Multcolib Picks: Not your grandparent's zombies

The Last Werewolf
The Last Werewolf By Duncan, Glen Book - 2011 FICTION DUNCAN 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Jacob Marlowe has lost the will to live. For two hundred years he has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime.

Zone One
Zone One A Novel By Whitehead, Colson Book - 2011 FICTION WHITEHEAD 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Mark Spitz and his squad of three "sweepers" move through Zone One of lower Manhattan, a walled-off enclave scheduled for resettlement in the aftermath of a zombie plague.

Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead DVD - 2004 DVD Comedy SHAUN All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:When flesh eating zombies go on the hunt for a bite to eat, it is up to Shaun and his best pal to save their friends and family from becoming the next entree.

The Radleys
The Radleys By Haig, Matt Book - 2010 FICTION HAIG 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Struggling with overwork and parenting angst, English village doctor Peter Radley endeavors to hide his family's vampire nature until their daughter's oddly satisfying act of violence reveals the truth.

Husk A Novel By Redekop, Corey Book - 2012 FICTION REDEKOP 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Outlandish and emotional, this humorous novel centers on Sheldon Funk, a struggling actor who dies in a bus restroom only to awaken during his autopsy and attack the coroner.

Raising Stony Mayhall
Raising Stony Mayhall By Gregory, Daryl Book - 2011 FICTION GREGORY 2011 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In the early days of the zombie apocalypse, a family stumbles upon a dead mother and her baby, also dead - undead, that is. Defying all mythological convention, baby Stony starts to grow and as he does, causes awkward situations for the family that adopted him.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown By Black, Holly Book - 2013 y BLACK 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.

Fiend A Novel By Stenson, Peter Book - 2013 FICTION STENSON 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A long-time, hopelessly addicted meth user, Chase Daniels see the impending zombie apocalypse as an opportunity to hit restart and become the man he once dreamed of being.

Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies A Novel By Marion, Isaac Book - 2011 FICTION MARION 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn't enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra.

Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies DVD - 2013 DVD Comedy WARM Available in some locations

Annotation:After a zombie epidemic, R (a zombie) rescues Julie (a human survivor) from a zombie attack. The two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human, setting off a chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

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