13 Novels That Deserve a Zombie Mash-Up

Hey, Shmoopers,

It is a truth universally acknowledged that people love zombie fiction. Seth Grahame-Smith’s book, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, even got the big-screen treatment. We started to wonder: what other books should get the zombie treatment? We racked our brains—before they get devoured—and here’s what we came up with.

13 Novels That Deserve a Zombie Mash-Up

1. The Joy Luck Zombies

The heartwarming tale of four zombie mothers and their zombie-American daughters trying to live up to their zom-moms’ expectations.

2. The Scarlet Letter and Zombies

When Hester Prynne has a “Z” emblazoned on her chest, the local townsfolk suspect zombies, Zorro, or zombie Zorro.

3. Gone with the Zombies

“If I have to lie, steal, cheat, or kill someone and eat their brain. As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.”

4. 1984 and Zombies

Big Zombie is watching you.

5. Jurassic Zombies

Zombies find a way.

6. To Kill a Zombie

They told us the dog Atticus shot was rabid. “Rabies.” Sure it is. We smell a government cover-up.

7. Ulysses and Zombies

No one else has actually read the book, so they’ll believe you when you say there are zombies in it.

8. Of Mice and Zombies

Lennie will hug him and squeeze him and tear his limbs off and eat his brain.

9. The Bluest Eye and Zombies

Get that eyeball out of his mouth.

10. A Tale of Two Zombies

It was the worst of the zombie apocalypse, it was the worst of the zombie apocalypse. (Yeah, the zombie apocalypse has no best.)

11. The Perks of Being a Zombie Wallflower

“And in that moment, I swear the zombies were infinite.”

12. Charlie and the Chocolate Zombies

These zombies don’t want brains. Just sugar.

13. The Walking Dead and Zombies

Not redundant. You can never have too many zombies.

If you make the next big mash-up sensation with one of our ideas, we want a cut. Otherwise yours is the first brain we’re sinking our teeth into when the zombie apocalypse happens.

Have more thoughts on potential zombie mash-ups? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #ShmoopZombies.

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Quote of the Week

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.

~ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The original ain’t bad either.

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