Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - Dead Set: A Zombie Anthology

A collection of stories from numerous authors all pertaining to the Undead.

This book is amazing. Editors Michelle McCrary and Joe McKinney bring together twenty stories by twenty authors (two of which are themselves) to tell delightfully dreadful stories of zombies, survival, and sometimes just crazy ass folk fighting zombies. Each story has it's own unique voice and it's own way of grabbing the readers attention and keeping you hooked. None of the stories are longer that 20-30 pages, so It's easy to read in intervals if you don't like to read a lot all at once (which I know a lot of my friends don't). The stories vary in style, from heart wrenching, to violent, to just plain funny and bizarre at times. Theres even a story called Zombies on a Plane (I have to admit, as soon as I saw the title, it was the first story I read, and loved). It's hard to choose a favorite because they're all so amazing, but I must say my personal favorite was the story Recess by Rob Fox. It was written in amazing detail for a story less that ten pages long and had all the action of the best horror films...with elementary students as the zombie fighters. This book is a must read for zombie fans, horror fans, and hell I'll even go as far as to say anyone who reads, because there's a story for everyone's taste in here. Pick up your own copy HERE.

1 comment:

"Man behind the Curtain" Drew said...

That does sound like a good read. The "Recess" story is what really hooked my attention when I read your review. The concept brought to mind Jason Chan's "Zombie Playground", which made me wish so desperately that someone would use that idea in a story. Well, looks like someone has now.

Arg. I just wish that I could borrow it through the library. Guess it'll have to go on my wishlist. Anyway, thanks for writing about this book so I could learn about it!