A wonderful pastiche, as the author himself says.
Anyone who has read P.G. Wodehouse, or even watched Jeeves & Wooster on the TV and has a thirst for zombies too is in for a royal treat, as Troy Blackford combines the two elements with superlative ease in a tale that one can read in a single afternoon.
Follow Brodie Booster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Reeves as they set about putting the world to rights and rid the city of marauding zombies that have been created through the inappropriate use of spells from a book that was stolen from Brodie’s deceased Aunt Gertrude.
Another surefire winner from Troy Blackford, and absolutely deserving of a 5-star rating!
This review is a mirror of the review i left on Amazon.co.uk
Jonah and Dale are long-time buddies, but are complete polar opposites: Dale is good looking, a real ladies’ man, and really rather rude and obnoxious, whereas Jonah is introverted, the thinker of the two, and lacking in experience with the ladies. Our unlikely duo are on their way to play a gig in Reno, but while Dale is asleep in their red Ford Focus, Jonah decides to help Dale to be re-united with his estranged father and instead drives to California.
Upon waking, we learn why Dale was so insistent that he should never return to California.
Enter: Satan, and the beginning of a rip-roaring, riotous road trip to return Dale’s soul to his body while traveling the breadth of America from West coast California to North Carolina! And all before Dale’s re-animated corpse begins to rot and stink!
We follow Dale and Jonah on their adventure, discovering what it’s really like to be a zombie, and what the pitfalls are to travel with the undead by your side.
Picking up the ravishing Candy along the way adds another layer of difficulty to their already seemingly impossible task, and throw in a run-in with Californian Mafia wannabes, Dale’s father and multiple revisits by the hilarious and deeply devious Lucifer, and you have a truly satisfying and side-splittingly funny read ahead of you.
As to how it all ends up–you’ll just have to read the book!
Tonia Brown has written one Hell of a zombie tale, and I highly recommend that you read it!
Click on the image to visit Danielle’s site and read The Final Lesson, or click on one of the links below.
The lovely, talented Danielle Tauscher asked me to write a story for her, and so i did, when i managed to find the time to do so.
It’s a 500 word piece of flash fiction written in 2nd person point of view, as per her challenge. It’s called The Final Lesson, and you can find it both on her blog at www.writingupsidedown.com and here on my blog too, but i do urge you to go and visit Danielle’s site, because there’s some great stories on there, and while you’re at it, why not take up some of Danielle’s challenges and write something of your own. I’m sure she’d love to see your efforts and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to be selected to guest on her site, as i have.
Thank you, Danielle! It was a pleasure to write for you.