S.G. Browne

Y is for You, Z is for Zombie

We’ve reached the end of the alphabet, which culminates with a single title for each of the letters Y and Z. And with the dearth of titles I’ve read for both of them, I decided to combine the two letters here.

And by dearth, I mean I haven’t read, or can’t recall having read, any other books that begin with the letters Y or Z. Is there something I should have read? Something I should read? Like I need to add more books to my TBR pile, which is already almost an entire shelf on one of my bookcases.

But before I get to the final two titles of my Favorite Reads From A to Z, I just wanted to thank everyone who’s given this a glance and stopped by to thrown down the occasional comment. I hope you enjoyed the posts and found some titles that you’d never considered picking up before. Happy reading!

And now, to wrap this up…

You Suck: A Love Story, Christopher Moore
The sequel (after twelve years) to Bloodsucking Fiends, this one picks up with Tommy, the frozen-turkey-bowling night shift employee at Safeway, discovering that he’s just been turned into a vampire by his girlfriend, Jody, who recently became a vampire herself. Things get complicated when Tommy’s turkey-bowling buddies find out he’s a vampire. Throw in a a homeless Emperor, a blue-dyed Vegas call girl, and a vampire cat named Chet, and what you get is classic Christopher Moore. The diary entries from Abby Normal, Tommy and Jody’s goth minion, steal the show.

The Zombie Survival Guide, Max Brooks
Arguably the book that laid the groundwork for the zombie madness that has engulfed film and fiction. This always practical, often enlightening, and frequently amusing manual about how to survive a zombie attack is filled with helpful advice such as: Use your head, cut off theirs; and Blades don’t need reloading. With weapon and combat techniques and case histories of recorded zombie outbreaks, this book has it all. A must read for anyone who wants to survive the zombie apocalypse.

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4 Comments »

  1. Youth in Revolt. One of the funniest reads ever.

    Comment by Buck Swindle — October 22, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

  2. Thanks for the suggestion, Buck. I’ll have to put it on the list.

    Comment by admin — October 22, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

  3. Awesome A to Z list, Scott! I enjoyed it immensely — what a great idea for blogging!

    You Suck is wonderful. It was my second or third Moore book (It’s a Dirty Job came first, and I was hooked, and I can’t recall whether I read You Suck or The Stupidest Angel next), and it’s a wonderful showcase of his observational humor. I love Abby too — I imagine looking like a short version of Abby (Pauley Perrette) on NCIS! :)

    OK, what I want to know now is, what’s encore to the alphabetic review of books?

    Comment by Zuzana — October 23, 2010 @ 8:32 am

  4. Not sure what my encore will be but it will have to wait a bit with the release of Fated, as I’ll be a little preoccupied with signings and related bloggings and editing my next book. But I’ll see what I can come up with. Movies and TV shows come to mind, but we’ll see.

    Thanks for reading!

    Comment by admin — October 23, 2010 @ 8:40 am

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