Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Zombies: The Recent Dead" edited by Paula Guran

473 pages

This massive volume contains zombie fiction by Neil Gaiman, Max Brooks, Joe R. Lansdale, Kit Reed, and many more. There's a ton of variety among the stories, with everything from classic terrifying zombies to humorous spoofs to social commentary. As is the case with almost every short story collection I've read (especially one with stories by different authors), I liked some stories more than others. For the most part, though, I enjoyed the collection. Zombie literature is popular right now, so authors are going to have to be creative to keep it fresh. This collection contains a lot of original ideas that indicate there are still plenty of ways for zombie stories to go before there's nothing left to write about.

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