Last horror book you read Jul 29, 2009 9:25:08 GMT -5
Post by tenebrae99 on Jul 29, 2009 9:25:08 GMT -5
Jul 19, 2009 20:24:15 GMT -5 @saucefox said:
finished cell. liked it enough. not a favorite, but good -- a good take on zombies. the only thing i either missed or he didn't explain to my satisfaction was where the pulse came from in the first place.
You didn't miss a thing: the origin of the pulse never gets revealed. There's theories and stuff, if I remember correctly, but no moment where the truth is revealed.
Right now, I'm finally reading my copy of Dead Tide by Stephen A North and I'm really digging it. The "bite-size" chapters are perfect for those days when I want to do some reading but not a lot, and the way they jump between characters gives off a great scope of the outbreak. Nice take on the zombie invasion story.
Also, the following isn't strictly horror or a book (in the traditional sense), but I wanted to mention DC Comics' Blackest Night. Long story short, the dead DCU heroes are back as Black Lanterns. It sounds like DC's answer to Marvel Zombies, but so far, writer Geoff Johns has done a hell of a job making sure that's not the case. He's also skilled at making sure this is as newbie-friendly as possible without being dull to those who've been following everything.
First and foremost are the Black Lantern themselves. Although they resemble zombies in appearance, they move and act like people (powers, speech, etc.). If anything, I'd compare them more to the Deadites in the Evil Dead movies or even the demons in Night of the Demons in the way they come off as something evil parodying the original character. ("I smell a mystery!")
It's also got some kickass artwork by Ivan Reis. There's an amazing two-page spread where Green Lantern uses his ring to show all of the DC heroes who've died over the years. No words, just this giant mural of sorts that makes you realize the impact and loss that's occurred. That may sound corny, but considering how many comics use death as a gimmick, this is actually quite an achievement.