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Holiday of the Dead

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The zombie apocalypse can really put a downer on your holiday...

38 holiday-themed zombie stories from new and established authors including Night of the Living Dead co-writer, John Russo, Tony Burgess, Shaun Jeffrey, Rod Glenn, Ian McKinnon, Matt Hilton, David Dunwoody, Wayne Simmons, Bowie V Ibarra, Joe McKinney, Remy Porter, A P Fuchs and Eric S Brown.

Over 500 pages crammed full of flesh-eating horror and dark humour from the cream of UK, ...

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Overview

The zombie apocalypse can really put a downer on your holiday...

38 holiday-themed zombie stories from new and established authors including Night of the Living Dead co-writer, John Russo, Tony Burgess, Shaun Jeffrey, Rod Glenn, Ian McKinnon, Matt Hilton, David Dunwoody, Wayne Simmons, Bowie V Ibarra, Joe McKinney, Remy Porter, A P Fuchs and Eric S Brown.

Over 500 pages crammed full of flesh-eating horror and dark humour from the cream of UK, US and Canadian talent. Theme parks, serial killers, seaside resorts, Christmas, Thanksgiving and fishing trips. You'll scream, you'll laugh and you might even shed a tear...

Holiday zombie horror has never been so entertaining.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907954054
  • Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/18/2011
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    DEFINITELY WORTH READING

    Holiday of the Dead, featuring stories by such established authors as Night of the Living Dead Co-Writer, John Russo, Iain McKinnon Domain of the Dead, Wayne Simmons Drop Dead Gorgeous and Flu, Eric S Brown and Remy Porter Dead Beat, to name but a few. Add to the mixture the delightful talents of new authors, Shawn M Riddle and R Phillip Roberts. Stir in a little bit of staggering cover artwork by Peter Fussey and this Anthology from the creaky hollows of Wild Wolf Publishing is a must have addition to any horror aficionados bookshelf.

    These literary gems contain the holiday theme, but with a twist. How would your holiday go if the Zombies we all know and love were to rise and walk the earth? Each tale is chilling in its telling, as the unfortunate cast of characters is left to deal with the consequences of such an eventuality. The remarkable thing about this anthology is how each author draws on completely diverse themes and produces an amazing array of situations.

    The anthology begins with Shaun Jeffrey's Dark Inside, best described as a floating zombie themed extravaganza. This short is told from the perspective of a child. The story telling was well thought out and features a dramatic swift conclusion. Remy Porter's Squawk, is a romping ride through the fields of the gypsy coming to terms with the end of the world. Followed by Iain McKinnon's dark offering Jennifer, featuring an unexpected and shocking finish. A Side of Cranberry Sauce, by Clyde Wolfe, is a bloody tale of family and greed. Dig by Lee Kelly contains a nod towards the Pan Horror classics.

    Oatmeal Cookies, by Eric Dimbleby, is set during the outbreak but manages to remain nostalgic and childlike in its telling, dribbled with a dose of carnage and depravity, it ticks all the boxes. In the End, R M Cochran, captures the essence of being a survivor, told succinctly and without flair, this story is masterful in its ability to tell a lot of story in a small space of time. Daddy Dearest, Dave Jeffery is a sad bad and very dangerous to know tale that highlights how even though we may move miles away, our family will always be a part of us. The Day the Music Died, Joe McKinney, is a beautifully crafted tale about the tragedy of celebrity and the lengths those around them will go to keep the dream alive.

    Shawn M Riddle's aptly named The Four of July, is a subtle take on the guys going on vacation, he handles his characters with care and the pace is worthy of the big screen. My personal favourite, The Day I discovered the truth about the Man in the Red Suit by R Phillip Roberts. With a nod towards Charles Dickens, this story draws you into believing you are reading a delightful period romp. How wrong can you be, told from the perspective of survivors this short story will not only shock you it will knock you down with the sheer repulsion you will feel. The author is a genuine storyteller of the highest order.

    I could go on and review every single story, and not one would have a bad review. That's how good this Anthology is. Having read many anthologies that have a few quality works interspersed with badly crafted ones. The fact that this one has not one bad story has rekindled my love of the anthology. The quality of work is second to none, and the bar has definitely been raised in this genre. The art work and quality of Holiday of the Dead guarantees your bookcase will thank you for this wonderful addition.

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