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review 2019-06-14 21:13
Zombie Oasis (Still Alive #4) by Javan Bonds
Zombie Oasis: Still Alive Book Four - Javan Bonds,Monique Happy

Note: This is Book 4 in the series and it really does work best if you’ve read the first 3.

It was fun and had me snort laughing at inappropriate moments. It wasn’t my favorite of the series so far though. I think that is because the first half of the book spends time kind of recapping what other people are doing and also brings in some new characters that I think will be important later in the series. The second half returns us to Mo’s fumbling hands where I felt comfortable just being myself and laughing at his commentary on life.

These stories are full of juvenile humor, true, but also humor that pokes fun at life’s ‘isms’ (racism, sexism, ageism, teratophobia, homophobia, etc.). That makes me laugh because we all know people with hangups and these books show just how silly those hangups are in the face of cannibalistic nudists. Sometimes the grundge talk (how gooey those zombies really are) goes a little far for me so I don’t recommend eating while listening to this book.

Mo’s little Zombie Island (really Guntersville Island) is coming along well and the residents are in such a good place that they want to bring in more survivors. Mo must assemble a crew to take the pirate ship Viva Ancora out on a hunt. The story does leave us on a cliff hanger with the crew selected and the ship ready to sail. The crew includes Mo’s older brother, Easy, who makes me laugh because he’s such a studly dunce. Smokes and the best prepared guy in the wheelchair (with his monkey Mary) will be going as well. Hammer and Crow will also be joining them. Turns out Crow can cook far more than boring fish, proving Mo’s theory that she makes such a disappointing dish just to irritate him.

The ladies get a little more page time, but pretty much they are mothers, wives, and romantic interests. And the story pokes fun at that over used trope too. Still, I think the ladies have more to contribute. Aka (the engineer) and Easy do get married (and Crow made a scrumptious cake for the wedding). Mo gets some time with his love, even if she’s upset that he plans to go out into danger on this new mission. Mo’s mom puts in several appearances, all being motherly (especially about grammar and swearing).

All around, it was a fun addition to the series even if it wasn’t the best. 4/5 stars.

The Narration: S. W. Salzman was a lot of fun as the narrator for this book. I feel like he enjoys giving this series a voice. His voice for Mo is still my favorite, being a heavy Alabama accent. He also does well with all the female voices. I liked his version of the serial killer from Silence of the Lambs, who kinda gets a cameo in this story. The pacing was perfect and there were no tech issues with the recording. 5/5 stars.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own.

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review 2018-09-12 23:22
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse - Joel Morris,Jason Hazeley

Some people say civilisation after a zombie apocalypse will go back to The Stone Age. Nobody tidies up or collects the bins.

The electricity keeps going off.

There are dead bodies piled up in the streets.

It is actually more like the 1970s.

 

I guess, I'm just not the right audience for this book. Or really any book about zombies.

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review 2017-03-07 17:54
Zombie Bigfoot Review
Zombie Bigfoot (Creature Quest Series Book 1) - Nick Sullivan

Zombie Bigfoot took a while to get going, but once it did it was quite the read. This sets out to be Syfy level campy trash (not a bad thing!), and it succeeds with wild abandon. From the ridiculous characters like the hunter to the multitudes of pulpy kills it aims to please the low-budget movie aficionado. This takes a certain amount of skill, as its way too easy to fail horribly at producing something horribly good. Nick Sullivan does a great job, especially considering this is his début work.

As I said, Zombie Bigfoot was a bit of a slow burn in the beginning. I actually put the book down a few times and read stuff that was more immediately interesting. However, I kept coming back to it, and eventually, it paid off. By the end of the book, I was completely into it and rooting for Brighteyes and… well, Brighteyes. Though Littlefoot does make an impression of his own with one particular scene that was pure epicness.

Sullivan’s take on the zombie virus isn’t exactly new but it’s so rarely done that it’s still interesting to read. In Zombie Bigfoot just because you’re undead doesn’t mean you’re stupid. You’re filled with rage and think other members of your species (and others) look tasty, but you’re definitely not stupid.

The dialogue is good, the pacing is decent, and the action is delivered in spades. If you like overly dramatic gory kills (and would you be looking at this book review if you weren’t interested in that type of thing?), then Zombie Bigfoot will make you go all squishy inside.

One of the last things (literally) that impressed me was the epilogue(s) of Zombie Bigfoot. Normally I absolutely hate them, but Nick Sullivan did the perfect ones. The first one cracked me up and the second made me excited to see what happens in the next book.

Overall, Zombie Bigfoot was an enjoyable read that gave me just enough violence, action, and over-the-top drama to make me go all warm and fuzzy inside.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author for review consideration.

Source: www.scifiandscary.com/zombie-bigfoot-review
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review 2016-10-03 16:04
Monster Porn Monday #3
Dead Rising: Zombie Erotica - (Dead Rising Book 1) - Amily Clark

2.5 *Book source ~ Free on Amazon

 

Zoe can’t figure out what happened. She was sleeping in her basement, I’m assuming her room is down there otherwise wtf, and when she eventually manages to get out the blocked door she finds the world has changed. Apocalypse Time!

 

There’s not much to this zombie tale. Well, except for the zombie sex and that’s not until the end. It’s a little bit like the Walking Dead and a praying mantis. Trust me. Anyway, the guy comments on how cold Zoe is when he touches her and yet when he impales her he says nothing. I mean, I thought the cold caused shrinkage in guys. How did he not notice her vag was as cold as ice? In addition, this thing needs editing and that ending? Ewwww! I guess there are more stories to this series, but after finishing this one I was paralyzed more with indifference than horror. I’ll pass.

 

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review 2016-07-19 15:25
The Book Of Riley A Zombie Tale by Mark Tufo
The Book of Riley ~ A Zombie Tale - Mark Tufo

The Book Of Riley A Zombie Tale by Mark Tufo is a well written book from the point of view of an American Bulldog.

 

Riley's opinon of the cat: "I don't know what kind of spell she has over the humans because they absolutely adore the purring pestilence known as Patches."

 

I laughed out loud when Riley described eating the butter, since my own dog just snagged a new carton of butter out of the grocery bag & ate one stick before we knew she had gotten it.

 

Riley decided to give Ben-Ben & Patches more credit. "He had more than proven his worth to me last night & I would forgive him many things I had previously found bothersome."

 

I gave it five stars because it was fast moving & entertaining from start to finish. I will look for more of Mark Tufo's writing. He is a gifted story teller.

 

I received a complimentary kindle copy from Amazon. That did not change my opinion for this review.

 

Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Riley-Zombie-Tale-ebook/dp/B008RE1ZNC

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