Sunday, November 2, 2014
Book Reviews for October
I first got to know Seth Grahame Smith through his first novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which I loved. This second novel is just as much a mad-genius mashup. On the outside, it doesn't make much sense, but once you dive into Lincoln's "lost diaries," it's strangely believable. This twisted-history romp is a lot of fun.
Warnings on: language and violence. Lots and lots of violence. And blood. Tons of blood.
This graphic novel version definitely captures the creepiness of a horror pandemic. Vampirism as a parasite makes for a compelling and terrible mystery for the main character, a CDC scientist and his allies. They race against time (and a horde of terrifying creatures) to save humanity.
Warnings on: everything. This is not for kids. In any way.
This is a reread. You guys know I'm a huge fan of Neil Gaiman. And he's brilliant in this comic. Seriously. It's great. Love it. Love him.
Warnings on: everything.