ryan

This is the first book in a new zombie horror series, one that I really enjoyed reading. Mary is a teenager with her typical problems, down at the river, when the sirens go off. The zombies, also called the Unconsecrated, are kept outside of the village by a chain-link fence that keeps the last part of non-infected humanity still intact.

Unfortunately Mary doesn't want to live forever within the confinements of the fence in the village, so she and a few of her friends get out and...then the horrors start...

It's strange that this is one of those books that you either love or hate. It got lots of mixed reviews at Amazon and I had fun reading them all - because those who loved the book, were right. But also those who hated the book, were tight as well. Read it for yourself and see what I mean.

Blood is really warm,

it's like drinking hot chocolate

but with more screaming.

— ~Ryan Mecum, Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your...Brains
Patient Zero
Patient Zero

Patient Zero (Joe Ledger #1)

by Jonathan Maberry

So far we've talked about post-apocalyptic books, about horror novels, even romantic novels. How about a police action thriller for a change?

When I read this book, I had a visual image in my mind of Jack Bauer playing this (Kiefer Sutherland from 24). The main role of this book fits the character of Joe Ledger perfectly, in my opinion. It's full of action and suspense, so the plot never gets boring. Joe Ledger is an ex-Baltimore detective, who now is fighting terrorists for Homeland Security. One of his latest jobs is to defeat the terrorist cell who threatens to release a powerful zombie bio-weapon.

There is everything in it: a global terrorist thread, zombies, bio weapons, a secret agency from the government, and of course the irresistible action hero who will kick some serious zombie butt, a bit of comedy that leaves you chuckling now and then. Recommended if you like this cookbook of plot and suspense.

I Zombie I
I Zombie I

I Zombie I

by Jack Wallen

I Zombie I is another great zombie apocalypse novel Relatively recently published (in 2011), it has quickly picked up in popularity as more and more people got to read it.

Jacob Plummer is a reporter who (I do have to give that much away) turns into a zombie. And he is the one to tell the story. It's an awesome one, let me tell you. The book genre is a thriller that never gets really boring. And this is why I urge you to buy the next two books in the series as well, as if you start reading this, you'll want to continue without even one day of delay in between.

I actually had a few giggles throughout as well, something that broke at times the suspense and let me breath out as well. Great read(s).

Breathers: A Zombie's Lament - by S. G. Browne

Breathers: A Zombie's Lament
Breathers: A Zombie's Lament

This book is a zombie story with a twist. It is fun, (hilarious at times) and if you like the dark comedy genre (and zombies of course), you'll be in great company! The story is about a newly created zombie who feels alienated in a world that don't consider zombies human (how dare they!).

But it's not all comedy. You have romance, action, more action, gore, pretty much everything you want tin a good zombie read to keep you occupied for hours. It does have a new fresh look on zombies - fun and enjoyable instead of brain sucking monster. So if you don't like zombies, maybe this book will change your mind about them. Give it a go, you won't regret it.


Hollowland - by Amanda Hocking

This book is both a zombie novel and a dystopia novel. I have to warn you, this book is mostly for YA (young adults) who love romances, paranormal fun and stories with zombies. However that doesn't mean that you shouldn't read it. It's really a fun read, and while i haven't read the rest of the series yet, I will pick them up soon.
The first in The Hollows series, this book is about Remy, a young heroine who really kicks some butt. She is strong headed and determined to find her small brother, Max King.
If you've loved The Hunger Games (while that one is not about zombies), I have a feeling you will like this one as well.

This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.

— ~Amanda Hocking, Hollowland

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      Shanna Rigg 21 months ago

      I am currently reading the Deadrise Series by Siara Brandt. There are five books in the series and I am on book number two. I got them on Amazon for my kindle.

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      Doreen B 3 years ago

      I read "What If Zombies Were Nice" real cute! I picked it up for my nine year old grandson, he loved it!

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      I don't think I've ever read a book about zombies though World War Z is in the house somewhere... Sharing your page on my Pinterest board Got Zombies.

