Thursday, October 3, 2013


I've had this one sitting around for a long time and I'm glad I finally got around to reading it. I have WORLD WAR Z (the movie) to thank. Like a lot of people my apatite for zombies has long since been drained after the last decade of non-stop zombie overload.

Some stuff has been excellent, but much of it has been mindless garbage. One author who consistently delivers quality zombie stories is Brian Keene.

If you haven't read THE RISING or DEAD SEA or some of his other zombie related stories, you're definitely missing out. THE RISING is one of the best zombie apocalypse novels I've ever read, and one of the best books in terms of escapist entertainment value.

Last week, after a long period of zombie avoidance, I sat down and watched WORLD WAR Z and felt that old pang for some zombie action. The movie was good, so if you haven't seen it yet, I recommend it. Lots of action and gore and good flesh chewing fun!

After the movie I dug through my pile of unread novels and pulled out Keene's ENTOMBED.

ENTOMBED, while not strictly a zombie novel (it takes place during a zombie apocalypse), is a balls to the wall thrill ride from beginning to end. Think THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME. Think LORD OF THE FLIES. Think DIE HARD, with sprinkle of THE MIST and THE LOTTERY. I think then you'll get the picture.

When Pete becomes the first chosen to become dinner for the rest of the survivors inside a labyrinthine underground bomb shelter he has two choices. Fight for his life, or die. The rest is pure hardcore action and thrills.

Keene's ENTOMBED is a hell of a fun read and I comes highly recommended.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I don't recall hearing about this one. Shame on me. Gonna have to add it to the ol' wish list. In the mean time, I have a couple of his novellas that I need to tear through some time.

    I watched World War Z last weekend, too. Better than I expected, though the trailers had my expectations in the gutter.