For My Walking Dead Junkie Friends: Choose Your Own Adventure

The very best part about watching AMC’s The Walking Dead was all the dishing with my buds afterward. Every week, the emails, chats, and blogs would heat up for in-depth (and often insane) conversations about the characters, the plot lines and what would we do in a zombie apocalypse. Over on Julia’s blog we discussed heroes: Team Shane and I’m Stickin’ To Him. Julia also wrote an interesting article about ensemble casts: Why An Ensemble Cast Matters. Even my friend, Penny, she of martinis and reviewing romance novels fame, got in on the act with her post: “Tonight’s as good a night as any.” Then, after the season finale (which was one of the best episodes of the entire season), my friend, Marina, posted about her love/hate affair with TWD (beverage alert–put down the coffee cup before you read this post): Stagger Back To Me, Walking Dead!

Our obsession reached a point when we were talking about staging a coup against TWD writers and taking over the show.

Need I say that we’re going through some withdrawal right now?

Friends! Zombie junkies! Look what fell into my email box this morning.

I just downloaded the Kindle version and haven’t read it yet. I don’t know even know if I’ll like it, since I have never read a Choose Your Own Adventure book before. But this sounds hysterical.

You’re a stuffed bunny and it’s the end of the world.

Between you and safety are forty or fifty ­zombies gorging ­themselves on the flesh of the living. If you disguise yourself as one of them and try to sneak past the feeding frenzy, turn to page 183. If you grab a tire iron, flip out and get medieval on their undead asses, turn to page 11.

Zombocalypse Now is a comedy/horror ­reimagining of the choose-your-own-ending books you grew up with. You’ll be confronted with undead hordes, ­internet ­dating, improper police procedure, and the very real ­danger that you’ll lose your grip on reality and wind up stark raving mad.

With 112 possible endings (at least 7 in which you don’t die) the zombie apocalypse has never been this much fun.

Thanks for the head’s up, Matt. Best laugh of the day.

Zombocalypse Now, by Matt Youngmark, available on Amazon. (Print version, too!)



9 responses

  1. This sounds like a crazy concept but are there kids in it that I can kill off early (that blog is in my draft file just now Why kids should always be killed off early in a movie/TV drama)

    1. I cannot wait to read that, Tom. (I am laughing so hard)

  2. My kids and I used to write our own Choose Your Own Adventure books! So cool! It’s like Bunnicula! I gotta read this and then I’m going to take over The Walking Dead writing department. Wanna come, Pinky….hmmmm?

    1. Oh, yes, Brain. We’ll wear ninja outfits!

  3. I totally want Rick to say “I’m so getting medieval on your undead asses! Yo!”

  4. If Rick says that, Penny, he will be elevated to #1 on my My Fave Character spot.

  5. Ha! DD1 and I were cracking ourselves up last night reading this book. I cooked, she read, we hashed out the possibilities, then laughed like loons when the story took ridiculous twists. It’s very cleverly done.

  6. Oh, maybe it was you who planted The-Walking-Dead seed in my brain and my brother just watered it?

    Anyway, I’m watching the first season on Netflix. I like it. 🙂

  7. When you get caught up, see if you’re willing to join the writers’ coup.

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