Reviewed by Sandra Scholes
In almost every genre there are comedy novels designed to make the reader laugh out loud, from comedy romance for vampire lovers to ones for those who enjoy a werewolf howler now and again – the types are vast and excellent to read.
Just like this one…
After a virus wiped out most of the human race, normal men have become the rarity, and those who hope to find companionship, even romance can have a shred of hope in the form of Hattie Cross.
For Hattie Cross, dating ordinary men is a definite no no. She prefers her men with that glazed look in their eyes (provided they have them), and those with a shoe fetish too. Yes, you’ve guessed it, she prefers zombies. And as there is not much chance of meeting the remaining 0.00001 percent of the normal human male population, she has settled for the 99.9999 percent of zombies who are still prowling the world. As a tabloid reporter, Hattie decides to write The Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies based on her own experiences.
The first part acts as an Oprah style interview with the author about why she wrote the book, while the rest is the actual guide. Honestly, if the reader isn’t giggling like a schoolgirl from the first two pages there’s something wrong. With published works like The Xombie Review and The Daily Scoopage nothing could be funnier. Hattie gives the real woman a chance to date a different man, one who will never complain about the food, keep you waiting, or have you wondering whether they like you or not. This is the revolution where the woman is on top with a can of air freshener on hand and with the right pills to medicate him, she can do anything!
The humour comes in fits and bursts, and it is an absolute must read as far as I’m concerned. I’ve not read anything this funny since Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen.
Welcome to the Zombpocalypse. Lynn’s novel is witty, funny and right up there with Mary Janice-Davidson and Katie McAllister. It’s a zombie rib-tickler.