Do you love zombies? Are you planning to attend this year’s zombie-themed haunted library program at Steele Memorial Library on October 28th? Are you getting ready for Season 2 of AMC’s The Walking Dead (Oct 16th)? Excited about Brad Pitt’s upcoming zombie flick World War Z (2012)? If so, you might be interested in this month’s 2nd floor display at the Steele Memorial Library; it’s all about zombies! Read The Walking Dead graphic novels, to experience the original story the television show is based on (and check out season 1 on DVD). World War Z is based on a book by the same name (by Max Brooks). We have these and many more zombie-related titles at the library.
A recent zombie favorite of mine is the Newsflesh series by Mira Grant. The first book in the series, Feed, takes place in 2039, 25 years after “the rising”, and is told from the perspective of sister and brother bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason, as they follow the presidential campaign trail of Senator Peter Ryman, the first presidential candidate to come of age in the post-rising world. While this series follows many of the traditional zombie rules, it is an original story amongst the slew of zombie books that have been published in recent years. Readers are introduced to the world, already a generation after the zombie plague has occurred; order has already been restored, the government is functioning, bloggers are respected journalists, zombies are a fact of life, society has adapted. Georgia and Shaun Mason stumble upon a dangerous conspiracy, along the campaign trail, that could end up costing them their lives. As they fight to uncover the truth and get the story out, there is plenty of zombie action along the way, to keep readers entertained. Book 2, Deadline, picks up where Feed leaves off. Book 3, Blackout, is scheduled to be released in May, 2012.
If you’re a fan of zombies, check out our display or use our online catalog to place a hold on a title and have it delivered to your local library. Also, don’t forget to stop by the zombie haunted library on October 28th from 6:30pm-8:30pm (not suitable for young children; no strollers, please).
Jennie Mathews, Librarian
Steele Memorial Library