This Weeks Horror Book Review from Creepercast 89!
Publication Date: April 28, 2005
Basic Description (via Amazon)
“Bloodier than Fried Green Tomatoes!
Funnier than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre!
Welcome to Gil’s All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer . . .
Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren’t planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery’s owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl’s a vampire, this looks right up their alley.
But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg. Seems someone’s out to drive Loretta from the Diner, and more than willing to raise a little Hell on Earth if that’s what it takes. Before Duke and Earl get to the bottom of the Diner’s troubles, they’ll run into such otherworldly complications as undead cattle, an amorous ghost, a jailbait sorceress, and the terrifying occult power of pig-latin.
And maybe–just maybe–the End of the World, too.
Gory, sexy, and flat-out hilarious, Gil’s All Fright Diner will tickle your funnybone–before ripping it out of its socket!”
Capt. Creepers likes/dislikes: I love this book. Let me repeat that I LOVE This book. It’s smart and funny and just plain good read. The vampire is balding the werewolf is overweight. These are not your typical creatures of the night. “this whole undead stuff sounds good on paper, but it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.” These characters are us… they have flaws and real personalities… and the vampire sure as hell doesn’t sparkle. Martinez uses a magic 8-ball as a depository for victims of the force behind all the weirdness and we even get some H.P. Lovecraft Cthulhu mythos thrown in. I mean how often do you get zombie cows and a ghost and a vampire falling in love? Did I mention that this book is plain fun?
My score: 5 out of 5 stabs!