There are a few kinds of characters that are always awesome. Pirates. Vampires. Vampire Pirates. Robots. Ninjas. And my personal favorite: Zombies. Don't know what it is, but I love zombie books, movies, video games, whatever. If I ever find some sweet heavy metal about zombies, that will probably be all I ever listen to for the rest of my life. The Haunting of Derek Stone: City of the Dead looks cool, but there definitely needs to be more zombie books out there.
I like asking “what if.” So in the absence of a dedicated zombie genre, I'd like to propose another game. Add “and zombies” to any book title you can think of, and let's just all imagine the hilarity that would ensue.
“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Zombies”
“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Zombies”
“The Old Man And the Sea and Zombies”
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Zombies”
Do it! Use your brains! Youuurrr deeelliiccciiouuusss brrraaaiiiinnnnssss . . .
—Jack, STACKS Staffer