“This book was so much fun, hilarious and hard to put down, it certainly doesn't break any new ground in the horror/sci-fi/fantasy genre, but it was completely awesome. I'm only sorry that the author doesn't have any direct sequels, I'd love to hear more from the characters.”Elise wrote this review Wednesday, October 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this book. I picked it up on a whim from a used bookstore and upon reading it saw that some of commentators compairing Martinez to Christopher Moore and I knew I had scored! I really enjoyed the humor of the book and the memorable characters. If you happen to come across it I recommend it.”Rachael W wrote this review Sunday, September 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really wish this guy would write a sequel....too funny”scrapper wrote this review Sunday, February 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Silly fun with a horror twist. ”Mike C wrote this review Sunday, November 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well, for paranormal creatures this book has got them all! Vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, zombies, etc.... and let's not forget " the end of the world"!. I would call this book a "redneck paranormal" with a twist of the ridiculous and gaudy. Not my cup of tea - come on "zombie cows" and "the occult power of pig Latin" Please.....!”Diana S wrote this review Thursday, November 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Entertaining”Meghan T wrote this review Monday, August 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“They're a couple of good old boys, traveling around together in a battered pickup. If that sounds like the opening line of a bromance, it's only because you haven't met Earl and Duke yet. One is a jerkweed vampire who sports an atrocious comb-over and a distinct lack of socially redeeming personality traits. The other is a werewolf whose anger-fueled fits of lycanthropy ruin more clothing than he can afford to replace. Like a paranormal odd couple, they barely get along with each other, and that only because they have nobody else.
All they're looking for is a place to bury Earl for the day, and an odd job or two to put fuel in the truck. Maybe a pint or two of blood wouldn't hurt. When they arrive in Rockwood, Texas, opportunity meets them in the form of a diner whose cook-waitress-owner Loretta needs some pipe laid down. Also, she could use some help driving off the nightly attack of zombies that has already emptied the neighboring cemetery. One or two more attacks, and the Sheriff will shut the diner down.
The zombies keep coming and coming until our heroes find the magical talisman that has been used to draw them. But then even worse minions of black magic begin to surface. All this is more than even a town like Rockwood, where irregular occurrences are a regular occurrence, can handle. And all of it is ultimately because of an unholy alliance between the evil soul who designed the diner and a teenage witch who desires power. Between them, they mean to unleash all kinds of ancient horrors on the earth—if only an undead nebbish, a white-trash werewolf, and a good-girl ghost can be kept out of the way long enough for their ritual to turn Gil's Diner into an open doorway to hell.
Parents concerned about potty-mouthed language, sexual content (I would call it "mature," but it isn't), and occult practices, should take this book's "adult/occult content advisory" into account before letting it babysit their kids. Apart from that, anyone who enjoyed Monster and Too Many Curses (as I did) should also get a kick out of Dallas-based author Martinez's irreverent take on the undead, magic, the zombie apocalypse, and the demon-horde ditto. Other Martinez titles that I plan to look up are In the Company of Ogres, A Nameless Witch, The Automatic Detective, Divine Misfortune, Chasing the Moon, and Emperor Mollusk vs. the Sinister Brain. ”
“Funny. Great scenes and characters. A. Lee Martinez cracks me up. They really ought to make a movie of this guys work. ”ReadingMom3 wrote this review Wednesday, June 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A wonderfully entertaining fantasy/horror, redneck, OMG...another apocalypse bit of nothing.
What happens when a vampire and werewolf stop at an all night diner for a grilled cheese? They save the world for 50 bucks and a used car.
This shouldn't have been fun but it was. Good beach book for those preferring their fiction on the demented side. :-D”