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Starred Review. You don't have to be a zombie-lover to enjoy this outstanding follow-up to 2008's The Living Dead. Anthologist extraordinaire Adams has assembled 43 stories that showcase strong writing and imagination. Unexpected settings include a lost world with surviving dinosaurs (Brian Keene's "Lost Canyon of the Dead") and a pirate ship (Amelia Beamer's "Pirates vs. Zombies"). Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due's "Danger Word" and David Wellington's "Good People" contain powerful depictions of humans facing extinction at the hands of the undead. Cherie Priest revisits the walled, zombie-infested Seattle of her Clockwork Century books in "Reluctance" and Mira Grant adds to her Newsflesh trilogy with "Everglades." For the most part, the authors convey horror through suggestion rather than graphic gore. Readers will hope for many further additions to the series even after the zombie craze passes.
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"There are tons of themes and riffs that I've never encountered before. This collection is recommended for zombiephiles of all stripes ... [I]f you're looking for a showcase for the subgenre's versatility, or proof that short-form horror is the place to find true innovation, this is it." - Rue Morgue
"Overflowing with dark and evocative stories. [...] This is the definitive collection of zombie short fiction. Or, at least, it is until John Joseph Adams unleashes volume three on an unsuspecting world." - San Francisco Book Review
"A wonderful, rotting smorgasbord. Dig in!" - Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Zombie completists need look no further than The Living Dead 2. Editor John Joseph Adams has put together an impressive collection." - The Washington Post
"'Unliving' proof that it's the tellers, not the tales, that count. [...] It's not simply an excellent zombie anthology, or a testament to stellar horror writing. What it is, simply, is an excellent book [...] runs the gamut of undead storytelling: pathos and pain, blood and guts, humor and horror. It's a sensational collection that reanimates and reinvigorates the decaying dead back to exhilarating and entertaining life." - Fangoria (Named Fangoria's Book of the Month)
I've nearly finished this collection of zombie-themed short stories, and with the exception of one so far, I've really enjoyed each quick read! Read morePublished 2 months ago by TucsonTNR
Read the sample, good stuff but... Monthly Deal closes out before the end of the month???Published 4 months ago by Michael Boyle
I wouldn't recommend even one of these stories. None have any kind of definitive ending, most just stop as if the writer grew as bored writing them as I was reading them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by A long time ago...
Why not all five stars? There is something wrong about publishing a Kindle edition of an anthology of short stories - especially in 2015 when the Kindle format is far from new -... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard D. Grant
When I first bough this I though it was one novel but found out it was a bunch of little stories. Some were good some were bad.Published 19 months ago by David Garcia
Loved the first compilation of stories in the previous book (The living dead) and number 2 did not disappoint either. Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by William D County Jr