One of my favorite zombie authors, Ian McClellan, reviewed Where’s My Dinner for Zombie Guide Magazine. I feel deeply honored that Mr. McClellan enjoyed my book because I’ve been a huge fan of his for a long time. If you’re not familiar with his work, I recommend reading his first novel, Zombie Apocalypse 2012: A Political Horror Story. It’s the funniest zombie book I’ve ever read. His book made me laugh so hard I couldn’t breathe. Of course you’ll love it, so you’ll also want to read his second novel, One Undead Step.
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If you’re looking for more zombie tales, you might want to check out my 1950’s zombie novel. Here is Ian McClellan’s review of Where’s My Dinner:
In the mid-1950’s, a virus begins turning only women into zombies. As fearsome female flesh-eaters rampage, society begins to crumble.
Believe it or not, there are people out there who look down their noses at zombie books. If there is a single, overwhelming complaint that I hear, it’s that they are all the same. I don’t find that to be true at all, but I probably read more zombie books than the average person whereas most of those folks are likely just forming their opinions based on a small sampling. While I don’t feel the need to push my literary leanings onto others like some zombie book Jehovah’s Witness, if I could make the “they’re all the same” crowd read one zombie book, it would be Where’s My Dinner. This story is very unique. Set in the 50’s, it tells the tale of Rose-Lynne, a columnist and terrible cook (basically, a radical feminist in 1950’s America) who tries to get along with the other ladies in the neighborhood, all of whom live to look their best and dote on their husbands. When those ladies start turning into zombies, the men folk come to realize they’re incapable of taking care of themselves.
This book struck a bit of a personal chord with me. I didn’t grow up in the 50’s (I’ll be 38 next month) but I was raised in a very patriarchal, old fashioned home. I left that home at seventeen to live with the woman who would eventually become my wife. She did most of the domestic stuff while I worked a few jobs. Things often don’t work out the way you plan, and I became a single man who was (and still is) an awful cook, didn’t know how to work his washing machine, got headaches after looking at the bills for a couple of minutes, and was generally inept in every way when it came to keeping a home. If not for the kindness of some good friends who had me over for supper quite often, I may have starved in those first few years. Luckily, there were no children involved. I can’t fathom how I would have managed. I can easily imagine a complete meltdown in a world full of guys just like me who were suddenly forced to fend for themselves and their kids.
Where’s My Dinner is a quick, fast paced, and fun read. The main character is a true underdog who doesn’t just have zombies to worry about, but society, as well. The story has some great dry humor sprinkled throughout. There is definitely some tension, but not many scares. It’s a very PG-13 tale and, while I enjoyed it immensely, it may not be for the folks out there who are gore hounds. For me, this one gets five stars and two emphatic thumbs up!