Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’

Zomcats by Jack Strange

March 29, 2018 - 8:41 am No Comments

Zomcats by Jack Strange
Published by KGHH Publishing on 1st October 2016
252 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Having not read any of this authors work before, I went into this book not knowing what to expect.
President Doughnut has an outbreak of zombies in his country, he seeks help from Prime Minister Camemblert who eradicated the zombies. Unbeknown to both of them Henderson, the first zombie cat is building up his gang and goes on an attack in Huddersfield and the surrounding area.
There are quite a few characters in this story and some are larger than life. The illustrative description of each character gave you a clear picture of what they were like and you will recognise some of them straightaway. One of my favourite characters was Macho Havoc, an over-exaggerated one man killing machine. He was a man of few words, but always got the job done.
When I started reading this book I did not realise that this followed on from Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse, but the story is easy to follow, There are explanations throughout so you knew what had happened . Even the minute details are described in detail and I was trying to stop laughing as I was guessing what was going to happen. This book had a feel of an 80s comedy sitcoms, I used to see on TV, and the Prime minister reminded me of Jim Hacker from Yes Prime Minister .
I am glad I read this book at home as I would have got some looks from the commuters on the train when I kept laughing out loud. A hilarious read, an unexpected ending and it enforces my decision why I am a dog lover.

Milk by Adam Millard

March 11, 2018 - 12:40 pm No Comments

Milk by Adam Millard
Published Crowded Quarantine Publications (2nd Edition) on 23rd May 2016
172 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Lou Decker was a enterprising man, he could always get his hands on anything. As the only shop in town, you could say he was in demand. However, when he started lactating milk, whilst he did not know why, he knew he had hit the big time and trade would be better than it ever was. But when the milk guzzelers turned in to mutants, the business crashed before it started.
Set in a post apocalyptic Oilhaven the town definitely has its characters .Whether it was Kellerman the corrupt Mayor of the town, Mick the naked homeless man , or Abigail, the only prostitute in town, every character had their quirkiness. Some of my favourite characters were the bandits, a mismatch of try-hard wannabes.
As like the other books I have read by this author, I had an enjoyable read. There was not a page that had the one liner that did not have me laughing out loud. There was horror and action throughout building up to a great ending. It took me longer to read as I kept reading out scenes to my daughter as she kept wandering what I was reading.
If you have never read any of this author’s books then what are you waiting for. A horror read with a laugh a minute.

A Spell in the Country by Heidi Goody and Iain Grant

March 4, 2018 - 10:15 pm No Comments

A Spell in the Country by Heide Goody and Iain Grant
Published by Pigeon Park Press on 23rd February 2018
324 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Some witches are good, others are bad, but if you want to be a great witch then take yourself of to the country and enrol on a 3 week course. That’s what Dee Finch, Caroline Black ,Sharon Jaye “Shazam” Madison, Norma Looney, Sabrina Holder-Eckford and Jenny Knott did. Coming along for the ride was Jizzimus Jenny’s imp and Kay a young girl who Jenny rescued. What started out as a bit of a farce, soon escalated into a battle of good v evil.
As witches they all lived secretive lives and it took a while for the group to click. Throughout the story you get to learn about each one in detail and with their individual skills and quirkiness, you will have a favourite character.
This story was fast flowing as there was always something going on. Whether it was a spell going completely wrong or the witches fighting for the power of good, making this a page turner. Throughout this book there is a lot of comedy and you will find yourself laughing out load, so it may be advisable to read this in the privacy of your own home. The main culprit for these scenes were Jizzimus, a very naughty imp that was owned by Jenny. Some of the things that he got up was hysterical and I kept wondering how Jenny could cope with his antics.
Whilst I own other works by these authors, I have not got round to reading the yet, but I loved this book so much that I am moving them up my TBR pile. A funny fantasy book that will brighten up your day.

Mars Ho! Jennifer Willis

September 24, 2017 - 6:47 am No Comments

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Larry 2: The Squeequel by Adam Millard

August 26, 2017 - 7:31 pm No Comments

Larry 2: The Squeequel by Adam Millard

Published by Crowded Quarantine Publications on 31st October 2015

268 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

So, at the end of Larry, Amanda and Freddy had killed Larry and thought that was the end. However, Larry’s mom had other plans, brought back from the dead, Larry has one thing on his mind: Revenge and if the body count rises who is he to complain.

Amanda has now got a psychic link with Larry and Freddy is going along with the plan, thinking it will help get Amanda into bed. Realising Larry has come back from the dead and normal methods of killing him won’t work, they get the assistance of Sister Geoff a very unusual nun.

From the start, this book had me laughing and it took me longer to finish it, only because I was laughing so much, I had to share these scenes with my daughter. Sister Geoff was my favourite character by far, her take no prisoners attitude and her lifestyle was so not the norm. Her one liners usually at the expense of anyone that got in her way were comedy gold. The residents of Haddon were described in such detail, you can visualize each character. As it is a slasher book except the gory death scenes and as this is the sequel the scenes are in abundance, it is amazing how many ways you can die from an axe. The ending has left me intrigued and I can’t wait to read Larry 3D.

My warning from the 1st book still stands, this is a book you cannot read in public and with the amount of laughing I did, I would have had some right funny looks from others.