Zombie-fy Your Favorite Book

December 12th, 2009 by

Think of your favorite book character. Got it? Good. (Hm, I suspect many of those characters bear a striking resemblance to Daniel Radcliffe…)

Now, imagine that character with rotting flesh, flies buzzing all about, a blank stare, a little drool, and a penchant for eating human brains!

That’s right — you’ve zombie-fied that book character! Just like Greg from Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been zombie-fied in a new graphic novel, Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid.

Cover and interior page from "Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid," as reported by Publisher's Weekly

Cover and interior page from "Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid," as reported by Publisher's Weekly

Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice, was also recently zombie-fied into Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Can you imagine if your favorite book or series had zombies in the plot? Here is a Zombie Refresher Course:

  • They’re reanimated corpses of the dead.
  • They probably don’t remember who they once were.
  • If they’re injured, they feel no pain.
  • They crave human flesh… especially braaaaaiiinnnnnsssss.
  • They usually travel in packs, typically moaning, “Braaaaaiiinnnnnsssss…”

Between Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I was inspired me to zombie-fy The Baby-sitters Club series. Here’s a twist on some of the originals:

  1. Kristy’s Great Idea: A club is formed by four friends — to kick butt and battle the zombie apocalypse (while thinking of fun activities to preoccupy the kids they’re watching).
  2. Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls: Claudia is spooked by incessant prank calls… the only sounds heard on the line are heavy breathing and the creepy repeated whisper of, “Braaaaaiiinnnnnsssss…”
  3. The Truth About Stacey: Stacey, one of the fabulous, zombie-slaying four in the Baby-sitters Club, is harboring a dark secret… Could she be a zombie herself?
  4. Mary Anne Saves the Day: Despite being the quiet, shy one, Mary Anne steps up to the plate and saves everyone from the zombies… no one messes with Mary Anne “Pigtails” Spier!
  5. Dawn and the Impossible Three: Despite the seemingly positive win over the zombies in Mary Anne Saves the Day, Dawn realizes that she must face the greatest threat of all — the three zombies who seem impossible to kill.

Leave a comment with your idea for a zombie twist to your favorite book!

— Nancy

PS: One more time! “Braaaaaiiinnnnnsssss…”

4 Responses

  • Bat writes:
    December 16th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Harry Zombie and the Sorcerer’s Brain:

    Harry, an orphan, is a member of a mean zombie family. His spoiled cousin gets human brains at every meal while Harry has to eat bird brains. The same cousin gets 28 deathday presents every year while Harry’s mean aunt and uncle forget his deathday. You get the idea. A huge zombie comes to take Harry to Hog’s Warts School of Brainsucking and Wizardry. Rumor also has it that the Sorcerer’s Brain, a tasty morsel that makes the eater immortal, is hidden in the school…

    • Nancy writes:
      December 16th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

      Bat, great to see you on the site again! I can’t wait to read Harry Zombie and the Sorcerer’s Brain if — no, WHEN — it hits the bookshelves! You really have a knack for writing! ^_^

  • jacob writes:
    January 21st, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Harry ZOMBIE?Now thats just awesome

  • Tristen writes:
    November 21st, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I liked diary of a wimpy kid but im not so sure about this one after i read all the series to diary of wimpy kid i love it and i just got done with the last one and i love it but ever time i read one i just cant seem to put it down but u cant stop writing them like i no u want but dont stop an wait to write a nother one in a year go head right now start a new one i realy want to read it get it published i realy like them books right a nother diary of a wimpy kid an im not the only person u will be making happy like i said im done with the ugly truth i need to read a nother one tell me about when u will write a nother diary of a wimpy kid please i love these books……

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