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      booklover160 4 years ago

      you have got to ready "what if zombies were nice" by Elizabeth Snyder, it is such a new take on zombies and good for kids to adults which is really weird because you woulnd't think a storyline could range that much in age but it does. If Time Burton were to pick this up it would be phenomenal.

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      newworldlasertag 4 years ago

      "The Zombie Notebooks" was really funny, yet, kinda gross. It reminded me of Buffy, with zombies instead of vamps.

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      BlueSheepdog 4 years ago

      Pet Semetary was one of King's books that I thought he was really just phoning it in. The plot didn't have any surprising twists and didn't seem terribly frightening. There are a lot of his books I like, but that is not one of them.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      "Zombie Missouri" for zombie humor and gore.

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      Bigwas 4 years ago from Philippines

      I did not know that World war z is also a book, I taught it is just a movie

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      MaiAki 4 years ago

      I def going to check out kost, it looks cool.

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      BarbsSpot 4 years ago

      @Lensmaster...Who doesn't love a Zombie book? Congratulations on this Lens' Purple Star!

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      BigBadBear 4 years ago

      Man, these zombies are cropping up like weeds.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I'm trying hard to get it about zombies, I'm almost there. I am more the fluffy bunny type normally, but I am open minded. This is an extremely thorough review, I think the book Breathers sounds the most promising. Pinned to my Zombies and Vampires board.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've read all of Amanda Hocking's books, Rhiannon Frater, Carrie Ryan and Dead Sea by Brian Keene...i really enjoyed it, it was an awesome journey...Rhiannon Frater's book the last book SIEGE made me so emotional that people were wondering why im crying my eyes out...thank you very much...please do update your list i will be visiting your page again

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      drcarl 5 years ago

      Mom starred in a zombie movie; a true B movie: "Zombies of Mora Tau." She did a lot of screaming. For her birthday one year, I edited-up a copy with all her screaming scenes pasted/assembled together. She screamed for something like 10 or 15 minutes - LOL!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      COOKIE (A zombie Apocalypse) by scarlett dupree. Brilliant.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A series I really enjoyed was The Remaining by DJ Molles . It is zombie-esque closer related to 28 days later but a great read.

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      mltnpnw 5 years ago

      I love zombie stuff! Great lens. Thanks for recommending these books.

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      Actiongames LM 5 years ago

      Nice book line up, very interested in a few of them. Thanx for the lens

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      Mortira 5 years ago

      Thrilled to see the very sharp World War Z at the top of this list!

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      @TraderGirl LM: I'm really glad you enjoyed them!

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      RosaMorelli 5 years ago

      I love a good zombie movie, but I haven't read many undeadly books - glad I came across your collection of them, looking forward to reading these now.

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      ilovequotes lm 5 years ago

      Nice compilation. I will add some of these to my must-read list.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi there. Thanks for all the great ideas. I too love me some zombie novels!!! You really should check out a new little trilogy. It's called Zombie Games by Kristen Middleton. I was searching for some cheap new zombie Ebooks on Amazon and came across it. I almost didn't give it a try because the cover pictures are just pretty cheesy. But the first one was free. I ended up buying the 2nd and 3rd, and found out she is writing a 4th that should be done next month. Very easy read, definitely a YA novel! But also quite believable. Anyway, thought it was worth mentioning.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Jesse Petersen's Married With Zombies series is great! Funny, scary, gory, it's got everything!!

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      mikes-cool-stuff 5 years ago

      Zombies are all the rage now. There are hundreds of movies about them and one of the top rated TV shows now is "The Walking Dead". Great Zombie books you have here. Also thanks for liking one of my lenses.

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      Synergise2011 LM 5 years ago

      I have a love/hate relationship with the zombie genre. I used to really like it but got fed up when it felt like everyone was knocking out really bad zombie fiction. However, it seems as though a lot of good stuff is coming out at the moment. I will have to check out your recommendations.

