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    Zombie Genre reading...suggestions welcome

    Here's a list of the series I've read. I love gore...the more graphic the better! I'm always looking for a new series to bite into.

    Resident Evil. SD Perry
    Autumn. David Moody
    Benny Imura. Jonathan Maberry
    The Becoming. Jessica Meigs
    Undead World. A.P. Fuchs
    Eden. Tony Moncihnski
    Joe Ledger. Jonathan Maberry
    Zombie Fallout. Mark Tufo
    Plague of the Dead. Z. A. Recht
    LZR-1144. Bryan James
    Hater. David Moody
    White Flag of the Dead. Joseph Talluto
    Newsflesh. Mira Grant
    Deadlocked. AR Wise
    As the World Dies. Rhiannon Frater
    Dead World. Joe McKinney
    Zombie Dawn. Michael Thomas
    Undead Nation. Brent Acuff
    Zombie Chronicles. Mark Clodi
    Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse. Shawn Chesser
    A New World. John O'Brien
    Infection. Craig DiLouie
    Day by Day Armageddon. JL Bourne
    Alaskan Undead Apocalypse. Sean Schubert
    The Gathering. Stephen Knight
    Flu. Wayne Simmons
    Dead of Night. Jonathan Maberry
    Rise Again. Ben Tripp
    Bones. Mark Wheaton
    Warm Bodies. Isaac Marion
    Snareville. David Youngquist
    Infection. Scott Sigler
    Monster Island. David Wellington (couldn't get into it...too much foreign language that I didn't understand)

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    Holy crap I need to read more!

    Don't forget World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide!

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    Wow, thanks for the list. I've looked around for z'd novels a few times and I have some of these but I find it hard to find more if you don't know the specific name. It seems in a lot of the recommended lists that many of the same few books are always mentioned (lol, see post above ). Thanks again.

    Would you be so bold as to rank or mention your favourites?
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    Zombie fiction seems to be one that I have trouble getting into. I enjoyed the first Joe Ledger book, but when following books strayed so far--I felt--from what the first novel brought that I lost interest. Maberry is a good writer though, and Joe Ledger has potential to be a really great character. Just something about the subject matter maybe.

    Bourne's Day by Day series started really strong as well, but falls apart in the third. He dropped what made the first book so good in favour of something more traditional, and he really didn't pull it off. I would have preferred to see him finish the series the way he'd started it instead of switching to a p.o.v. and style that he's obviously not comfortable with. At the same time it shows a willingness to take chances. He writes another book I'll pick it up.

    I've read close to half of those authors, and none of them really stick out in my mind. It's hard to find someone who writers really well, that has an interesting take on the genre, and is willing to commit to more than one book. Apparently, The Reapers Are The Angels by Alden Bell (Exit Kingdom is already out) is being turned into a series. I thought he had a pretty refreshing look at the genre, and had a great handle on the style he was writing in.

    Good list. I'm sure I'll pick up a couple of those titles.
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    I ranked them below, #1 of course being my favorite (and coincidentally the first I read).

    1. Autumn. David Moody
    2. As the World Dies. Rhiannon Frater
    3. White Flag of the Dead. Joseph Talluto
    4. Newsflesh. Mira Grant
    5. Zombie Fallout. Mark Tufo
    6. Zombie Dawn. Michael Thomas
    7. Undead Nation. Brent Acuff
    8. Zombie Chronicles. Mark Clodi
    9. LZR-1143. Bryan James
    10. Alaskan Undead Apocalypse. Sean Schubert
    11. Dead World. Joe McKinney
    12. The Becoming. Jessica Meigs
    13. Undead World. A.P. Fuchs
    14. Plague of the Dead. Z. A. Recht
    15. A New World. John O'Brien
    16. Resident Evil. SD Perry
    17. The Gathering. Stephen Knight
    18. Day by Day Armageddon. JL Bourne
    19. Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse. Shawn Chesser
    20. Eden. Tony Moncihnski
    21. Warm Bodies. Isaac Marion
    22. Deadlocked. AR Wise
    23. Infection. Craig DiLouie
    24. Flu. Wayne Simmons
    25. Infection. Scott Sigler
    26. Dead of Night. Jonathan Maberry
    27. Hater. David Moody
    28. Benny Imura. Jonathan Maberry
    29. Rise Again. Ben Tripp
    30. Snareville. David Youngquist
    31. Bones. Mark Wheaton
    32. Joe Ledger. Jonathan Maberry
    33. Monster Island. David Wellington

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    Did I miss any? I'm done with the podcast and in dire need!

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    Excellent choices! know 90% and read half of your list, not much into gore (juts take a look at my intro) more into survival side and other issues but your selecion is quite good.
    For those into Bourne's DbDA early style "The Kings of the Dead", by Tony Faville is an excellent journal style z-book you won't be dissappointed.

    BTW "Morningstar Strain" above "Day by Day"?... really?

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    I have read several of those listed, but my favorites have been the Brian Keene books. 'The Rising' and its sequel 'City of the Dead' and then his other book 'Dead Sea'. They are REALLY good, and have a bit of a different twist to them. Kinda shocked no one has mentioned them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REZombie View Post
    I have read several of those listed, but my favorites have been the Brian Keene books. 'The Rising' and its sequel 'City of the Dead' and then his other book 'Dead Sea'. They are REALLY good, and have a bit of a different twist to them. Kinda shocked no one has mentioned them yet.
    Mmmm... I read the Rising Series, but didn't like them. Soooo, I wouldn't recommend them. I mean they are well written but, they're not my kind of book (no spoilers here but, supernatural, reasonig and fast zombies are not high in my hit parade, and the ending... well not what I expected)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvglee View Post
    Mmmm... I read the Rising Series, but didn't like them. Soooo, I wouldn't recommend them. I mean they are well written but, they're not my kind of book (no spoilers here but, supernatural, reasonig and fast zombies are not high in my hit parade, and the ending... well not what I expected)
    reasoning and fast zombies are a part of the WA world and possibly even the supernatural part too. even the talking part in some cases.

    with that being said, his book The Dead Sea are your standerd zombies.
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