paffenrothOne of the finest, most horrific books I read last year was Professor Kim Paffenroth’s Dying to Live: Life Among the Undead.  It was a wonderful experience reading that story, so I was excited to find Paffenroth has written a sequel to it, Dying to Live: Life Sentence.

I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but others have…

Dying to Live: Life Sentence is a satisfying read that you won’t be able to put down!  …Kim Paffenroth’s writing transports you to the desolate corner of the world where the book is set and really challenges you to contemplate more deeply on humanity. The message of hope is hard to miss here, but in a predictable pool of zombie novels that think gore is enough to entertain, Dying to Live: Life Sentence’s poignancy is more than welcome.  (

Kim Paffenroth writes as if he himself survived a zombie apocalypse, allowing genuine emotion and realistic reactions to pour through his characters creating a world that is extremely believable. Indeed, Dying to Live: A Novel of Life Among the Undead was the best zombie novel I had ever read…that was, until I read the sequel Dying to Live: Life Sentence(

We here at Ideology of Madness are thrilled to be giving away signed copies of Paffenroth’s Dying to Live: Life Sentence and Thin Them Out (with R.J. Sevin and Julia Sevin) to one lucky winner.  All you gotta do to win these two books is to describe your zombie apocalypse survival plan in the comments section.

One entry per person, please.

Winner will be chosen at random and must be 18 years or older to win.

Books will only be shipped within the continental United States.

Contest ends Monday, May 18  at 5:00 pm Central time.

By entering the contest, you attest that you are at least 18 years of age.

…and just today, Professor Paffenroth announced his newest book…