Book tags – Zombie Apocalypse

This time I’ve got my shotgun and chainsaw all ready for the Zombie Survival Book Tag

The rules as I understand them:

1. Pick 5 books
2. Turn to two random pages
3. The first two names you see gets to be on your zombie survival team (yay?)
4. Apply the characters to the 10 situations and types of people in the order you got them
5. Fret over how doomed you are.

Looking over my desk here, I have chosen 5 books. 3 I’m currently reading, 1 I’ve read and 1 I’m rereading.
The books are:
– a wonderfully 80’s nerd book I’ve since finished reading since I started writing this tag.
– a satirical book on modern consumerism and the end of the world.
– from the A Song Of Ice And Fire series of books. I’ve not seen the show.
– A hilarious and outragous farce based during the South African Apartheid.
– From Terry Pratchett’s excellent Discworld series. This one is a send-up of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Q1: The first person to die:
A1: Percival/Wade. Sorry dude, obviously too busy fighting virtual zombies in the OASIS to spotting the IRL ones chomping on your IRL brains.

Q2: The person you trip to get away from the zombies:
A2: Aich. Always thought that guy was hiding something…

Q3: The first person to turn into a zombie:
A3: Aristos Tyron. Actually, he’s more intelligent now.

Q4: The person that trips YOU to get away from the zombies:
A4: Silvester ‘Sly’ Morcock. That’s okay, it seems to be the expected behaviour of a billionaire.

Q5: The idiot of the team:
A5: Jaime Lannister. Well a swordmaster without his sword hand is not much use for much else. He might as well spend the adventure waxing lyrical about nothing useful.

Q6: The “brains” of the team:
A6: Tywin Lannister. Would be handy if we needed to invade a zombie stronghold. Would be even better if he wasn’t already dead. Maybe we literally have his pickled brains in a jar…could be a handy decoy to distract the zombies.

Q7: The team’s medic:
A7: Kommandant van Heerden. We’re dead. What this chief of police knows about medicine probably involves putting people out of their misery, regardless of their own thoughts on the matter.

Q8: The weapons expert:
A8: Konstable Els. Suddenly the zombies are no longer the main concern. I wouldn’t trust Els with a lawn ornament, let alone anything ‘dangerous’. Then again, as long as we’re resigned to the fact that we’re all going to die, he’ll certainly engineer some inventive zombie-killing weaponry to see us go out with a big bang.

Q9: The brawler:
A9: Greebo. A psychotic cat that can see off a mother bear. We may have a chance yet.

Q10: The Team Captain:
Q10: Verence. Dressed in his fool’s costume he’s going attract the zombies with his jingly bells. At least the team would be well organised with regular meetings and are well-stocked with zombie survival manuals.

Chance of survival: Pretty desolate, Greebo would suvive though.

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to leave a comment, and if you would like to give this tag a go, I tag you.

Feel free to hang around my site where you’ll also find:
Book tags
Current reading list
Books I’ve read
The Adventures of Frank (some daft humour sketches) written by me.


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