Monday, August 11, 2008

Oprah Loves Zombies

Well, sort of. Generation Dead is on her recommended reading list, along with the spectacular book The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by the very reputable E. Lockhart and a number of other cool books.

Check it out here.


Erica said...


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Seasons said...

Of course she does.
EVERYONE loves zombies.
They just don't always know it.

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ALLIECAT said...

Of coarse Oprah loves it Oprah has very good taste in books and yours in one of the best so i'm not surprised

haydenroxmyworld said...


iROXurSOX579 said...

And that is y Oprah is a gazzilionare because SHE LOVES ZOMBIES :-D
i JUST FINISHED GD literally like 5 minutes ago I'm sad I finished it:'( me want more PLZ!!!

E.M.Alexander said...

I just saw the list and wanted to shout out a CONGRATULATIONS!!

You're a superstar, now!

E.M.Alexander said...

I just saw the list and wanted to shout out a CONGRATULATIONS!!

You're a superstar, now!

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised zombies are fun to read about. I can't wait to get to your book on my list.

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Erica!

Good luck in the contest!

Take care,

Hi Seasons!

You, too! Good luck!

Take care,

Hi Alliecat!

Oprah and I thank you for the compliments!

Take care,

Hi Haydenroxmyworld!

Yes! Thank You!

Take care,

Hi iROXurSOX579!

More am on the way! Me promise!

Take care,
Bizarro Danny

Hello E.M.!

Thank you!

Take care,

Vipasha said...

that's great =D
Oprah's famous,
so your book will get some face-time :)

Daniel Waters said...

OMG! You are like the total absolute king of writing! I love the little macarbe touch you add.... it makes your books fantastic! I mean....well, I don't know what I mean. I dream of the day the Kiss of Death will be out and read Generation Dead all the time! Seriously! I am so your biggest fan. I may not have been your fan for the longest, (2 weeks) but I am your biggest fan. You can post this message on your blog if you want, I really don't care if you do. No, I take that back. I would love it if you would. No, scratch that. I would be overly ecstatic if you did. I don't know. My whole life has been upside-down ever since I read your book. My mom was worried about buying me a book with the word Dead on it, so it has to be good. Trad and zombie peace 4-ever!

- MyBFFIsAZombie

Hi MyBFFIsAZombie!

How could I refuse to post your ego-boo of a post? I don't think I'm quite ready to accept the "absolute king of writing" crown just yet, though--maybe I could be the "mercurial knave who works hard and sometimes hits a good groove". But only if I get a scepter. And pantaloons.

Take care,

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Vipasha!

Yes, she is quite famous.

Oddly enough, one of her early book selections was She's COme Undone. The author, Wally Lamb, is from my home town.

Strange...but true!!!!

Take care,

Amber said...

I remember watching Oprah with my mom when I was little and if Oprah is recommending your book, it is sure to be a hit!

Allison said...

that os awesome!!!!im know im a little late to comment though. sorry. but that is so cool!!!!!! i wish i saw that oprah. oh well though. that happens.
best wishes,

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Amber!

Stranger things happen. Thanks for your post!

Take care,

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Allison!

I should clarify--I don't think the book was actually on her show--just on her reading list.

But hey, I'm still honored!

Take care,

YA Book Reviewer said...

Haa. Oprah is silly. I love her. I mean really though, who wouldn't love a book about zombies? I've been pretty into them since the Zombie Survival Guide. It changed my life.. maybe not for the better, but whatever! I mean, who knows right? A zombie attack could totally happen.

Anyways, I recently heard about your book from the YABC site, and it sounds really interesting! I'm definitely going to have to pick it up next time I'm out. Seriously, It sounds really good..I've been in a "dry spell" with books lately.

Anyways, sorry for going off on a rant and good luck with everything! :]

Rebekah (the_littleminx) said...

Now that's cool. Gives me more hope for Oprah after all! LOL

littleminx at cox dot net

P.S. I can NOT wait to read your book!!!!!!!! =D

laura said...

i finished the book this afternoon and was very sad that it was over. i almost started to cry then and there but then i heard something funny in the song i was listning to and couldn't cry. now i must watch ghost wisperer. but Oprah has very good taste in books so why wouldn't she like your book???? but i have one question.... will there be a second or do i just have to keep reading "" to get more of the story??? said...

lol your funny. Your book sounds interesting.
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hersheysmilkchocolate said...

well it seems obvious she would like this book, I mean Oprah and Zombies goes together like pb and j. lol Your book sounds just like the kind of paranormal book I would love to read cant wait.

ASHLEY said...


lilgrimstone said...

Wow... I was actually rather impressed with that list. Normally the "recommended young adult reading" lists are... well...



Boring as hell.

Interesting, modern, GOOD reads! Way to go Oprah! And it's a thrill to see both you and another favorite author, Annette Curtis Klaus on there. Congrats!

And I agree with Ashley. *points above* Any further developments on a GD2?

Anonymous said...

wow! oprah?!? seriously? haha that's kinda funny in a way