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Initial post: 18 Dec 2011, 22:25:20 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Dec 2011, 17:27:45 GMT
Alice says:
hello,

my partner loves zombie, vampire (not teenage girl romance) and apocolyptic fiction but i really have no clue...
can anyone suggest some really good ones?
he has read and loved
the strain - Guillermo del Toro
world war z
warm bodies-
handling the undead - lindqvist
anno dracula - kim newman
the road - cormac mccarthy...
horns- joe hill
Please help!!!

Posted on 19 Dec 2011, 13:40:53 GMT
Recomend "The Reapers Are The Angels." The Reapers are the Angels 100%. Great, wonderful, thrillling, deep, engrossing, literary but without pretension.

Posted on 19 Dec 2011, 14:20:04 GMT
B says:
Outpost is very good. Outpost

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2011, 18:11:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Dec 2011, 18:11:43 GMT
LEP says:
Go onto Amazon Search, Books, above. Type in the strain and click on it. Scroll about halfway down the page and you will find a horizontal listing of 'like' books. Maybe you will find something there that he hasn't read.

Posted on 19 Dec 2011, 19:08:29 GMT
The Passage by Justin Cronin, and Let The Right One In by Lindqvist are both good

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2011, 19:18:49 GMT
J. HILTON says:
Try Holiday of the dead, an anthology based around Zombie happenings
Holiday of the Dead

or Howl;Dark tales ofthe feral and infernal. Both very good anthologies.

Posted on 19 Dec 2011, 19:49:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Dec 2011, 19:50:06 GMT
J.Yasimoto says:
How about I Am Legend by Richard Matheson?

Posted on 19 Dec 2011, 20:20:35 GMT
fairy queen says:
day by day armageddon and the sequel beyond exile are fantastic post-apocolytic zombie books. also kim newman wrote several follow ons to anno dracula that are worth a look, and queen victoria demon hunter is in a very similar vein .

Posted on 20 Dec 2011, 09:21:05 GMT
Lilly2000 says:
The Autumn series

Autumn

Area 187

Area 187 - Almost Hell

As The World Dies Trilogy

Fighting to Survive (As the World Dies)

Posted on 20 Dec 2011, 10:47:32 GMT
J. F. Gamble says:
'Feed' by Mira Grant - I cannot recommend this too highly

Posted on 20 Dec 2011, 11:47:17 GMT
Crookedmouth says:
I've just received a Vine copy of Juggernaut (by the guy who wrote Outpost) and it's rather good so far. I've never really read anything in the genre but Juggernaut has got me interested.

Posted on 20 Dec 2011, 20:35:27 GMT
Mr. Mj Flatt says:
The Stand by Stephen King is pretty much the classic for plague cause Post Apocalyptic.
Or for an English end to the world John Wydhams books are fantastic.

Posted on 21 Dec 2011, 12:30:07 GMT
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Posted on 21 Dec 2011, 14:14:11 GMT
Fiona Hurley says:
Let the Right One in by John Ajvide Lindqvist, the story of a child vampire, both touching and horrifying.

Posted on 21 Dec 2011, 15:54:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Dec 2011, 15:56:24 GMT
Simply the best series of zombie books you will read -

Zombie Fallout

Full of action , and lots of laughs.

Posted on 21 Dec 2011, 18:37:12 GMT
Anansi says:
The Enemy,The Dead and The Fear all by Charlie Higson supposedly YA books but every bit as good as other zombie/survival horror books. Also Bram Stokers Dracula is still a brilliant read and also Salem's Lot by Stephen King is still one of the best vampire books out there. Have to agree with some other comments that Let the Right One In is a great twist on vampire books.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2011, 19:18:52 GMT
The Book Nut says:
You could try Salem's Lot by Stephen King. Really good. Also Uprising by Scott Mariani, which is the first book in his Vampire federation series. It's really great!

Posted on 22 Dec 2011, 19:36:52 GMT
J Hobbs says:
I would have to recommend the True Blood books by Charlaine Harris if he like vampire books

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2012, 13:24:02 GMT
Bocanegra14 says:
The wanderes trilogy by Carlos Sisi its absolutly brilliant, one of the best on the genre... gripping, credible and endearing characters... a treat !

Posted on 16 Mar 2012, 15:38:40 GMT
Dorrian88 says:
Demon Rock - prison for the supernatural. Vampires and Shape shifters are just some of the inmates.

Demon Rock: Human Rights are for Humans.........

Posted on 16 Mar 2012, 19:05:12 GMT
James says:
Plead Insanity by Sandra Giles

Posted on 16 Mar 2012, 19:17:04 GMT
bill g. says:
How about Robert Mcgammon,s "They Thirst." a thick vampire novel?

Posted on 17 Mar 2012, 16:38:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Mar 2012, 16:41:27 GMT
Bookvaark says:
Would like to recommend the Urban Fantasy series by Patricia Briggs, beginning with "Moon Called"; there are six novels featuring the same central character, a shape-shifter, and having a strong leaning towards werewolves, also including vampires and the fae (the dark kind of fae, no fairy lights here!) The characters are good, the stories very readable, no teenage romance but no darkest horror either.

Posted on 17 Mar 2012, 16:55:42 GMT
Bookvaark says:
Your partner might enjoy "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.
Or the series by Barb & J.C. Hendee, starting with "Dhampir", featuring a half-vampire huntress, and an exiled half-elf, and rich in all shades of the undead.
Or perhaps he would like the vampire series set in America, by Charlie Huston, which contains some serious horror, and some very dry humour, the first of which is "Already Dead".
Hope you happen across something that suits, from all these suggestions ! (not just mine!)

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Mar 2012, 19:30:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Mar 2012, 19:31:09 GMT
johnw576 says:
I really liked The Shadow of Death by Peter Jackal

It's definitely a grown ups book, a very different take on the whole vampirism/zombie genre.
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