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Old 01-03-2007, 01:08   #41
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The Battle of Yonkers, if done right, could be the best Zombie set piece in cinema history. I would love to see it done in the style of the Normandy beach landings from Saving Private Ryan.
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:11   #42
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just finished it (well 2am last night ) and loved it. does the other book really exist

different way of telling a story, with all those short bits and far better than say the michael crichton story about genetic mutants. fave bit was the dog handlers i think, but most stories were pretty good.
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Any news on the film?
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does the other book really exist
Yup, and its well worth a read. Just in case
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:38   #45
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Any news on the film?
Last time I read about the film it is scheduled for release in 2010 and the script is currently being written.
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just finished it (well 2am last night ) and loved it. does the other book really exist

different way of telling a story, with all those short bits and far better than say the michael crichton story about genetic mutants. fave bit was the dog handlers i think, but most stories were pretty good.
If you can find it, the audio book version of this is phenomenal, the voice acting is very engaging and the cast includes Mark Hamil. Well worth watching out for.
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But aint a lot of the book missing from the audio book?
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But aint a lot of the book missing from the audio book?
There is quite a lot missing, most notibly the early signs of the outbreak in Africa and the japanese hacker, both chapters I loved in the book. Other stuff is abridged, but in the main the stories are complete - I'd definately recommend a listen (6 CDs) because it brings another angle to the story - hearing them recounted by actors is very involving.

What I'm most concerned about is the film - this would be much more suited to a Band of Brothers-esque mini series.

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The hacker story was one of my faves too.

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My favourite part of the book is following Tod Wayneo (?) from Yonkers right through to the final sweep - he is played by Mark Hamil in the audio version and he does a great job.
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Going to re-read this, I left it about 1/3 of the way in and put it down for reasons unknown - was very good though.

From what I read, I agree a BOB-style mini-series would serve it much better than a film.
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Just ordered this book guys ...thanks for all the recommendations!

Some nice bedtime reading
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Well after reading this thread and on the back of reading the first TPB of The Walking Dead, I’ve just placed an order for this.

Hope it is as good as people say.
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Can anyone recommend any other zombie-apocalypse type books ? i had a look on amazon but there doesn't seem to be a lot around (that sound good anyway)
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Can anyone recommend any other zombie-apocalypse type books ? i had a look on amazon but there doesn't seem to be a lot around (that sound good anyway)
I enjoyed reign of the dead - not got round to the other books in his series though.
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Can anyone recommend any other zombie-apocalypse type books ? i had a look on amazon but there doesn't seem to be a lot around (that sound good anyway)
Day by Day Armageddon sounds very interesting and has a heap of good reviews (on the US site)

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Can anyone recommend any other zombie-apocalypse type books ? i had a look on amazon but there doesn't seem to be a lot around (that sound good anyway)
It's a comic and there's quite a few graphic novels out now but the Walking dead is rather ace.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walking_Dead
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brilliant book - can't wait for film (if it's done correctly) - read the survival book several times - it's a good read.
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Monster Island is really good too, if you've been to New York and recognise all the locations in the book it's a bit freaky.
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Monster Island is really good too, if you've been to New York and recognise all the locations in the book it's a bit freaky.
I've got that, and its sequel (or prequel I think) Monster Nation, and there's a third too which I've not picked up yet. Yet to read them though.

I'm 3/4 through World War Z, and have to say while it's a very clever book, I haven't found it engaging. I think it's the one-trick-pony narrative style, as the interview style grates after a while. I really wish it had been punctuated with traditional narrative.

Don't get me wrong, technically it's very, very impressive, and the detail is superb. It does get bogged down by politics, which adds to the scale (and sadly the tedium IMO) and I found it hit & miss regarding the stories. Some I just love; the blind monk for instance, or the GI lost in the swamp, while others are a little boring.

An impressive feat, this will make an incredible TV series or film, but as a read, for all its polish, it just doesn't engage with me for some reason.

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