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      TraderGirl LM 5 years ago

      Had to come back to let you know I got two of the books you recommended. Jonathan Maberry's "Patient Zero" and "Dragon Factory". I read "Patient Zero" over the weekend - I couldn't put it down. Joe Ledger is one of my new favorite "heroes" and Bunny. I just like Bunny. Patient Zero had me on the edge of my seat - a real page turner. Currently reading "Dragon Factory" - can't wait to pick up reading where I left off.

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      hideki7771 5 years ago

      You have forgotten the ancestor of zombies books. I am legend by Richard Matheson.

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      Jogalog 5 years ago

      I love to scare myself with these type of books!

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      ChristineHudson 5 years ago

      Now I can another book in my to-read list. Thanks for the informative post!

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      TechPleasure 5 years ago

      Awesome collection!! I have read Area 187 - Almost Hell. It's interesting! Will check out some of the books from above as well!

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      DDLewis 5 years ago

      Great resource for Zombie reading materials! I was never a Zombie fan until I began watching "The Walking Dead." I'll be downloading some of these books to my Nook.

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      Alessandro Zamboni 5 years ago from Italy

      I like the zombie topic, and I was introduced to this topic by the famlus tv series "The Walking Dead". Now I'm a post-apocalyptic zombie lover :)

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      tom-hawk-712 5 years ago

      LOVE the zombie campaign poster, BRAINS.

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      OMGacademy 5 years ago

      Great list of books!

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      xisniel lm 5 years ago

      Anything zombie always spices things up!

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      TraderGirl LM 5 years ago

      Very good lens, I'm very jealous. I never knew there was this much stuff about zombies. Your lens is a great resource. I would like to add a book from one of my lenses. I didn't see the title here but I may have missed it. It's entitled, "Brains: A Zombie Memoire" by Robin Becker. A self-aware zombie's point of view on the whole zombie thing and their place in society.

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      FashionMommy 5 years ago

      Interesting inputs on Zombies!

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      WashingtonCars 5 years ago

      I'm going to have to check some of these books out!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      There is a new up-and-coming zombie book I have personally read that was very entertaining called After America: Apocalypse. It's a pretty quick read and keeps your attention. I would definitely recommend this. There is only one out at the moment but the second book is apparently on the way.

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      Louidam1 LM 5 years ago

      You got a great collection of Zombie books! I'm not a Zombie book reader since I'm too chicken to read them. LOL! Blessed!

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      makorip lm 5 years ago

      My absolute favorite author - Stephen King.

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      crstnblue 5 years ago

      Great collection of zombies books!

      Thumbs up for your great job done!

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      hopkism 5 years ago

      Wow! This is an extensive list! I grabbed the Walking Dead comic years ago and was hooked. With the show I became an instant fanboy. I'll definitely be taking a look at some of these other options. Thanks for sharing!

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      TeacherSerenia 5 years ago

      Interesting genre to choose. Not one I would be willing to read....

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I love zombie movies and am surprised I have not ventured into zombie books sooner. Recently I read the Hollowland series (only two books so far) and enjoyed it. I would call it pretty mild. I had read one of the author's other series which led me to this. I wish the series had been longer. Thanks for the recommendations, at least I have some place to start.

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      Kae Yo 5 years ago

      Great list of zombie books! I will definitely be coming back to refer to these often. Thanks.

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      john9229 5 years ago

      So many Zombie books! Oh! it remind me the plants and zombie games... miss it!

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      PamelaPamela 5 years ago

      I just started watching The Walking Dead. But I didn't know there was so many zombie books! Thanks for the lens!

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      GabrielaFargasch 5 years ago

      How unique! I have never read a zombie book before! Now I want to! â¢___â¢

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      Corrinna Johnson 5 years ago from BC, Canada

      I have read quite a few of these zombie books and now I have a few more to add to my reading list :) Thanks for this amazingly informative and beautifully laid out lens!

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      keegan7265 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed Day by Day Armageddon, which I was recommended for by a teacher.

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      GigHarborHome 5 years ago

      owww,,creepy yet I like the ideas of yours.

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      Genesis Davies 5 years ago from Guatemala

      I really have to read World War Z. I loved The Zombie Survival Guide. Very useful stuff. :) Also, Married with Zombies is a good, comedic book with just enough action to make it fun.

