Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Awesome books

Has anyone else read this book?
I assume at least a few people have.(If you haven't, shame. Go read it. Go. Now.)
I assume this because it's been optioned for a movie.
Now, for those of you that haven't read it, this book is amazing. It's creepy as any other teenage book I've ever read. Zombies are very rarely something you see do well in this market. This book, however, does a very good job of not only making them believable, but almost nightmare inducing.
Of course, that might just be because I have a very strange imagination. You give me the words 'Zombie' and 'Apocalypse' and I'm off into my own little world. When you add details, that world becomes very scary.
Anyway. Rant aside, it's a great book.
Why am I bringing it up?
Because it's been optioned for a movie!!!
There are two options for this movie, should it go through. It will be very good, and I will go home and sleep with the lights on so as to scare off the zombie hoardes. Or, it will turn into a slasher/hacker/gross CGI rich gore fest.
I will be very, very sad if that happens.
But it's a long time coming. In the time before that, I suggest reading the book.
And for once, I like this cover better than the ones from other cpuntries. I thought for a very long time it was a photograph because whomever painted it did such an amazing job.
So. Go read it.
There is one other book that I finished a while ago, but I can't stop thinking about. It's beautiful.
In case you haven't noticed, I'm one of those people who is very drawn by cover art. This is some of the prettiest art I think I've ever seen, and immediately made me go buy it.
(This is why marketing companies are so important. They work very well on people like me.)
Anyway. It's this book.

It's very beautiful, no? Beautiful story, too! I'm obsessed with Asian history and culture, and this book fed that problem nicely.


Rebecca Knight said...

Ooh, I just bought and read both these books recently!

I agree, I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth, not just because of the zombies, but because of the heights and depths of emotion throughout. It was breathtaking in more ways than one.

I also really enjoyed Silver Phoenix! I have a review on my blog, but needless to say, it was a really good fantasy read :D.

Sam said...

Yeah, the emotional part was even more amazing. I found it particularly awesome she pulled that kind of deepness out of a story about the undead. I applaud her Carrie Ryan for that. It would have been easy to drop that part.
I'll check our your review! That was such a good book. . .