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Things Could be Much, Much Worse

Worried about the swine flu? Read some of these novels about horrific plagues to remind yourself that things could be much, much worse!

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson – The classic novel about a plague that causes vampirism. Apocalypse ensues.

World War Z by Max Brooks – There’s nothing more terrifying than a zombie plague, unless you’re able to come up with a clever new way to write about it, as Max Brooks has done.


Some plagues are scarier than others...

Some plagues are scarier than others...

The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan – Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro teamed up with thriller writer Chuck Hogan to write this soon-to-be-released novel that can be described as I Am Legend meets Dracula. Destined to be a feature film.

Infected: A Novel by Scott Sigler – Here’s a book that proves that plagues invented by aliens can be just as scary as plagues spread by the marauding undead.

The Stand by Stephen King – A timely tale about a deadly flu that leads to an end times battle royale between good and evil.

Are there any other plague-ridden novels you’ve enjoyed and would like to share?


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