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)

Sundered coverShannon 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

World War Z coverMax 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!

Sanctity of Zombie Life

Caution sign for zombiesThe time has come to announce the announcement of pulling back the curtain on my next novel. Why is this important? you may ask. (Thanks for the vote of confidence.) I’ll tell you, my loyal readers.

If you value the sanctity of life, both that of humans and savage zombie-like post-humans, then my next novel is essential for both your entertainment and education. Currently, I am in process of writing (take a deep breath) the seminal piece of literature addressing the rights of zombie-esque beings.

I hesitate to attempt to express how important the publishing of this novel will prove to be for current and future generations for a few reasons: [Read more...]

Apocalyptic Gardening

attack of killer tomatoWhen the end of civilization comes knocking you don’t want to be stuck scrambling for Alpo among the zombie hordes at Albertsons. The best means to ensure a continuous supply of foodstuffs throughout the apocalypse is to plant a healthy end times garden full of the essentials. In this post I’ll cover the basics of apocalyptic gardening.

Location: Don’t go planting your new garden in your backyard. That’s the first place resentful neighbors will ransack, and as much as you might try, you probably won’t be able to kill them all. [Read more...]

Apocalypse Month @ The Green Porch

Four Horsemen of ApocalypseYeehaw! all you fatalists and fans of apocalyptical madness. Over the next month The Green Porch will be discussing all things end times from the fantastical to fanatical to depressing to hilarious, and how these things can impact the quality of our lives in the here and now.

So whether you are interested in which vegetables to plant in your end times garden or how to stave off zombie attack, tune in all month for pithy wisdom and to participate in reader polls, etc.

Today we’ll kick it all off by discussing the most common versions of apocalypse, and which you personally think is most likely to happen. [Read more...]

The Redneck Granola’s Code for Living

Zombieland Movie PosterIn today’s amoral world it seems the majority of folk wander the surface of the earth as if trying for the part of an extra on the Zombieland set. Unsure of how to deal with or construct nuanced moral values, we instead bounce around life aimlessly while mumbling, “brains, must have brains.”

But trust me, eating brains don’t do a damn bit of good in making a lad smarter. So in response to the sparkling void of moral verisimilitude I’ve prepared my Redneck Granola’s Code for Living–three rock solid rules you can take to the bank. No complicated philosophies or insincere scams intent on making jerks likable or transforming chumps into champs. Just wisdom too simple to be comprehended by most.

(You have to think in a lower wavelength. Like the spectrum of light invisible to the naked eye, there’s a spectrum of thought unthinkable to those with too much brains. Just whack yourself in the head a couple of times with a bottle and keep reading.) [Read more...]