30 July 2008

David Wellington – Monster Island

Posted by Dirk under: books .

The Great Zombie Plague has swept the world and most places are full of hungry zombies.  Geographical locations that have heavily armed populations are those that now have the most non-zombies still alive.  One of those places is someplace in Africa, where a former UN weapons inspector finds himself when the zombie plague hits.  He loses his wife but manages to survive with his daughter.  He gets picked by the leader of the area he is in to go to New York to find AIDS drugs because the leader has a bit of a medical condition and is all out of the needed drugs.

New York is a zombie hell hole.  Also in New York is The Worlds Smartest Zombie, a medical student (or maybe he was a doctor) who realized he was not going to be able to beat the zombies so he decided to join them.  But, he figured out that the reason zombies are so dumb is because there brain doesn’t get enough oxygen during that time between death and the zombie restart and it mostly dies.  So, smart zombie hooks himself up to a bunch of medical equipment so that he can keep feeding his brain oxygen while he zombifies.  And it works.

The book is pretty fun.   Any book that has the subtitle of  ‘A Zombie Novel’ is probably one I’ll read.  Lots of action and the end is left wide open for sequels, which it looks like there are two of.

David Wellington’s website. 

2 Comments so far...

Arcanum Says:

31 July 2008 at 8:16 am.

“Geographical locations that have heavily armed populations are those that now have the most non-zombies still alive.”

That’s an argument the anti-gun-control camp doesn’t use enough. Seriously, how can those lily-livered liberals possibly counter the zombie argument in favor of arming the American populace? Oh wait, I’ve already figured it out. Serious leftists would want to enact zombie social programs like Zombie Welfare and Zombie Rehabilitation centers. “One, two, three, four! We don’t want no Zombie war!” These are the issues candidates should be debating this election year.

Jonathan Maberry Says:

31 July 2008 at 1:00 pm.

I loved all three of Wellington’s books. They have a bit of the classic Romero feel and at the same time they spin things in new directions. Plus, Dave tells a damn good story.

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