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Length: 536 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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'An extravaganza of zombie terror by a team of top writers.' ~ Guy N Smith, best-selling horror author

'Very well might be the best collection of zombie stories ever assembled. 38 stories in all, ranging from the straightforward to the sublime, the slick to the undeniably tragic, from some of the best in the genre. Add to that a whole crop of talented up-and-comers, and you have a mammoth book of zombie deliciousness that deserves a spot in your library. The book also comes with two prizes inside. A short story called "The Walk-in" from John Russo, co-writer of Night of the Living Dead, as well as a snippet of the screenplay to the upcoming sequel to the film Pontypool, written by Tony Burgess. The amount of quality in Holiday is simply astounding. There is a story for every mood and almost every situation. If you love zombies, (and frankly, why wouldn't you?), you need this book, pure and simple.' ~ Buyzombie.com

'A thick slice of reading material to gnaw on... this novel is a steal and zombie fiction fans will find a lot of what makes the apocalypse so exciting in this latest release and the two bonus entries ended the novel with a thrilling bang.' ~ 28dayslateranalysis.com

'A remarkable collection of stories from a wide variety of authors. There are as many types of zombie stories in this anthology as there are stories and there are lots of them ... these stories are excellent, outstanding and I thoughly enjoyed reading each of them. I've read many anthologies and this one has to be the best one by far. This book is a very rare treasure for the mind's eye.' ~ Livingdeadmedia.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 1275 KB
  • Print Length: 536 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing (April 20, 2011)
  • Publication Date: April 20, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XJ7HZK
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #556,639 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I don't understand the dislike some people have for anthologies. To me, anthologies are a lot like buffet restaurants. Everything good and delectable spread before you, ready for you to dive right in. You are free to pick and choose what you put on your plate. Not only can you be sure you'll find something you like, and can keep going back as many times as you wish, but you may find something new. Personally, I love short story anthologies. Give me a good themed anthology, and I'm even happier. Give me a themed anthology like Holiday of the Dead, and I might spontaneously combust from the sheer awesomeness of it all.
Holiday of the Dead, from Wild Wolf publishing, very well might be the best collection of zombie stories ever assembled. 38 stories in all, ranging from the straightforward to the sublime, the slick to the undeniably tragic, from some of the best in the genre. Add to that a whole crop of talented up-and-comers, and you have a mammoth book of zombie deliciousness that deserves a spot in your library. The book also comes with two prizes inside. A short story called "The Walk-in" from John Russo, co-writer of Night of the Living Dead, as well as a snippet of the screenplay to the upcoming sequel to the film Pontypool, written by Tony Burgess.
Some of the book's highlights include-
Joe McKinney's The Day the Music Died, in which a rock star takes his hedonistic lifestyle to an all new level.
Wayne Simmon's One Dead Whore, where we find out what really happened to Jack The Ripper.
Bowie V. Ibarra's Rockets' Red Glare, where suburban teens find out what's really underneath the town cemetery.
And Derek Gunn's School's Out, proving that School is the last place you want to be when the Zombie Apocalypse hits.
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I finished this yesterday...not being half the fan of the zombie fiction as my husband,I thought I might get a lil bored...I spent 3 days fighting with myself to put the kindle down so I could work or sleep...I was amazed and felt a strong sense of pride that I actually get to speak to some of these "out of this world talented" authors,via Facebook...but still communication,none the less..I have talked about this book to anyone who will listen..It was so well written and super entertaining..Thank you guys for this book..I am now hooked on zombies!!!! - His wife Nancy
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Any zombie fan would be doing themselves a HUGE favor in buying this book! There are many great established authors such as Wayne Simmons and Eric S. Brown as well as a tremendous amount of new talent. With this many amazing authors your sure to find something you like. Most of the stories are short enough that you can fit them in during your break at work but they are so good you won't want to go back!
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This collection of zombie holiday stories was insanely good. Some of the stories were really fantastically scary and dread inducing. Its always a hoot to read a story written by a british person that is set in America and they have us calling each other "mate" and someone reading a note on an elevator saying "lift out of order!" I thoroughly enjoyed all of the stories in this collection and it is one ginormous book. Took me forever to get through it but i was entertained the whole way.
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This is such a fantastic collection of holiday stories. The family gatherings we all dread truly come alive with the twists spun in this fabulous anthology. I laughed, at times I was reading with my eyes popping out of my head (dry eyeball syndrome), and cannot recommend this novel enough. All of them are five out of five reads. The language and metaphors are of a very high standard and the stories *suck you in*. A must have novel!
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Holiday of the Undead is one of those ebooks that takes perfect advantage of the ebook revolution: you'd never get to see something like this from traditional publishing. What is this book? 500 pages of stories about zombies and various types of holidays. Christmas, Thanksgiving, US Independence Day, bank holidays, fishing holidays, you name it. What makes this collection so great? It's perfect pulp. These are not stories that you need to sit back and enjoy with a brandy. These stories are not fine wine. They are good beer, cheap and lots of it, to quaff. They are cheap melting cheese hat goes so great with nachos. One second you're laughing at the way the writers are making fun of how we live and how we celebrate...the next you're flinching with one eye shut to keep the gore out. It's a perfect mix for pulp zombie stories.

As an example (warning, spoilers for this one story follow), my favorite story is still one of the earliest ones, "A Side of Cranberry Sauce," by Clyde Wolfe. It's the Alfred Hitchcock of zombie
stories--and while Big Al was quite the auteur as a director, he had the heart of pulp master (on his desk). A family is painstakingly gathered for Thanksgiving by one brother, who feels guilt at the death of their jointly-murdered uncle. Not one to sit back and bask in dark feelings, however, he brings his uncle back from the dead (using the funds conveniently received at his death and the use of his chemical coroporation's resources) and locks everyone in a room. Time for a holiday feast!

With consistently straightforward, fun, and horrific writing, this was a fun read for zombie fans. Thrills! Chills! Mistletoe! Stiffs! Alice Cooper references! This one has it all.
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