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The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies by [Messina, Lynn]
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About the Author

Lynn Messina grew up on Long Island and studied English at Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked at the Museum of Television & Radio (now the Paley Center for Media), TV Guide, In Style, Rolling Stone, Fitness, ForbesLife, Self, Bloomberg Markets and a host of wonderful magazines that have long since disappeared. She mourns the death of print journalism in New York City, where she lives with her husband and sons. She is author of six novels, including the best-selling Fashionistas, which has been translated into 15 languages and is in development as a feature film.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2692 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0984901817
  • Publisher: Potatoworks Press (November 13, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 13, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00762LMQQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #797,269 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Brooke Frederick on March 9, 2012
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Since this is the year of the zombie I've been reading one or two zombie books a month, and watching a few zombie movies, too. When I saw that The Girl's Guide to Dating Zombies was part of a blog tour hosted by Emlyn Chand's Novel Publicity, I jumped aboard. For those who haven't been following closely, we've gone way beyond classic zombie stories of a few survivors holding out in a bunker somewhere, trying to make their way to some place rumored to be safe. That's gotten a bit old. That was so yesterday.

So it's not only the year of the zombie, it's the year of the zombie spoof. The Girl's Guide to Dating Zombies is both a great place to start for people who have never read a zombie book, and might also be good fun for veteran zombie fans.

It's the year 2020, and the zombie virus that hit exactly 20 years ago targeted, tragically, only humans carrying the Y chromosome. You guessed it. All men became zombies within three weeks of being infected. With disastrous results for women -- can you imagine?

Our heroine in the story, Hattie Cross, was only 6 years old when the plague hit. She's never had a boyfriend in her life. A resident of New York, she works as a journalist for the Daily Scoopage writing articles of questionable authenticity and maximum headline value. Hattie was a natural for writing The Girl's Guide to Dating Zombies. Promotional activities for her new book make her something of a celebrity, and catch the attention of the largest zombie pharmaceutical company in the world, Geiser & Meyser. They make huge profits producing drugs which make zombies smell nicer, help them avoid putrefaction, and improve the quality of their skin.
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What a fun book! I love how chapters of the Guide were mixed into the story itself. There are a lot of zombie books out there right now and this is a nice humorous twist on our favorite brain eating, foot dragging, reanimated humans.

Know why you should pick up this book(besides the interesting plot, the humor and the good writing)? You should pick it up for the zombie sex. Yes, I said sex. S-E-X. With zombies. Zombies who are missing limbs. Zombies who might loose a finger during fornication. Zombies on....Viagra! Come on now. Comedy gold! You know you want to read about it!
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The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies was a really fun book to read. I do have to admit that I choked a bit on my popcorn as I was reading the chapter that discussed the advantages to having zombie sex and stopping all activity at once if your special boyzomb should happen to lose a finger or toe during the act in order to sew the lost appendage back on before resuming the activity. What?? I definitely took a little while to get that particular image out of my head.

The world is considerably different than our own, as a zombie plague hit most of the male population roughly twenty years ago, turning them into zombies. Luckily, the zombies weren't looking for human brains to eat this time, but were quite happy to chomp on Fluffy or Rocky, your cute and cuddly cat and dog. The descriptions of the most popular places to meet a zombie male were rather funny as dance clubs and bars were set up at slaughterhouses and similar venues as zombies would haunt these places looking for their next meals. The author writes about these places in a no-nonsense fashion, yet I couldn't help laughing at the irony and sarcasm inherent in her writing and in her words as the word byplay was rather funny. The scene where Hattie, the main character, takes her boyzomb out to dinner where he can eat a live cow was too funny as you have to be careful that he doesn't splash blood and guts all over your clothes and food. I couldn't help but laugh and note how people adapted to situations, yet at the same time, there was a message implicit in the descriptions as well.

Hattie was quite fun as a main character and I loved the impulsiveness in her nature.
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with this book! I'm on the fence about all the zombie stuff out there. Love Walking Dead because of the story (Zombies provide a lot of tension) and I always watch Shaun of the Dead for Halloween. But the title pushed me off the fence and I was not disappointed. First off, zombies are no, this a well-written story! The twist in all this is that men are basically wiped out and have become zombies (is it that far from the truth now... hehehe) but our heroine scores a rare M A N and also a mystery that only she can solve. Read this book and then watch this writer for more!
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It's a rare thing when you find a book that is so witty, so charming and so incredibly funny that you dare not drink and read at the same time, for fear of spewing all over your brand new kindle. The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies is one such book. Half is written like a self-help brochure, designed to guide romantically-minded but clueless women toward making a factually informed decision on navigating the perils of dating the zombified. As everyone knows, it's far better to be in a committed relationship than to be caught single, even in an world where 99.9999% of all human men are the walking undead. The other half follows the story of Hattie, a wanna-be journalist who is striving to negotiate the day-to-day pitfalls of juggling a career, friendships, and (of course) relationships with men--both zombified and not.

I LOVED this book. The writing is stellar, the story incredibly witty and fall off your chair funny, and the romance unexpectedly heartwarming and sweet. The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies is a Grade-A keeper, and proof that the best romances can often be found in the most unlikely of books.
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