4 out of 5 stars
“Whoever these dipshit psychopaths are, they’ve claimed this rat-fuck ghost town and I don’t feel like being around when they come back. Plus, they can’t spell for shit, and I don’t trust folks who can’t spell.”
My favorite protagonists are the foul-mouthed, sassy mother fuckers. Coburn delivers all of this and then some. He’s a vampire who has woken up in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. When you live off of the blood of living humans, this is a tad inconvenient. Spending a vampire-life time picking meals off the street, struggling to survive is a foreign concept. It’s tempting to suck the first human you see to death, and maybe you slip up and kill the guy. But, you have to start thinking outside of the box when the only bloodbags walking around are already dead and still trying to eat you.
If you’re a human, it might be nice to have a vampire around to help you survive the zombies. Vampires are quick and strong and can kill off zombies without causing much noise. Tithing a little blood in exchange for protection isn’t a bad deal, especially when you don’t have to spill any blood at all and can just point the vampire in the direction of the local cannibals killing off the few humans left.
This novel was like reading a B-rated horror movie, which just so happen to be my favorite. There is blood, guts, violence, humor and lots of swearing. Basically, a Friday night at my house.
10 thoughts on “Double Dead – Book Review”
Definitely a fun read (so far!)
Also, your last gif makes me wanna watch Dead Alive soooo baaaad. It’s been far too long!
Probably my top 5 favorite horror movies off all time.
Yeah, probably the same here. It’s a classic. 🙂
Came for the Dead Alive GIF, commented because now I really, really want to read that book. I *love* campy horror.
Ha! I know how to reel them in. 😛
Omg I HAD to add this. One, I can’t recall the last time I read a novel that had both vampires and zombies in it. I could just be out of the loop (probably, I’m kind of odd and dodgy), but the dynamic of how vampires work with zombies and vice versa is intriguing. I also like campy humor. I mean hell my basic staple is puns, which many consider the lowest of the low, not like I care though. If people can’t stand my PUNishment they can make like a shepherd and get the flock out of here *runs away*
Ahaha! I LOVE that pun! I’ve read a lot of zombie novels and I can firmly say that this was the first time a vampire appeared in one. In fact, that was why I added it to my TBR list in the first place. What an intriguing idea! Luckily, it ended up working pretty well too. Definitely a different, out-there book.