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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Zombie Phenomenon


It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but zombies seem to have invaded American culture. It began with preteen and teen boys, but now the zombie phenomenon seems to be everywhere. Of course, there is the popularity of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Also, authors such as Max Brooks have memorialized the creatures in tongue-in-cheek books such as The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, soon to be a movie with Brad Pitt. Brooks will discuss “10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack” on October 25 in the Board Auditorium at the Fairfax County Government Center. Seats are going fast. Sign up here.

A search of our catalog finds 119 items of zombie fiction listed. In addition to Brooks’ two books, here are a few more considered among the best:

Feed by Mira Grant

The Living Dead by John Joseph Adams

Monster Island by David Wellington

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (and sequels) by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

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