Friday, February 23, 2018

Love & Zombies by Eric Shapiro

The zombie apocalypse has already ended. The government nipped the problem in the bud before it got out of hand. But now Henry, an aspiring filmmaker in Los Angeles, is getting a request from his old friend Sam Kranson. Sam Kranson says they need to go run an errand in Las Vegas. There's a hefty payday for the job. And it involves capturing a real live zombie.

But that can't be true, can it? Are there zombies out there in the Nevada desert? Or has Sam Kranson finally lost his mind? And more importantly: Will Henry's loving girlfriend Teresa strangle him if he goes on this adventure with Sam?

Part horror, part comedy, all madness and suspense, Love & Zombies is a lunatic burn through three days in the life of Henry—days in which he battles to stay alive, and get back to his love without becoming (un)dead.
(Synopsis from Goodreads).

My Thoughts:
My husband loves to read zombie books. He has a huge collection of them on our Kindle. Sometimes, I'll get in the mood to read one, so I'll randomly pick one from his collection and read it. Recently, I stumbled across Love & Zombies, and thought it would be a great in-between book while I wait to start my next book because it's so short. Unfortunately, I didn't like it very much.

I don't exactly know how to describe what I didn't like about the book. I just didn't care for the author's writing style. It kept taking me out of the storyline, so I couldn't fully immerse myself in what I was reading. I also didn't care for how the main character would go on mini tangents about random things that had nothing to do with the main plot. It was useless information that bored me, and added nothing to the story. I did like the dark, twisted sense of humor. It had me chuckling several times. The book did get more interesting once Becca entered the picture, but at that point, it wasn't enough to make me love the book. I think if she was introduced earlier in the story, I might have liked it better.

Even though I didn't care much for Love & Zombies, there were one or two things that I really did like. I think that even though it wasn't my cup of tea, if you like gritty, more disturbing zombie stories, you should give it a try. It's less than 100 pages, so if you don't like it, it's not a big waste of time. My husband read it and thought it was okay, so it might be a personal preference thing. As it is, I didn't like the author's writing style at all, so I don't think I will read any of his other books.

I give Love & Zombies: 2.5/5.

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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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