Sam Leith

Books Podcast: The wisdom of the zombie apocalypse

Books Podcast: The wisdom of the zombie apocalypse
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In this week’s books podcast, we’re talking about the lumbering hordes of the living dead. Yup: it’s Zombie Apocalypse time, as I sit down with Greg Garrett, author of the erudite and absorbing Living With The Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse. More than just a survival guide, this book considers the literary, cinematic and theological history of the zombie — the vast popularity of the genre, and the extraordinary range of meanings and anxieties that zombies have incarnated over the years. From the undead Spider Man in Marvel Zombie comics, through the White Walkers in Game of Thrones… by way of T S Eliot and the Book of Revelations. All together now: BRAIIIIIINNSSSSS……

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