Life imitating art.. well kind of

I am currently reading "Zombie Apocalypse" created by Stephen Jones, which was released in 2010.

It is a bit different to your normal zombie novel, in that the story unfolds through the use of diary entries, emails, police reports, letters and blogs to make the big picture.

It takes a bit of getting used to, but I am really getting drawn in to how the zombie apocalypse takes off in this novel.

Without giving too much away, I was surprised to see this news article today from the U.K.:

It is very similar to what is happening in the book, even right down to the time period the bodies were buried in this area.

This all makes me wonder if knowledge of the burial site was commonly known before they started digging it up, or if Mr Jones and Co. stumbled upon the idea of the book and it is just a coincidence.

Either way, I find it interesting.

Oh, and I started reading 'zombie apocalypse' as I first saw the cover for the third (?) book in the series and as I wanted to read it, I figured I would start at the beginning:

1 comment:

Simon Quinton said...

Sounds like your hooked on this one. Will have to check it out.