Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry

Happy Hour of the Damned
by Mark Henry

Published: 2008
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Zombies
Paperback: 307 pages
Rating: 5

Description from the amazon:
Seattle. One minute you're drinking a vanilla breve, the next, some creepy old dude is breathing on you, turning you into a zombie. And that's just for starters. Now, the recently deceased Amanda Feral is trying to make her way through Seattle's undead scene with style (mortuary-grade makeup, six-inch stilettos, Balenciaga handbag on sale) while satisfying her craving for human flesh (Don't judge. And no, not like chicken.) and decent vodkatinis.

Making her way through a dangerous world of cloud-doped bloodsuckers, reapers, horny and horned devils, werewolves, celebrities, and PR-obsessed shapeshifters--not to mention an extremely hot bartender named Ricardo--isn't easy. And the minute one of Amanda's undead friends disappears after texting the word, "help" (The undead--so dramatic!) she knows the afterlife is about to get really ugly.

Something sinister is at hand. Someone or something is hellbent on turning Seattle's undead underworld into a place of true terror. And this time, Amanda may meet a fate a lot worse than death...

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): snarky
Got sucked into this read which is rich with snarky remarks and sidenotes from deadutante, Amanda. Plenty of LOL moments from her perspective of the undead scene and being an undead in Seattle.

There is a mystery to unravel in the story as well that draws you along in a fun zombie way.

Amusing quote with Filipino sighting:
Severine dined on the man's head like a back-alley Filipino delicacy, but unlike her human counterparts, she'd leave no waste.
- chapter 18, page 180

Amanda Feral Series:
Happy Hour of the Damned
Road Trip of the Living Dead
Battle of the Network Zombies

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