I know things have been quiet here at IROB. I’ve been busy doing all the usual things I do, like steam cleaning the carpets every other day, baking for assorted family members, getting a bone marrow biopsy, and having a complete personality meltdown after a mega dose of Versed. Pretty much a normal March. You know how it is.
But now that the voices in my head have stopped telling me to eat my own hair, I’m back in the saddle and ready to talk odd books, so look for some reviews this week. But mostly you need to look out for Zombie Week, which will begin on 3/28/11.
Now, bear with me, because not all of the zombie books I am going to discuss are full-bore odd. Some are incredibly violent, and some take the definition of what is a zombie to a new place, but these books may push my own admittedly liberal criteria of what is “odd.” But you know, what’s the point of having your own site to discuss books if you can’t do whatever the hell you want from time to time.
Like all my past themed weeks, I will be giving away free books. This time, I am giving away all five books to one winner. All you have to do to enter is to leave a single comment here to any of the Zombie Week reviews. Give me a comment before 9:00 pm CST on 4/1/11 on any entry for Zombie Week and you’ll be entered to win ALL FIVE BOOKS. You can leave as many comments as you want but I will only count one each day, a max of five (5) entries. So that means that if you get into a multi-comment thread discussing whether or not combining zombies and vampires is the best thing ever, only one of those comments will count. But hey, five chances to win a big ol’ box of zombie books isn’t bad. Not bad at all.
So come and comment and comment often, not only because winning five books will be AWESOME, but also because I am a zombie novice. I generally am not one for supernatural monsters (aside from Gary Oldman as Dracula because he righteously owned that role), and this is my first heavy-duty foray into the zombie genre. I wanna know what you think. I want you to recommend books. I did my best to avoid the usual ringers, like all the Max Brooks novels, because I suspect they are mainstream enough that people who read here regularly might e-moon me, but I think I found some excellent books to talk about. So keep your eyes peeled, because Zombie Week is coming!
The books I plan to discuss:
3/28: Dr. Dale’s Zombie Dictionary: The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive
3/29: Dead Bitch Army by Andre Duza
3/30: Vegan Revolution… with Zombies by David Agranoff
3/31: Jack’s Magic Beans by Brian Keene
4/1: Dust by Joan Frances Turner