Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Everything's Coming up Zombies!


Let's face it...zombies are everywhere now. Not literally everywhere, mind you, because that would mean the zombie apocalypse is upon us and I don't have nearly enough ammo...yet. Zombies have been around a while, like vampires and werewolves, but they've seen an increase in popularity in the last couple years. Books, tv shows, movies, and video games....zombies are getting into everything.

 Somehow at The Bookstore, I've become the go-to gal for zombie paraphernalia. I really need to put up my zombie display again, now that I think about it. People come in and ask "Where are your zombie books?" Sadly, we do not have a zombie section. They are scattered all over, but I can point most of them out to you.

This book, in my opinion, really got the zombie lit genre going - The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. I remember when this book first came out I kept it at the register with me and tried to sell it to every customer. I sold all the ones we had. Of course, when I told them that he is Mel Brooks' son it helped. It's in his blood, people! On a side note, I am still upset that the day he just walks into the store and signs all his books, I am not working!!

I'm not sure why I prefer zombies over vampires and other "movie monsters". Think of how terrible it would be to see your dead loved ones as mindless, flesh eating, zombies. I'll be honest with you, I've had nightmares about such things. They are just morbidly fascinating.

I'll leave you with the latest zombie trend....adding zombies to anything and everything. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson are two of my personal favorites. So how about classic movies???

Titanic: The Ship of Zombies

The Zombie of Oz

Casablanca: The Zombie Collector's Edition

Now, go watch The Walking Dead!!!


  1. You know the CDC has been promoting zombie awareness right? A little creepy if you ask me!

  2. My hubby just started watching The Walking Dead last night on Netflix, and got me hooked. Dang it.. I don't have time for TV.. LOL.