Title: Zombie – An Anthology of the Undead
Authors: John Connolly, David Liss, Stephen R. Bissette, Tim Lebbon, Kelley Armstrong, Holly Newstein, Brian Keene, Jonathan Maberry, M. B. Holmer, Derek Nikitas, Mike Carey, Max Brooks, Aimee Bender, Rick Hautala, Tad Williams, James A. Moore, Joe R. Lansdale, David Wellington, Joe Hill. Edited by Christopher Golden.
PublicationsDate 18 March 2010
Paperback: 500 pages
The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in backyards, car parks, shopping centres. They devour our neighbours, dogs and policemen. And they are here to stay. The real question is: what are you going to do about it? How will you survive? How will the world change when the dead begin to rise?
I love a good zombie story, so when this book popped through my letterbox I squealed with delight. I’m not usually a fan of anthologies, not because I don’t think they are any good, but because I prefer a full-length novel. But as this was sent for review, I thought I would give it a go. And I am so glad I did.
The cover in itself made me a happy bunny – it’s fantastic. The artwork is by Per Haagensen and if you check out his website you will see other pieces of his work which are just outstanding. But it’s the stories inside that really count when buying a book and I think this anthology is jam packed full of great zombie stories.
I decided to only review three (links to reviews below) as I thought this would be enough to give you an idea of the different styles you would find from the many different authors who contributed to Zombie: An Anthology of the Undead. I have since read another four and for the most part I wasn’t disappointed.
You will find as you read through this anthology that there will be some stories you will like more than others, but it’s no different to reading novels, one author’s writing style will gel with you more than another. However, there are many talented and well known authors in this anthology and therefore I’m sure that you will find most of the stories to your liking. I also found quite a few knew-to-me authors so I look forward to reading those and maybe checking out some of their novels too. Overall, I thought this was an excellent anthology, a must have for any zombie fan.
Thank you to PIATKUS for sending me this book for review