Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Two Sentence Tuesday: Zombie Style and The Walking Dead... no thanks to Psy

If you haven't heard the name Gangnam Style by now, you've been living in a cave.

And if you've heard the song and seen the "horsey" dance 50 million times by now, I'd say it's time to change it to something more useful. Hey, how about Zombie Style?

My two sentences today:  Live, fight or die. Live life Zombie Style.

Simply put: it's survival.

Isn't that what most zombie books are really about?

You may say you hate or have no interest in reading zombie fiction, but... ask the thousands  (millions?) watching The Walking Dead on TV and despite the horror, gore, and grotesquely fascinating zombies they have created, it's the fight for survival, that human element that keeps everyone hooked and coming back for more.

The people, the characters, that's what keeps us so fascinated, and isn't that what makes us delve into a book or movie? It's their fight for survival, their struggles, their triumphs....

That struggle, too, is what made writing GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie so much fun. I mean, it's not everyday you turn into a zombie, right? And live (un-live?) to tell about it? (Coming this summer!)

** Your take?

* Who's your favorite zombie character? Got a favorite zombie book or movie?


3 comments:

  1. While I love the whole flesh eating mobile corpse component of zombie fiction and film, I totally agree that without compelling characters populating the world and trying to survive, the gore becomes a bore! Can't wait to read your book!

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  2. Thanks! yeah, love that line, I may borrow it. gore can be a bore.haaa!

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  3. My favorite zombie character just may be one that I wrote myself...but I don't want to say who it is and give any spoilers away!

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