Kitty Casket, lead singer for Kitty in a Casket, and her bandmates, were on their way to finally playing the A-list circuit. Then, here comes the apocalypse to "punch the world in the gut" and ruin their plans for dominating the music scene.
First, let me say how impressed I am that Jack Wallen took a generally depressing scenario of zombies in an apocalyptic world and turned it on its head. I actually laughed during times when the band members - who are as close to being siblings as you can get without shared parental lineage - poke fun at each other. Those moments seem real, not imagined and written down on paper. Kudos, Jack.
It's hard to believe there is so much hope and comradery in one group. They stick together and have this view of the world that is admirable. As Kitty says, "The mean streets of the apocalypse taught us everything we need to know. There's no way around it; you either kill or be killed."
Jack Wallen is a good friend of mine, and an all around great guy. He doesn't know I'm making this post, so shhhhhh! I was just suggesting KLOCKWERK KABARET to a friend when I found that the book's on sale for only a buck. Jack normally does horror (namely his series of zombie novels) but this is his first foray into steampunk. If you like authors with vast imaginations, I suggest you pick this one up. And if you like his style, I also recommend HELL'S MUSE. That book is like a skyscraper made of onions. The number of layers is jaw dropping.