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      Resident-Nerd 5 years ago

      It is funny just how far you can go down the rabbit hole into zombies in general. Great lens!

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      I love everything zombie too.

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      Mawkjump 5 years ago

      I've read a few of the books you listed, and now I have so many more to add to my own reading list. Thank you! May the zombies spare you when the end comes!

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      Aibrean82 5 years ago

      I used to love zombie movies but now they give me nightmares.... Perhaps I should try reading a book instead.

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      Jukebox LM 5 years ago

      I got the Zombie Survival Guide for Christmas. It may not be the 8best* zombie book out there, but great for a laugh and to read bits aloud to a long-suffering roommate. :-D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow.. very long comment list.. Greta lens with some great books, i know one thing is for sure, when the Zombie outbreak happens.. i will be going to one place ! Max Brooks !

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      mike137 5 years ago

      I loved this brand new zombie novel on amazon kindle. Great story lines,subplots,characters and the zombie virus just went super high tech in this gem. Don't want to ruin it for the rest in this must read zombie apocalypse. I hope Hollywood makes a movie out of this one. wow... The name of the book on amazon kindle is called "The Nanobot Conspiracy: Fear The Dead"

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Well this is certainly another side of you. My policy is to say that I have never met a zombie I didn't like and extend a hand of friendship....just in cast. Looks like you have a winner on your hand with all the interest in zombies these day. You have great reviews of books that I probably will never read....I like sleeping with both eyes closed!

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      pyngthyngs 5 years ago

      I am a HUGE The Walking Dead fan, so this lens is right on for me. I'll have to check out some more zombie literature. Thankfully you have laid that out for me.

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      deckdesign 5 years ago

      Great selection of Zombie books. I also really like the zombie sign. I need to get one of those.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't know if this ison the list, bit i reccoment The reapers are the angels by alden bell, its really worth the read.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Now It Begins by J.S. Desiato. Could you check out my first book and let me know what you think. You can find it on for Kindle and

      e-mail me at

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It's a short story called Zombie Messiah , I loved it. It was fast paced story that never let up. Plus the main zombie killer was a 70 yr old ex Marine named Grandma, And the ending completely creeped me out.

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      xtianfriborg13 5 years ago

      Do you believe in the possibility of Zombie apocalypse? Just asking

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      audrey07 5 years ago

      I have read Pet Sematary by Stephen King but it was a long time ago. Come to think of it, it has been a while since I picked up a zombie book!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have just finished zombie fallout 5, and this series is a must read. Darkly sarcastic and funny, it will have you giggling to yourself while attempting not to gag on the smell of rotting flesh.

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      momsfunny 5 years ago

      i'd definitely watch world war Z!! i hope it doesn't disappoint me. thanks for all the wonderful share!

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      xtianfriborg13 5 years ago

      Haven't read any of those, but I'd really love to read them! Hope there are copies on the bookstore near us!

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      sweetstickyrainbo 5 years ago

      I wonder if my library has World War Z yet?

      Happy Merry DoomCember!

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      The only zombie books I have read are Amanda Hocking's Hollowland and Hollowmen, both part of The Hollows series. I enjoyed both of them. Entertaining quick reads.

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I see that I am far behind when it comes to things zombie. Except maybe Rob Zombie. :-) I'll have to catch up. Enjoyed your lens Marcia.


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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Check out an ebook at in the Kindle Bookstore called the Lemon Man by Ron Wells 2012. It will scare the socks off your feet if you're tired of the same old zombie crap....

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      Jasonsuffolk 5 years ago from Ipswich, England

      My teenage daughter loves all things Zombie. In fact, before noon she is one! I'm sure she'll love finding new zombie books to read.

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      Katerina Kostaki 5 years ago from Athens,Greece

      I am writing a new novel on alien zombiesand I feel that your lens helped me a lot on my search for books and info on zombies

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      mockingbird999 5 years ago

      Just finished World War Z. Really enjoyed it.

