Thursday, October 20, 2011
Ten Things to Know About the Zombie Apocalypse and How it Affects You, Patron of Boswell Book Company.
2. At 2 pm, Zombie afternoon continues with Angus Macabre, the Scottish zombie comic. Angus is well known from his blog, at least in zombie circles. It is said he has a side gig on public radio, where he impersonates a non-zombie. Angus has much to say about the world, as he has had his share of mistreatment,being a zombie, and all that. And on top of everything else, he is also Canadian.
Here's his interview on "Fresh Air".
4. Any zombie column must make note of last Sunday, when the second season of The Walking Dead premiered. Here is the trailer.
5. On some unforeseen day in 2012, when Max Brooks's World War Z comes to the big screen. Rumor has it that the date is December 21 (of next year) and that Brad Pitt stars. Casting against type? Is a zombie sitcom far behind? Discuss.
7. How many stories can you add zombies to before a genre explodes? We all sold Pride and Prejudice and Zombies pretty well. Alice in Zombieland, not so much. And then there was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim. There was even a sequel to the hit with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After.
8. I'm not sure if I can handle zombies being inserted into a Boxcar Children novel, but there it is, Boxcar Children #128: The Zombie Project. Jason also noted to me that the James Dashner Maze Runner series does use the word "zombie" but there is definitely a zombie element. It's called The Flare. Amie would also like to call attention to Zombiekins.
9. I asked Amie if she had bought any zombie teen novels, especially romantic ones of the Twilight variety. "Yes," she moaned, "there are." She had trouble coming up with any specific titles--many were skipped. I wondered whether it was the case that both romantic leads were zombies, but Amie said that no, in most cases, it's only the boyfriend. I think, like for the Meyer novels, the lesson is you should wait until you get married before your boyfriend turns you into a zombie.
Jack and Jill Went up to Kill: A Book of Zombie Nursery Rhymes? It definitely needed to be moved over from our humor case. And like many of these sections, who knows how long this will keep up? Once we're all walking dead, we'll have to have a special section for non-zombie novels.