Thursday, December 23, 2010

Married with Zombies by: Jesse Petersen

5 stars and 0 flames. The book definitely falls under romantic comedy, but alas there was no sex.
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Orbit
ISBN 978-03161-02865
Book #1 in the Living with the Dead series

                This book is hilarious! I truly believe it is the funniest book I have read this year. I would never have thought anyone could combine Romantic Comedy and Zombie Apocalypse and get a great book from the combination, Petersen did this and she did an amazing job of it. The book is a quick and easy read. I read it while traveling through two different airports and 4 different flights while on a trip to Vegas. The chapters are rather short, so this made for good stopping points during my travels. Another awesome spine on this book. The publisher, author or person who make cosmetic appearence decisions, put the number of which book this is in the series on the spine (I wish there were more of this).
                The book starts out with Sarah and David driving to marriage counseling. They are running through reasons as to why they are not a happily married couple any longer. All seems fine in the world, with the exception of their marriage. This quickly changes when they reach the appointment. They find the counselor nibbling on the perfect couple who has the session before them. The book starts off quickly and moves quickly throughout the book. There is never a point where this book does not move along from one crazy experience with zombies (and crazy living people) to the next.
                Sarah and David decide rather quickly that they wish to stay together, alive preferably. They run into numerous problems with the living and the undead during their drive to make sure David’s sister has survived this zombie outbreak. While traveling they discover the joys of looting, teaching firearm handling, breaking and entering and cults who wish to begin repopulating the nation.  The more trouble they find the more they seem to notice how the problems they were hoping marriage counseling would fix don’t really exist. Each chapter even starts off with a tip on how to stay happily married.
                Book number 2 in the series will be out in stores on January 4, 2011. I know I will certainly be out and about looking to acquire my copy of Flip this Zombie. This is a cute humorous series.

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