Friday, February 18, 2011

Review: Wanted Undead Or Alive by Jonathan Maberry and Janice Bashman

If you are like me and love all things creepy and scary that go bump in the night then you must add this one to the TBR pile! It's educational...yes people I said educational; but in that morbid curiosity way.
Want to know about pulp fiction, the Lizzie Borden rhyme, or maybe RPG's? This book has got it all and can tell you about nearly every horror realated thing or the origin of it.
It's a seriously enjoyable read that I think you should check out if you want to find something far away from romance and fluffy bunnies...oh and it has some cool pictures!
About The Book:
(from Amazon)
These days you can-t swing an undead lycanthrope without hitting a Minion of Evil. They-re everywhere-TV, film, the basement-right behind you! It-s never been more important to know what you can do to keep them at bay. Garlic? silver bullets? holy water? torch-wielding mob?

From today-s foremost experts on nightmares-come-to-life, this indispensible guide identifies and describes mankind-s enemies-supernatural beasts, ghosts, vampires, serial killers, etc.-and unearths effective time-proven responses to each horrific threat.

Separate fact from fiction, the deadly from the merely creepy.

Learn when to stand your ground and when to run screaming for your life.

Determine which monster-specific heroes to call and their likelihood of success.

Consider your own potential as a Champion for Good, Conqueror of the Damned.

Whether we-re talking ancient vampire hunters or modern-day FBI profilers, it-s good to know someone-s got your back in the eternal struggle between Good and Evil. And this book, with over fifty illustrations, as well as commentary from luminaries like filmmaker John Carpenter, author Peter Straub, and the legendary Stan Lee, provides all the information and reassurance you need to sleep soundly at night. Just not too soundly.

With 8 pages of color art
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Citadel (September 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0806528214
ISBN-13: 978-0806528212
Review Copy: Author
**I received no monetary compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.


  1. I remember seeing this one in store and thinking...what the heck?!? Nice to hear a bit more about it though I'm not certain my "morbid curiosity" will rally me to pick it up for myself....though I may know of another that would be interested. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Glad to hear you loved the book Kris - we had a lot of fun writing it. Thanks for the review.

  3. I used to love things creepy and scary that go bump in the night but then I realized having a wife wasn't all it was cracked up to be! :)
    Sounds like an enjoyable read...might check it out sometime.