Saturday, 22 October 2011

Rantastic: An open letter to anybody thinking of writing, publishing or representing a YA zombie novel

Basically, I have to get this off my chest

This is a zombie:



Writers, editors, publishers, WHOEVER IS RESPONSIBLE - please stop trying to make us think of zombies like this:


And, I swear down, if you take zombies in this direction:


You will do this to me and every other horror fan in the world:


Enough.

9 comments:

  1. Hahaha. Casey gave me a book (Dearly Departed) that seems like that... confusing.

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  2. I get taking monsters away from a stereotype, but zombies are definitely not shiny 'sexy' (I quote since I don't like R.Patt) men, they are brain eating people!

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  3. I completely agree with you! BUT Dearly Departed IS awesome. But that is the exception. All the other ones...No. Just no.

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  4. Have you read Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion? Probably the only exception to the 'Zombie romance DOESN'T WORK!' argument. Not YA, though, so I can still agree wholeheartedly with your rant :D

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  5. I haven't actually read Warm Bodies yet but it's one I really want to try as I've heard it puts a bit of a new spin on things.
    I am still trying all the zombie novels I get sent as I do love zombies...but generally only when they're shuffling, brain-eating monsters. Although, I have read a couple like 'I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It', which I loved because it's so tongue in cheek. For me, that's what works best, I just can't take a zombie romance seriously.x

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  6. I totally agree. When I think zombies I think, "double tap."

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  7. Hahahaha LOVE THIS. I too want to read Warm Bodies at some point but yes I'm scared of zombie novels as I just can't see how a zombie guy can be hot...

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Thank you kindly for the comment, you sweet thing.