13 February 2012

Review: BadAss Zombie Road Trip by Tonia Brown

BadAss Zombie Road Trip by Tonia Brown

Published: 17 January 2012



Pages: 298 (paperback)

Genre/s: Zombie, Humour

Source: Author for review

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Synopsis

Jonah has seven days to find his best friend’s soul, or lose his own, dragging a zombie across the country with a stripper who has an agenda of her own, while being pursued for a crime he didn’t commit...

...and dealing with Satan.

2,000 miles. Seven days. Two souls.
One zombie.
Satan.

My Thoughts

Zombies, Satan and a road-trip? I was so excited when Tonia approached me about reading this book – what better ingredients could there be for a good story?

Jonah is one of those “background” kind of guys, smart, kind and just not that lucky with women. His best friend Dale is his exact opposite, not the sharpest knife in the block, has women chasing after him and frankly is a bit of a tw@t. On their way to perform at a gig in Reno, Jonah decides to take a detour to California and reunite Dale with his estranged father, with disastrous results. Compelled to drive across the country in search of Dale’s soul, all the while trying to keep a zombie from eating everyone in sight and try not to fall into Satan’s traps it’s going to be a long week.

The writing of BadAss Zombie Road Trip is spot on – action in all the right places, witty dialogue and realistic characters who are either love ‘em or hate ‘em types, and there are more than a few laughs along the way.

“He’s more than just a bit of a douche. I’m surprised he doesn’t smell like vinegar.”

My favourite part of the book was definitely in the final stages, when Jonah has to take some pretty extreme measures to stop the stench of the rotting zombie in the backseat, and my favourite character was Satan, who is surprisingly funny for the Prince of Darkness – although I guess you’ve got to have a sense of humour in his line of work.

The only problem I had was towards the end when there is a change of plans due to the dodgy past of Candy the stripper (oh yes, what a cliché!), it was necessary for the story but it distracted me from the flow of the book.

Overall, if you like zombies, road-trips, Satan and a laugh, this is a book you’d really enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I'm taking part in the Zombie Challenge as well and wouldn't have heard of this book if not for your review; thanks!

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