Dead Inside: Do Not Enter: Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse, Lost Zombies, Chronicle books, $19.95
This isn’t your typical book of zombie fiction. It’s not even fiction in the traditional sense. From scrawled notes, text messages, signs and photos, stories unfold of ordinary people turned survivors of a zombie apocalypse. It’s a scrapbook that is touching, frightening and sometimes funny. The contents were contributed by a San Francisco Bay Area-based group of zombie fans, Lost Zombies, and the voices are authentic and haunting, from the simple sign, “I was bit. Do not enter.” To the crayon scrawl on an envelope, “Mommy where are you?” They are images that stick with you, even when you might not want to think about them.
Dead Inside is a fresh take on the genre. If you are into zombies, check this one out. Note that it is available as an e-book, but reviews indicated that the photographs were not easy to read in the e-book format. Spring for the paperback version.
And sleep tight.