Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Got Brains? Look Out For Zombies

I last blogged about The Zombie Survival Guide during ALA Banned Books Week.  Since we're winding down October SpookFest, the book (and our book trailer) deserved a reprise.

Our book trailer provides a tongue-in-cheek look at zombies as comprehensively presented in The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From the Living Dead, by Max Brooks (New York: Three Rivers Press, 1st ed., © 2003). The book is a parody of the Y2K melt-down survival guides (and other post-apocalyptic survival manuals) that have been popular during the past 15 years. Zombies, like vampires, are popular fiction, and this book presents its subject matter in as straight-faced and deadpan a fashion as possible. That's no mean feat; it takes a gifted writer to carry off good satire. Brooks does that, and then some, in this clever, engaging parody.  The book is available in our Evergreen Indiana catalog.

In our book trailer, Zombie kitty made me laugh out loud, which, if you know felines, is pretty surprising and unusual in itself.

About the Book Trailer's Artwork

Original zombie drawings were created by Brian Mills, whom I call Drawer Dude, of Mooresville, Indiana. He is a student at the Art Institute of Indianapolis.

About the Book Trailer's Soundtrack

Live performance (February 18, 2010) of "Starmap to Orion" (2009), composed and arranged by Danny Buckley, whom I call The Music Man. Performed at Millikin University's Student Composers' Forum III in Kaeuper Hall, School of Music. Conductor: John Stafford II. Musicians: Chris Petterson & Robert Stein, electric cellos; Scott Agner, electric guitar; Neil Johnson, electric bass; Nick Murphy, drums.  To see a high resolution YouTube video of this performance, check out this video (although a low resolution video is also available here, if you'd rather see it that way).

Zombie Kitty Must've Eaten Scowl-Face's Brain, Which Explains A Lot,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Paranormal Fiction News Beat

P.S.  You probably wouldn't have expected the best-selling folk group The Kingston Trio to have performed a song about the undead.  But here is "Zombie Jamboree" from the band's album ... From the Hungry i (1959).

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.