2 zombies are eating a stand up comic...
One says to the other, 'Does this taste funny to you'?
2 zombies walk into a bar. The first one says, 'Grr grumble grr grr".
The second one says, "Shut up, Bob, yer drunk".
How many zombies does it take to change a lightbulb?
All it takes is one bite.
My name is Jojo Strange, stand up comic, juggler, magician and shifty no-good lay about.
If you are reading this, I must be dead...
Or I lost the damn thing along the way. Either way, this notebook contains important info you are gonna need to survive the Zombie Apocalypse AKA The Zombilypse. These undead humans out there, they want to eat you... And I don't mean that in a good way. I mean, they want to eat you. As in, Happy Thanksgiving, you're the turkey, pass the entrails. I've been keeping track of my theories about them in here. My thoughts about their weaknesses and strengths. How their thought process works. You are in a very dangerous situation. If you get bit, you'll become one of them. Avoid contact at all costs. But, remember, they ain't your worst enemy. You can't trust some humans either. Believe you me, I know...
The Zombies are a new thing, But evil has been around forever
I can happily say, without a shadow of a doubt, this is one of my favorite zombie books I’ve ever read. Between the action, the humor, and creativity, it has everything I needed to make this book not just enjoyable, but memorable as well.
One of the many great things about Diary of a Mad Zombie Killer is the main character, Jojo. Jojo is the kind of person I would happily share a meal or a beer with. He’s the kind of guy I’d love to have as a neighbor or friend. He doesn’t beat around the bush and he can find the humor in most situations. He was a comedian before the SHTF (Shit Hit the Fan) and it shows. He’s a good guy, not just deep down, but also on the surface. He has the philosophy of “Think like a hippy, react like a hillbilly.” I honestly can’t think of a bad thing to say about him. He treats people how he wants to be treated and doesn’t put up with others being treated badly.
A few more of Jojo’s finer qualities: he has creative terminology. Aside from the previously mentioned SHTF, I’ve learned you can Smink (Smoke and think), a good name for what is going on is The Zombilypse. These are just a couple examples, but there are plenty more. He also has great taste in music. One of my favorite things is when I’m reading a book and come across a Beastie Boys reference.
This book is about more than just the zombie apocalypse. It’s about the interpersonal relationships that develop during a catastrophe, the human evil that will come out when the opportunity presents itself and the rebuilding of society. If there were ever some kind of apocalypse, I would only hope to survive long enough to find a community like the one Jojo and his new-found friends establish. It has something of a utopian feel to it.
There is plenty of action in Diary of a Mad Zombie Killer. Plenty. Icy and Kelly Mac are two of the baddest chicks I’ve ever read about. I love that Jojo doesn’t let their age dissuade him from letting them participate in the things they are good at.
Unfortunately, there are some serious villains in this book. As with any situation where people are allowed to let their ugly have free reign, some show their of darkest hearts and should be dealt with accordingly. This plays into the action I mentioned above. I don’t want to give anything away though, so I can’t be more specific. I will say there are a few heartbreaking (for me) moments that made me want to jump into the book and kick some ass myself, but since that wasn’t an option, I just had to yell at my Kindle instead and trust in the characters as best they could.
Overall, this really is one of the best zombie stories I’ve read. It’s nice and long too, so it’s not the kind of book that gets you all worked up excited and then drops you. I most definitely recommend it to anyone who loves zombie books with humor.