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Some may wonder why zombies have become so popular over the last decade. Perhaps it’s their diligent nature and let’s stick together attitude? Maybe it’s their undying pursuit of … braaaains? From TV shows like The Walking Dead and iZombie to the timeless 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead it seems like zombies are everywhere these days and your local library is no exception. We have a wide variety of popular books, comics, eBooks, television shows and movies featuring Zombies to help satisfy your insatiable appetite for the undead.
Zombie Stories at the Library
Books, eBooks and Movies
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
In this 1968 cult classic, the radiation from a fallen satellite causes the recently deceased to rise from the grave and seek to use the living as food. A group of individuals trapped in a farmhouse must fight off the zombies to assure their survival. Directed by George A. Romero. Starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love with a human, in this original debut novel. R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn't enjoy killing people ; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead. Not just another zombie novel, this is funny, scary, and deeply moving.
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max BrooksAn account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors--soldiers, politicians, civilians, and others--who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.
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Featured Image Credit: Zombie Eyes (Pixabay Image 1221663, Creative Commons license).