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Old but classic - The Stand by Stephen King.
Apocalypse Z by Manel Loureiro
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks has quite a lot of detail.
I really like Apocalypse Z series (only read the first one, linked here) by Manel Loureiro. It is about a zombie apocalypse survival told by a regular survivor (a lawyer).
I really loved it because it starts from the beginning of the virus spread and how news channels reports it.
You would like the book Apocalypse Z it is about a guy surviving with his cat.
Probably keep them for a rainy day. But will surely give harry potter another try. Was currently reading a zombies series.
it's this and no relation to WWZ, but seems like a prequel to WWZ to me so that's what i keep thinking of it as. I have about 50 pages left of the book I'm currently reading, then back to apocalypse books!
You might want to read some of the amazon reviews of recent zombie novels and look for common complaints.
I recently read Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End and really enjoyed it. The author kept it simple with a small cast of well developed characters.
My biggest complaint in zombie books is that a character's history before the outbreak is poorly developed and generally only mentioned as an easy plot fix. I think that after the outbreak people who just met would be mentioning what survival skills and talents they had (if they were not trying to kill each other for their stuff). For example a buddy of mine has ridden motorcycles as his only means of transportation for the past several years and a couple of times a month goes to a batting cage because he misses playing baseball; these two hobbies give him an excellent chance of survival in a zombie outbreak (head to foot protection and the ability to swing a baseball for a long time). My past of childhood/teenage pyromania has given me an uncanny ability to make fire which transitioned nicely into many, many restaurant jobs so I can take care of food and almost anything that needs to be sharp. Unfortunately, we have yet to find a third friend who is actually good at finding food so we will be reduced to raiding after a very short time. Basically, I think a person's past would be the main thing keeping them alive and not the stuff they manage to loot. Walking Dead is one of the best at avoiding my biggest complaint even though, I think it could do much better.
Just a point about the name, there are two books of the genre already by that name:
Another series that I REALLY liked the first book and maybe the second (if I’m remember correctly) is this series. Gave me some DBDA vibes for sure. Dude was holed up in his house, scared, didn’t know what exactly was going on, making very calculated decisions, etc.
Here you have some zombies and sailing.
The Beginning of the End (Apocalypse Z) - Manel Loureiro
Vähän perinteisestä muotista (no ainakin TWD) poikkeava zombiekirja, tykkäsin todella paljon. Jotenkin kirjoitustyyli oli itselle hyvin sopiva ja eläytyi hyvin päähenkilön mukana. Vaikka ei kirjasta uskoisi, pimeässä mökillä kun tätä luki ja oli kuumottava kohtaus, oli pakko pistää hetkeksi Kindle syrjään
I, Zombie by Hugh Howey...
It's disturbing, told from the point of view of zombies, and presents the idea that they can all still think, feel, taste and everything else as they go along but just can't control themselves. It's really graphic and disturbing, but a GREAT zombie book and an interesting take...
Apocalypse Z by Manel Loureiro
He goes for realism here and hits pretty true... Solid book and the 2nd one was just translated to English
For an international feel, try the Apocalypse Z series. They are available translated into English from the original Spanish.
Also, again for international/wide spread zombie settings, consider Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Strain.
This is almost exactly how Apocalypse Z starts out. o_0