Dan Oliver‘s Zombies A-Z (available next month in the US from John Blake Publishing) seemed like a no-fail proposition. Coming from a British author, it seemed that the book would offer a different perspective on the zombie phenomenon. The idea of easier access to European zombie flicks and BBC series would – at least on the surface – allow for a book that is a little more rounded than those with an American focus.
In that respect, Zombies A-Z succeeds. Bringing to light such UK series as Dead Set, about an outbreak of zombism on the set of Big Brother, makes the book interesting. It’s simple – while reading about stuff about which you already know is entertaining, the main purpose of picking up a book like this is to find new venues for entertainment. And, as I said, the book succeeds in that respect.
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