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.
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?