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      @JaShinYa LM: Thanks JaShinYa for the recommendations, I'll check them out.

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      victoriuh 5 years ago

      I love Zombie Fallout, I noticed you had it on one of the list. The writing is a bit rough, but the author is a great storyteller.

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      JaShinYa LM 5 years ago

      This is an excellent list! I liked Zombie Island and Patient Zero. You should also check out "Infected" and my current favorite "Rot and Ruin" also by John Mayberry

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      @anonymous: Hi Penny, I've added a bit above a new section on Zombie books for kids, which are recommended for children around ages 8-12. These books are nearly not as scary as the ones for adults, and some are actually really fun. You should check them out.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a 9 yr old granddaughter that loves zombie stuff. We are trying to get her interested in reading. At this point I do not care what it is just so she reads. She is an average 9 yr old that gets scared of but loves to watch and play zombie. Can you recommend any of these books for her. It is not the scary it is the understanding of the words. She reads at a 4th grade level

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'd never thought of Pet Cemetery as a zombie book, but definitely my favorite if classified as such

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      Paul Turner 5 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      I have seen a few zombie movies but I have never read a zombie book. Thanks for so many choices.

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      MedallionPress 5 years ago

      These all look very good. One to check out- Zombie's Don't Cry by Rusty Fischer. Book One in the Living Dead Love Series.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think one of the better books/series is "LZR-1143" by Bryan James. It has 3 books that cover the post apocolyptic survival to the zombie invasion. Also good is "Area 187-Almost Hell" by Eric R. Lowther. This one involves politics, government cover-ups, and zombies. Another reader also suggested the "Zombie Fallout" series by Marc Tufo. All of these books I couldn't put down until I finished them. Action packed and you can empathize with the characters.

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      CoffeeWriter LM 5 years ago

      With four kids under 12, zombies are a big thing in this household.

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      HarrietC LM 5 years ago

      Pet Sematary was the book that got me hooked to the horror genre...though I must say, Stephen King still writes the best spooky novels.

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      RichLeighHD 5 years ago

      Some great picks here for sure! Walking Dead Rise of the Governor is another worthy inclusion I reckon. Great novel to read if you're a fan of the comics...

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      GoAceNate LM 5 years ago

      I've got a lot of these books. If you want a cool read The David Wellington books, Monster Island, Monster Planet and Monster Nation are fantastic. They're part of a 3 part trilogy. Awesome reads! Oh yeah Blessed this lens. Kudos.

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      sunny saib 5 years ago

      Have watched almost all zombie films till date but never a book! Good selection, must try one..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Anti-Sentient by Linda J. Butler is a new book and a new take on the zombie lore.

      It explains how zombies come to be and it is plausible to the point of being frightening. It could actually happen.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love Zombies, love books, movies, anything about zombies. Even Plants vs Zombies excite me. One of the best zombie books I came across couple of weeks ago whilst browsing the endless book supplies of the great was "The Undead" by RR Haywood. It was free as well. I loved it. If you lke a bit of gore and a bit of humour, you'll love it. Worth reading, definitely.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Might we humbly suggest "The Dying of the Light: End" by Jason Kristopher, a full 400+ page book that's been called "The best zombie book since World War Z" and currently has 4.2 stars with 85 reviews on Amazon. Since your spam filters prevent linking, please consider reading the book!

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      @anonymous: Can you believe it, I'm actually reading it just now - I will post a review of it once I've gone through it. I was studying Shakespeare in highschool and it's almost uncanny how this writer manages to write just like Sh. - just weirdly awesome!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      There's a new one you should check out called "Hamlet Z". It is a version of "Hamlet" with zombies integrated into the original play (yes, the new dialogue is written in blank verse, and it is blends with Shakespeare's dialogue seamlessly). The writer takes it very seriously and I was amazed...takes the plot in new unexpected places, has some pretty horrific scenes, and the poetry of it is beautiful. Of all the zombie things I've read, I've never read anything like it. It's available on Amazon.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think I will read I Zombie. It looks interesting; something from the zombies point of view.