Zombies! I don’t want to be that annoying person, but I have loved zombies for years, long before the mass proliferation of TV series, films, and books depicting them. So, I’m cooler than you think. 😉 Now that we’ve cleared that up here are my Top 3 zombie novels:
Cell by Stephen King Civilization doesn’t end with a bang or a whimper. It ends with a call on your cell phone. What happens on the afternoon of October 1 came to be known as the Pulse, a signal sent though every operating cell phone that turns its user into something…well, something less than human. Savage, murderous, unthinking-and on a wanton rampage. Terrorist act? Cyber prank gone haywire? It really doesn’t matter, not to the people who avoided the technological attack. What matters to them is surviving the aftermath.
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (I know, I know, they’re cannibals not zombies but they are terrifying and they eat human flesh so I’m including it. It’s too good a book not to.) In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.