RRS Roundup: Zombie Love

This week on Read it! Review it! Share it! I’m pulling a couple of unique “zombie” apocalypse books off the shelf. One is the gold standard for said apocalypse, the other (dare I say it) a romance! First, the kissy/kissy…run!

Sundered (A Zombie-ish Apocalypse, Book 1)

Shannon Mayer takes a risk by combining an apocalyptical story with that of a protagonist longing to become pregnant and raise a family with her husband and love of her life. But two things she doesn’t gamble with at all: 1.) she’s a solid storyteller 2.) she’s an accomplished and talented writer.

In all honesty, I just don’t understand the whole romance thing in books. I’m not sure why. I loved movies like Sleepless in Seattle, et. all. Yet this book has a driving pace and thrilling plot, just enough to help me sort of blah, blah, blah past the romance. (Some of you might do the reverse!)

When a new miracle drug gets fast-tracked to market almost 90% of the global population takes the “one-time” shot before the horrible truth surfaces. Well, you can probably guess what’s coming next. Mayer pulls it off in a highly-entertaining manner. If you love either romance or apocalypse, you’ll enjoy this book. If you like both, what are you waiting for? Read it! Review it! Share it!

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Max Brooks is landmark author within the genre. World War Z is a must read for apocalyptic literature. I call it literature because that’s what it is. This book is not to be confused with the pulpy dime novels or zombie comics (not that they can’t be great as well). This is a zombie classic in the making.

Each chapter is a recorded account of first-hand survivors of World War Z, gathered and published by a narrator charged by a United Nations sort of global agency with recording the bare facts for generations to come. But bare facts isn’t enough to capture the horrifying reality of what man’s hubris did to the planet, so the narrator endeavors to publish this more personal novel outside of his official mission.

Spooky and prophetic, this is a collection of gripping human stories drenched in zombie madness. (*Warning: this non-indie ebook costs $12! Ouch!) Read it! Review it! Share it!

Top 5 Pre-Apocalyptic Vacations

Machu PicchuToday’s post is intended to encourage all of us apoc-junkies to step back from the brink while time still permits. During apocalypse month The Green Porch has brought the blogosphere many great posts such as: Build your Post-Apocalyptic Compound with Hemcrete, Apocalyptic Gardening, and Top 5 Cities Incase of Apocalypse.

All of that culminates today with our final salute to our certain future. In a vein of optimism The Green Porch would like to generate discussion over the best locals for taking those last minute pre-apocalypse get-aways. After all, one of the best ways to spend our last days, weeks, months (or maybe years) on the civilized and non-radiated, mutant infested, kill-bot patrolled home we call earth, is and should be… travel. [Read more…]

Investing for the Apocalypse

Pink and the BrainEnd times portfolios can be tricky animals, especially when so much uncertainty exists as to what form the end will take. After all, if Al Gore is right then maybe Spielberg’s Pinky and the Brain had the right idea when they bought up all the property on the planet thirteen floors up and higher. But if alien invasion is to initiate our demise, then perhaps an underground cavern in the wilderness would be more appropriate.

So, with all this apocalyptic diversity in mind, here are some universal investment principles you can (pun intended) take to the bank.

1.) Cash is king, until it isn’t. When it comes to the apocalypse, most people expect a sudden cataclysm. But this is simply a result of Hollywood run amuck. In reality the end will most likely look more like our current situation. [Read more…]