The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

by John Skipp

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ISBN-13: 9780553279986
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/1989
Pages: 400

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Book of the Dead 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ktbooks72 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
A great collection of zombie stories, published toward the end of the big 80's horror boom. Stories commissioned for the collection in order to take the foundation of Romero's zombie movie ideas in as many new directions as possible. At the time, some conservative horror buffs found this to be a little arch, and it's true it won't give you the same kind of fix as watching Dawn of the Dead. But it's an invigorating mix of splatterpunk (if anyone remembers that whole idea) and slightly transgressive envelope-pushing. Also, great variety of writing styles.
booklover3258 on LibraryThing 10 days ago
Wonderful collection of zombie stories. My two least favorite were Less Than Zombie and Jerry's Kids Meet Wormboy. My favorite would be A Sad Last Love at the Diner of the Damned.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in High School, and it changed my opinion that books couldn't be 'Gory'. Based on the George Romero world of zombie hell, it offers several fresh takes on what could be a dull cliche topic. Humans trying to survive in this new Living Dead World, Zombies 'living on' and starting familys, and a guy hooking up with a Zombie nun. You will find this all in this book! This book needs to be back in print!!