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The Sinister Mr. Corpse by [Strand, Jeff]
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  • File Size: 585 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: February 16, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004O6MURM
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Stanley Dabernath was not exactly what one would call a success in life: thirty-five years old, sixty thousand dollars in debt (his Demented Whackos Video business having never really taken off), recently evicted from his apartment, subsisting on a diet of Ramen noodles (stolen, at that), and reduced to swiping alcohol from his parents to use at meetings with his few remaining potential business partners.

And so a cynic might argue that Stanley's death (more spectacular than anything he ever accomplished in life - drowning in milk in a freak accident) was not really much of a loss to the world. Ah, but his death ironically gave him a second chance at life. Literally. Project Second Chance "rescued" Stanley from the morgue and, well, brought him back to life. On live TV (to record ratings).

Suddenly an international phenomenon dubbed "The Amazing Mr. Corpse" by the press, Stanley finally has the fortune and fame he always craved. Except, you know, he's a semi-rotted, kinda smelly zombie. Nevertheless, determined to make the most of it Stanley rides the wave of talk show appearances, rap video cameos, beer commercials, product endorsements (t-shirts, candy, action figures), and personal appearances that come rocketing his way. A zombie living the high life.

You'd think at this point the weird factor couldn't get ratcheted up much further, but only if you've never read a Jeff Strand book. Because it does. A lot. Throw some religious fanatics, a kidnapping and ransom, superhero-esque crime fighting, black magic, the blood of virgins, cannibalism (though is it really cannibalism if one of the parties isn't technically human?), and a good old fashioned riot into the mix and now we're really rocking! In fact, it doesn't just rock, it's downright sinister. For pure, unadulterated, foul-mouthed, off-the-wall Strand at his horror-humor sarcastic best there is nothing that comes close to The Sinister Mr. Corpse.
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I am a big fan of Jeff Strand. I have read several of his books, including Pressure, I Have a Bad Feeling About This, The Greatest Zombie Ever, and A Bad Day For Voodoo. I was hunting for another Strand book to read and came across The Sinister Mr. Corpse. It was published in 2011 and has been reviewed several times already. I thought I would review anyway, in case someone else comes across this book and looks at reviews.

The Sinister Mr. Corpse is an outstanding book. Strand puts a great deal of humor in his books. But this book is, by far, his funniest one. I was actually laughing out loud when I read it.It is very well written, has a fun plot that moves along quickly and never gets boring. The main character is very well developed. You will come to know him well as you read on. You will most likely be routing for him.

I want to tease you by telling something about the plot. I will not give anything away here.

Stanley Dabernath is the main character. He is 35 years old. He owns a weird video distribution company with Martin Vines, his best friend. One day, Stanley is killed in a freak road accident. His foot is crushed by a truck. As the truck turns over, the milk it is carrying spills out on to Stanley and he drowns to death. Later a man named Brant Richard, head of Project Second Chance, claims his body. Stanley is later brought back to life on a national TV show, hosted by Donald Mandigan. Stanley becomes a national sensation.and is named The Amazing Mr. Corpse. His is given a personal assistant named Veronica Luxen. Stanley also becomes a foul mouthed smart ass. The conversations between him and others are hilarious. I got a lot of hearty laughs out of this.

Starnd goes on to tell us all about Stanley's wild adventures in to stardom.
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Stanley Dabernath wonders what is going on.
He awakes on stage in a reanimation TV special vaguely reminiscent of Geraldo and Al Capone's vault. Stanley has been resurrected! From there,he is in for a wild ride!
Becoming America's newest celebrity, Stanley embarks on a whirlwind ride of reality shows and special appearances. It turns out that being the world's only real walking, talking and swearing zombie is quite profitable.
This is very much an hilarious, tongue in cheek commentary on modern day celebrity-ism. We love to build up our stars and then we love to tear them down. Behind the laughter, though, these observations are true and that is a little sad.
All in all, this book was extremely funny and I would recommend it to anyone who may be in need of some humor. No real scares, but lots and lots of laughs!
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As a reader of all things Strand, I'd have to say this was a wonderfully hilarious romp through the land of a living corpse. The book starts out with a foul mouthed slummy movie producer having a little... accident, in which he dies drowning in none other than milk. From here, he is reanimated months later by a company to see if it can be done. The man, now a living corpse, gains immediate worldwide popularity, but it comes at a price. This novel cracks you up, but at the same time is darkly twisted in what happens to Mr. Corpse, and how he finds out what REALLY keeps him alive. Highly recommended!
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The Sinister Mr. Corpse is a very enjoyable story about a regular guy named Stanley who dies and comes back to life as a semi-decomposed zombie. The second book by Jeff Strand that I have read and as good as the other one. I will be checking out more of his stuff for sure. Fast based and laugh out loud funny at times, I recommend it. 4/5
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