Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.

2007-07-14

It's A Zombie Eat Human World

World War Z is one of the best books I've read this year. It's about the Zombie Wars and how people survive, and ever since reading it, I look at houses and buildings wondering, hm, would that be a good place to be when the zombies attack?

I also fell in love with the Zombie American short films.

So, it was with great pleasure that I read Wil Wheaton's Geek in Review: It's the End of the World As We Know it, and I Feel Fine. Wheaton has a great round-up of post-apocalyptic films and books, including zombies. Also, I love that it was a librarian who introduced him to post-apocalyptic science fiction.

Speaking of zombies, vampires have been rehabilitated, as have werewolves, in that both are often shown as misunderstood. Better yet, there are a ton of romance novels with vampires and werewolves. Yet zombies... not so much. It's kind of nice to have an enemy that will always be viewed as evil, due to the decaying flesh and eating brains.

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  • At 10:33 PM, Blogger kgs said…

    Personally, I like the zombies in 28 Days Later. They remind me of the electoral college, somehow.

    A great post with great links. I too love post-apocalyptic fiction.

     
  • At 1:29 PM, Blogger Tyler Rousseau said…

    There aren't many books on the zombie-love subject but the movie "Return of the Living Dead 3" is pretty close.

    When Curt's girlfriend, Julie, is gravely injured in a motorcycle accident, Curt takes her to the Military Research facility where his father works and subjects her to the reanimation formula his father team is working on.

    The only question is, will Julie's love of Curt prevail over her newfound love for BRAINS!!!

     
  • At 5:44 AM, Blogger John said…

    "World War Z" is fantastic, an absolutely brilliant tour de force. I found myself thinking, "how would we fortify the library against the Gs? If you haven't listened to the audio book version, I'd recommend that as well. It employs a whole host of actors (including Alan Alda).

    You know that Brad Pitt bought the movie rights and is producing it for release in 2008?

     

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