Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Book Review II---The New Dead

Finished another book and here's what I thought of it. The New Dead edited by Christopher Golden. Yes another collection of Zombie stories. This one did not seem to have as much of a theme as the previous book. Guessing it was supposed to be about those recently coming back but the only theme I could find was the Zombies have been around for a while and are accepted or at least have been dealt with. Some of the Main Characters are Zombies and some aren't. One story did not have a Zombie in it at all just a pool hustler getting killed.

Still some of the stories were really good. The Zombie Who Fell from the Sky by M. B. Homler was constructed well. Ghost Trap by Rick Hautala was predictable but posed some good questions. Weaponized by David Wellington had some interesting Zombies. Twittering from the Circus of the Dead by Joe Hill a story told by narration through twittering. Of course the Max Brooks story Closure was good and kept in his World War Z storyline.

Like most collections read it but if one story does not grab you drop it and go to the next. There will be a better one later.

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