Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Z is for Zombie by Adam-Troy Castro [Review]

Title: Z is for Zombie
Author: Adam-Troy Castro 
Illustrator: Johnny Atomic
Genre: Comic Horror
Release: February 8, 2011
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager
ISBN-10: 0061991856
ISBN-13: 978-0061991851
Reviewer: Looksie

"A is for Apocalypse....B is for Buried....C is for Cannibalistic...." Adam-Troy Castro's Z Is for Zombie is an alphabet primer that you wouldn't want any toddler to see, but we adults are all too read to feast on the feats of the living dead. An entertaining macabre package from the dynamic duo of Philip K. Dick winner Castro and artist Johnny Atomic. A paperback original.

Find out more about Adam-Troy Castro and his books on his website HERE.

Z is for Zombies is a whimsical A to Z of all things zombie. This fantastically illustrated guide will tell you (and quickly in case you are being chased by zombies) what a zombie apocalypse would entail and if you are a fan of all things zombie, then this is a great dry and dark humored piece for you.

This was a short flip-through kind of book so if you were looking for a full length novel, you might want to pass. If you believe is scaring the wits out of your kids as a kind of dark humor feel free to read this as a bed time story and let the nightmares unfurl. The pictures will help to give the kiddies visual. For some reason I kept thinking about the crypt keeper from Tales From The Crypt while reading this. Too bad most zombies aren't that articulate because they are too busy trying to eat you.

Just for fun I decided to write out my fictional last name Lovitz via the guide alphabet.

L is for Leave him behind! He's been bitten!
O is for Omigod Omigod Oh Jesus Get It Off Get It... Aaaarrrrgggh
V is for Virulent
I is for Innards
T is for Terrifying 
Z is for Zombie

Zombies = Awesome. You can't deny. I enjoyed this quick read.
On the Lovitz Scale I give this book 3 Notes!

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