Zombie Apocalypse Travel Guide to Iceland

Nanna Ánadóttir hat einen Reiseführer für Island geschrieben und zwar in Form eines Romans über einen Zombie-Outbreak, in dessen Fußnoten Islands Geschichte, Kultur, Essen und Ausgehtipps stehen. Tolle Idee für zwei ziemlich ausgelatschte Genres! Begleitet wird das alles von einer Playlist isländischer Musik, die man hier anhören kann. Aus einer Kolumne, die Nanna im Sommer über ihr Buch geschrieben hat:

I first started thinking about how to survive a zombie apocalypse in Iceland years ago. Even before Max Brooks published his famous Zombie Survival Guide (essential reading for the paranoid Zombie Survivalist).

It all started with my father who taught me to love the horror film genre. I love all horror equally, of course, but there is something about zombies that I find a little more equal than the rest.

At first, my zombie survival fantasies began quite innocently. At 14, after I first watched Night of the Living Dead I wondered what place would be the best for surviving a zombie apocalypse.

The only answer I could come up with was Iceland.

A Different Sort of Travel Manual (NÁ), hier ein Interview mit Nanna, hier kann man das Buch als eBook und Paperback kaufen, hier nochmal der Link zur Playlist, Nanna Ánadóttirs Website (via Swen)

Also: Iceland Still Believes in Elves and Ghosts

According to a recent study on superstition in Iceland supervised by Terry Gunnell, associate folklore professor at the University of Iceland, a significant portion of participants would not rule out the existence of elves and ghosts. The results of the study were similar to those of a study conducted in 1974 by Professor Erlendur Haraldsson, Fréttabladid reports. “Icelanders seem much more open to phenomena like dreaming the future, forebodings, ghosts and elves than other nations,” Gunnell said.

Only 13 percent of participants in the study said it is impossible that elves exist, 19 percent found it unlikely, 37 percent said elves possibly exist, 17 percent found their existence likely and eight percent definite. Five percent did not have an opinion on the existence of elves. More admitted to believing in ghosts. Only seven percent said their existence was impossible, 16 percent unlikely, 41 percent possible, 18 percent likely and 13 percent definite. Four percent had no opinion on the existence of ghosts.

Bonustrack: Björk erklärt Fernsehtechnik, hatte ich vor Jahren schonmal gepostet, muss aber hier jetzt nochmal…

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