- Paperback: 318 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 2, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1468014757
- ISBN-13: 978-1468014754
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,586,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Live and Let Undead: A Zombie Anthology Paperback – January 2, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
Though I am unfamiliar with some of the authors, I will gladly read any past or future work they produce. Likewise, I will also be up for anything edited by Hollie Snider. I assure you - they're all top notch. I can't pick a favorite story, since each story is special and deserves reading, and I don't want to summarize each story because it will ruin the surprise of the book for you. So, here is a little taste of all that's waiting for you...
I have vowed never to read another Suzanne Robb story while in the company of others. Like her other works, I find myself talking and laughing aloud while reading. I couldn't help but gasp at some of the situations she puts her characters in. It's also worth noting that Robb has a special knack for creating whole characters out of a few words or actions. She doesn't need to cripple her story with long character descriptions, she gets the job done fast while maintaining a good handle on the story. Her crisp and devious sense of humor is always a welcome addition to her stories, and "Dentists, Autopsies, and Nutritionists, Oh My!" is no exception!
Matt Adams had me nearly crying with "Sparky Save the World", in which a human shares a special bond with his zombie. Without being preachy, it quietly emphasizes the need to look deeper into situations and forget our prejudices. Sometimes we see only what we want to see, not what is truly there.Read more ›
DANCING WITH THE DEAD by Barry Rosenberg features undead created by too much fast food & video games. The zombies are used for domestic service, and this POV centers on a residents' home. It struck as being one of the more sci-fi stories.
MEMORIAL DAY by Mike Barretta tells the story of a young man who recognizes his undead dad working on a county project. With a sci-fi tone, Barretta reveals the son's plan to give his dad freedom. The social commentary is scary as hell.
LABOR RELATIONS by Steve Ruthenbeck is about a janitor discovering a morbid secret in a zombie facility, where the undead are used to produce energy, and he has to fight his way out of work. This was another story with sci-fi mixed in, but it was one of my favorites in the anthology.
INDUSTRIAL DISEASE by Brian Craig Johnson was hard to follow; I actually read it twice, thinking I must have missed a part. Some unusual zombie traits are revealed after a survivor discovers a newborn.
DEAD HEAD by Daniel R. Robichaud was a disturbing story about two guys getting high off the ashes of the undead, until they smoke the wrong person.
LUTHER'S LOVE SHACK by Jeff Chitty was a tale of zombie perversion that would put the movie Zombie Strippers to shame. This one definitely stood out from the others in the collection. Never a dull moment.
CULTIVATION OF THE DEAD by Keith Gouveia describes the way zombie poop is used as fertilizer.Read more ›
There is a lot of anthologies out there and I definitely think this one is one to have a look at and added a large handful of writers for me to look into.
Longer review over at Bricksofthedead com