Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Review: Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies
Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies by James Marshall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: YA Fantasy/Horror Satire Reading Level: YA (probably 16 on up due to language and sexual content)
Disclosure: I received a free eGalley from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: In a world where Zombies control banks and governments, only one young man sees the way things are and emerges from the Chaos and destruction: Guy Boy Man. While he tries to end human suffering worldwide and in his high school, Guy Boy Man meets a cute Pink-Haired girl named Baby Doll15 who has a Unicorn that follows her everywhere. An Epic Romance begins, but forces Beyond Their Control are intent on keeping the young couple apart. One of those Forces may - or may not be! - Guy Boy Man's closest friend, a handsome African-American Ninja named Sweetie Honey; another could be four Exotically Beautiful, genetically engineered and behaviorally modified Eastern European Girls; yet another, the principal of their High School ...not to mention an impending standardized test known as the Zombie Acceptance Test! Will Guy Boy Man find a way to be with Baby Doll15 in a World Where Everyone Is Doomed to become either zombies or zombie food?
My Thoughts: I just love a silly book, and the description of this one led me to believe this would be high up there on the silliness scale. Oana’s explanation as to why there were no hs or js in their names cracked me up. Actually, quite a lot of it cracked me up. James Marshall manages to provide a book that is wonderfully grammatic yet full of extra-long, run-on sentences. One of my favorite aspects of it was Guy Boy Man’s constant explanation as to what he really means whenever a sentence could be taken more than one way. The descriptions are hilarious. Guy Boy Man is one of the very few people who see that there are so many zombies – apparently most people don’t even notice that the people surrounding them are undead.
A sequel is in the works: Zombies versus Fairy featuring Albinos, which is scheduled for release later this year. You know I’ll be watching and waiting for it. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a good laugh.
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