Post-Apocalypse, Dystopian, Zombies ...

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LinghamStyle Thu 06-Jun-13 21:12:20

Any recommendations please?

I've just finished The Fall of Society (Book 1) which was free on Kindle and I'm half-way through the sequel but stuck for what to get next.

Thanks smile

LinghamStyle Thu 06-Jun-13 21:13:05

Oh and they don't have to be free books!

Dunlurking Fri 07-Jun-13 07:50:03

Today's kindle daily deal is very good - Angelfall by Susan Ee. Can't remember whether there are zombies in it but it has everything you could ask for from a dystopian book and very gripping. I paid full price last year and it was worth it <<taps feet impatiently waiting for sequel>>

LinghamStyle Fri 07-Jun-13 10:47:58

Thank you, I'll go look now.

World War Z
The Passage / The Twelve
Pride & Prejudice with Zombies
Myra Grant's Feed series

The above are all zombie books.

The Stand - Stephen King
Brave New World
War Of The Worlds
Any John Wyndham
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep
Lord Of The Flies
A Clockwork Orange
The Running Man / The Long Walk - both King
The Road
Michael Grant's YA Gone series
The Knife Of Never Letting Go YA series
1984

The above are dystopian, or vaguely

The enemy series by Charlie higson. Group of children surviving on their own in London after all the adults turn into zombies. Addictive reading!

Wool, by Hugh Howey.

I'm now reading the sequel, Shift, and it's even better!

No zombies though.

StellaNova Fri 07-Jun-13 20:20:02

Children of the Dust
The Book of Dave

One of my favourite books ends up post apocalyptic and I always want to rec it on threads like this but it is kind of a spoiler to do so.

Brother In The Land
Z For Zaccharia

LinghamStyle Sat 08-Jun-13 00:34:06

Thanks everyone! I've read some of those and now I have some to look at. I downloaded Angelfall earlier so I'll start that once I've finished The Fight of Society.

I should have said and/or Zombies in my title as there doesn't have to be Zombies - just chaos and/or oppression :-D

Stella if you don't want to put the book on thread would you mind sending me the title via PM pretty please? You've piqued my interest now!

VerySmallSqueak Sat 08-Jun-13 00:41:56

'Last Light' Alex Scarrow
'Allison Hewitt is trapped' and 'Sadie walker is stranded' by Madeleine Roux
The 'Autumn' series by David Moody
The Morningstar Strain series by Z A Recht

VerySmallSqueak Sat 08-Jun-13 00:46:12

'Day by Day Armageddon' J L Bourne
'Aftermath' Roger Williams

VerySmallSqueak Sat 08-Jun-13 00:54:56

'Apocalypse of the dead','Flesh Eater' and 'Dead City' by Joe McKinney
'Death of Grass' John Christopher
'On the Beach' Nevil Shute
'Zombie Britannica' Thomas Emson
'The First days:As the world dies' Rhiannon Frater (she's written two after this but I can't remember what they are called - both also worth a read though)
'Zombie Apocalypse' Stephen Jones
'Survivors' Terry Nation
'The day of the Triffids' John Wyndham

VerySmallSqueak Sat 08-Jun-13 01:04:54

'48' James Herbert
'Plague' Graham Masterton
'Plague 99' Jean Ure

VerySmallSqueak Sat 08-Jun-13 01:17:51

'Afterlight' by Alex Scarrow
'Flood' Stephen Baxter
'Down to a sunless sea' David Graham
'The Snow' Adam Roberts.

The other two Rhiannon Frater ones are 'Fighting to survive' and 'Seige'.

LinghamStyle Sat 08-Jun-13 01:32:07

VerySmallSqueak thank you! I've had a look at some of those and I'll be adding them ASAP!

I had a look at the Rhiannon Frater ones before but they weren't available on Kindle and the paper books were quite expensive - I'll look again though now you've reminded me about them.

I loved 'Afterlight' and 'Flood'.

There was another book in the same series as Flood (called Ark I think) about the group that attempted to survive by going off into space. There was another group that built a city at the bottom of the ocean so I'm hoping he'll write a book about them too.

I thought, 'Autumn' was bloody awful tbh - he writes like a teenager, who has never read a book in his life. Sorry, Squeak - I think we might have agreed to disagree about him before. He makes the 'Eragon' series (which are also bloody awful and were indeed written by a teenager) seem positively Shakespearean in comparison. Shockingly inept writing imho.

Sorry to go on but I thought it was THAT bad!

VerySmallSqueak Sat 08-Jun-13 15:43:34

Yes,I remember Remus !!

I have to say that my enjoyment of a book is bound by the content more than the style - I'm not particularly sophisticated as far as great literary tomes go!!

Easily pleased by a bit of blood and guts 9 times out of 10 tbh grin.

bran Sat 08-Jun-13 15:53:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Do a search on Facebook for the group 'zombie book of the month' , they always come up with new exciting reads

bran Sat 08-Jun-13 18:22:08

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LinghamStyle Sat 08-Jun-13 19:50:58

I've read Wool, really enjoyed it apart from the lengthy engineering parts. Thankfully I'm able to speed read stuff I don't really like. I'm definitely getting the sequel.

Swan Song is bloody great, hints of The Stand if you are a Stephen King fan.

I agree with The Mammoth Book of Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, I have it and it is great. Almost every story is one I would read again, but there are some really stand-out brilliant stories.

Any John Wyndham, old but fabulous. The Kraken Wakes and The Day of the Triffids are my absolute favourites.

Plague by Lisa C. Hinsley was very good - I enjoyed her others on Kindle as well although I can't remember the names of them. Plague had some really uncanny coincidences with my own life.

Stella I really want to know what your fave book is now!

LuisSuarezTeeth Sun 09-Jun-13 14:49:16

Thanks for these suggestions, marking place smile

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