zombie / virus books

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I've been searching for a good zombie themed / virus type of books to get stuck into. I'm a bit of a zombie fan and with the remake of "dawn of the dead" my thirst for something zombie is growing.

can anyone recommend any? :) Basically books where mandkind goes to hell and zombies rise or a virus starts wiping people out.

I'm not nuts just doing some research :}
 

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I'd say there are lots, can't name that many though, not a type of book I tend to collect!

You could try 'The Stand' by Steven King, a pretty good virus armageddon book, try to get the extended version.

The 'Rats' trilogy by James Herbert are quite good, whilst not being strictly about a virus, they are about a plague of man eating rats, with the last one being suitably apocalyptic!

They're sci-fi, but very good, the 'Nights dawn trilogy' by Peter F. Hamilton.
 

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inactionman said:
They're sci-fi, but very good, the 'Nights dawn trilogy' by Peter F. Hamilton.
I second that emotion! They're gritty, ruthlessly violent in places, with plenty of plot/sub-plot twistyness to keep you going. Not exactly zombie/virus fare though, but of that ilk..if you will.
 

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I read one called "The Highest Form of Killing"...but it was a point horror.

Still a good book, but probably not a intellectual read at your age :)

I wonder if there was a book version of 28 Days Later....?
 

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inactionman said:
You could try 'The Stand' by Steven King, a pretty good virus armageddon book, try to get the extended version.
Book forum / film forum crossover shocker!

Did you see The Stand Mini series? As I recall it was pretty damn good, with Gary Sinise in the lead and Rob Lowe as a deaf guy.

I've always struggled with Stephen King books for some reason, maybe I ought to try again with this one, hmmmm.
 

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Dunno if this really counts..........actually it doesnt, but it is kinda post-apocalypse type thing. Z is for Zacahria (sp)
 

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'48 by James Herbert. Part virus part alternate history. Not bad read iirc
 

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Gumbo said:
Book forum / film forum crossover shocker!

Did you see The Stand Mini series? As I recall it was pretty damn good, with Gary Sinise in the lead and Rob Lowe as a deaf guy.

I've always struggled with Stephen King books for some reason, maybe I ought to try again with this one, hmmmm.
The mini series was ok, I thought 'IT' was better, although the books are better than any of the mini-series'!

Stephen King's books used to be ok, Misery is great, as are Salem's lot & Pet Cemetary, but from Dolores Claiborne it all goes downhill, and he seems to lose it, although the 'Gunslinger' books are supposed to be fairly good fantasy.
 

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Reasonable 'virus-type' book I read recently called Prey by Michael Crichton. Nothing spectacular but a fair read.
 

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Lots of John Christopher books concern the plague scenario's. He's seen as a children's writer, but I still have a lot of affection for books such as Empty World (and naturally the tripods trilogy rocks, but no virus or zombies in there).
 

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Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear. Not sure if it's about a virus as I haven't finished it yet, but it seems to be going down that road.

On second thoughts, that's of no use at all if I haven't finished it.

*slaps self silly*
 

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just read '48, great book. Not very frightening, but one of those great actiony type books
 

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