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30 December 2008

HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAMNED - Mark Henry

I have heard some good things about HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAMNED. I had to get over an aversion of a book about zombies. I did that by reading Max Brooks' THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE: COMPLETE PROTECTION FROM THE LIVING DEAD a couple of months ago. After reading that survival guide, I felt about ready for Mark's take on the supernormal world that includes hot chick zombies.
Amanda Feral didn't ask to become a zombie. She was minding her own business, a highly successful ad partner, when a complete stranger came up behind her and gave her the breath of death on afternoon in the elevator. She fell, hit her head, woke up undead. Now what?
She has to find her way through the world of the undead and she does quickly and with mucho style and fashion sense.
Then the mystery of who is using Starbucks as a means to turn people into zombies, the mindless mistake kind, not like Amanda at all. Amanda and her friends, Wendy, fellow zombie, Gil, the vampire, and Liesl, the succubus are on the trail to find and stop this madness.

I still had to get past the ick factor of the the body parts flying and the descriptions of how Amanda and her buddy Wendy tracked, unhinged jaws, and devoured their bi-ped meals. I admit to skimming a wee bit there.
The ick parts were there, but the mystery and the snort laugh funny rest of the book made me keep reading.

Four zombie beans......


and the, I thought, rather appropriate bookmark for the book....



5 comments:

Becky LeJeune said...

I love zombies! They're super fun. I'm going to have to add this one to the ever growing list of must buy books now!

Vickie said...

Becky: I could send this one to you if you like. This was indeed a super fun zombie book. I lean more towards vampires, but this kind of zombie works it.

Literary Feline said...

Zombies aren't my favorite supernatural character either, but this book sounds fun just the same.

Mary said...

Happy New Year, Vickie!

Vickie said...

Wendy: I am with you on the zombie not being a favorite, but this book made it 'palatable'.......

Mary: Happy New Year to you, too, sweets!