*SPOILER ABOUT WARM BODIES*Sheri: My own interest in zombies began after watching the movie Warm Bodies which is based on the book Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. There was just something so adorable about the main character, who starts off as a zombie but becomes human over the course of the movie.
Since watching Warm Bodies, I have read a few books where zombies are the main character and have even tried watching other television shows or movies focusing on zombies. What I have come to realize is that some people write about Zombies overcoming the "disease" that causes them to be living undead (e.g. Dearly Departed) while others write about zombies who are the bad guys and stay the bad guys (e.g.. World War Z). While I thought I liked both types of zombie books, I really only like the ones where the zombies overcome being zombies and return to the living where they are once again adorable young men and women.
Pam: Well, I actually have to disagree. Although I haven't read either Dearly Departed or Warm Bodies (although I loved the movie), I have read a few books where the zombies are the bad guys and I really enjoyed them. I just finished reading Alice in Zombieland and Through the Zombie Glass and I absolutely loved them. Five stars to both! And then there's the Something Strange and Deadly series, which is incredible. And the Ashes trilogy, which was dark and disturbing and not as clear cut when it comes to the evilness of the zombies, but very entertaining. I know there's more, but those are ones I can think of off the top of my head. So for me, not hot, because...ewww, but hot in that they make good villains.
What do you think?
Do you like books about zombies and if so which ones?
Or is the word "zombies" one of those words that makes you think "I don't want to read that"?