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The Zombie, the Cat, and Barack Obama: Featuring appearances from The Illuminati, Osama Bin Laden, Larry the Downing Street cat, Queen Elizabeth II, the Cheshire cat and a host of characters.

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3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  51 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
When the writer Christopher Anton visited his local cemetery, something followed him back home. The zombie Julian Faversham became his nauseating, (but musically talented), houseguest. But this is not just another zombie story. The writer’s imagination brings the reader on a surreal helter-skelter voyage that includes some very funny explanations for the origin and ...more
Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Christopher Antony Meade (first published September 17th 2012)
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Lilo
May 16, 2014 Lilo rated it liked it
Shelves: political-farce
Upfront, I should point out that this is not a classic satire but rather an extreme farce. Since I am a fan of satires but not so much of farces, I was not the right reader nor am I the right reviewer for this book. And there are three more issues: (1) I would not read a zombie book or watch a zombie movie if you paid me. Thus, I could not appreciate a farce zombie story either and, especially not, a very graphic one. (2) I did not live in the U.S. full time until 2002. Therefore, I am not ...more
Betsy Ashton
Dec 16, 2015 Betsy Ashton rated it it was amazing
I have no idea where to begin this review. I rarely laugh out loud, but Christopher Meade's revealing of the truth as he sees it behind some of the most perplexing current conspiracy theories made me wipe my eyes. I've loved satire from the time I first read "A Modest Proposal" and realized Jonathan Swift shouldn't be taken literally.

Meade presents the reader with a zombie, a cat that actually likes the zombie, a different cat that lives at 10 Downing Street, Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II, Ad
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Christopher Antony
Sep 24, 2013 Christopher Antony rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I've been writing hubs for about two years now and in that time I've accumulated quite a body of writing. I've always envied those brave souls who have had the courage to publish their work in book form. I can wave goodbye to the green eyed monster now because I've just published my first e-book and am writing this little article to introduce it to my friends on this site and, hopefully, through some of you, to a wider world.

My new e-book, The Zombie, The Cat and Barack Obama, was originally ser
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Kitty Muse Book Reviews

Bringing home something from the park, such as a leaf, a pebble, or pictures of ducks is a fine and happy thing to do. Walking something home on the bottom of your shoe, not so much. But it’s worlds ahead of passing through a cemetery and bringing home—a zombie.
Yet this is what happens to young Christopher Anton (similarity of names is purely coincidental, I’m sure.). One Julian Faversham, late of Mr. Anton’s current address in Wimbledon, decides to return to his former dwelling, and his beloved
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Jessi Clark-white
While it begins as an oddball tale involving a zombie trying to resist the temptation to eat his living flatmate, the story quickly evolves into a most entertaining satire of everything conspiracy-theoried. The zombie opener managed to turn my stomach a few times, but the later content of the tale won back my affections.

Area 51? Built to house a top-secret government prisoner: the time-traveling, shape-shifting Cheshire Cat. Obama's greatest secret? He's a stripey-tailed descendant of said cat.
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Allison Kohn
Dec 20, 2013 Allison Kohn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everything I ever wanted - and didn't want - to know about the three little pigs, a sure-fire way to eliminate (temporarily at least)of a zombie, and a lot of other nonsense were revealed in this tongue in cheak read that will either keep you rolling on the floor laughing, or, as in my case, gasping among a giggle here and there. That is because I am 75 years old and don't react to things like I did earlier in my life. Read it and have fun.
Simon Bartlett
Very strange, but a great read.
Dean Robertson
Oct 01, 2015 Dean Robertson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ron Mikulak
Recommended to Dean by: My Muse
I can't believe I haven't already reviewed this book on Goodreads! I have read it and reread it. I haven't laughed this much since I read "Cold Comfort Farm" many, many years ago. I was drawn, of course, but the title and the cover, downloaded it onto my Kindle, and sat down one afternoon when I had nothing else to do. I don't watch television so what I expected to be another of my "trash" novels, i.e., those requiring no thought, was quite a surprise. Mr. Meade has written a finely crafted, ...more
Miroir Mitani
Jan 16, 2014 Miroir Mitani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had come across his FB profile by chance and found his comments interesting. I had a hunch that his satirical comedy would be good. Sure enough I was chuckling all the way through the book. At the same time I was impressed. Zombies are not portrayed as the usual mindless monsters here. It is amusing getting behind the mind of a zombie for a change. The author managed to weave in a veiled philosophy that the ending was unpredictable and gratifying. The author has also satisfied our desire to ...more
Kenya Cagle
Nov 27, 2013 Kenya Cagle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me... let me.... Oh I'm sorry i can't write because I am laughing too hard. Believe it or not this conspiracy theory makes a lot more sense than some of the things that we've been hearing in the last few years since our president took office. But the problem is, it's not a theory, it's the truth except I think it was really a dog that saved our president, not a cat. I know this is true because myfriend from Wikepedia whose a distant cousin to William Snow... Never mind... But in any case who ...more
Kathryn
Mar 04, 2014 Kathryn rated it really liked it
The Zombie, The Cat and Barack Obama by Christopher Antony Meade is a satirical set of stories (part comedy, part horror, and part lies purported to be told to the public) that take the reader on a journey of historical events. Mr. Meade lets us know that these events and the stories that we have been led to believe are, in fact, false. Bin Laden’s death, Area 51, and the true background of Barack Obama are revealed in these comedic stories. Behind all these stories lie the Cheshire Cat and his ...more
Kees Bijker
May 30, 2014 Kees Bijker rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: nobody
Recommended to Kees by: the author
I found myself reading this as my second indie author book and I can only say that I reached about 50% of it with difficulty.

The tone of voice does not appeal to me, it makes me feel as if I am back in school, be told to sit up straight and should pay attention....because I know so little and will end up worthless otherwise! The author comes across to me, as lecturing his readers, and this is something I do not enjoy in a piece of fiction. Fiction is to entertain and if it does not do that, I wi
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Wava Turbeville
Oct 06, 2013 Wava Turbeville rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With a title like that, I had to know what was inside. All the terrible secrets are out of the bag now. Conspiracy theories are treated with satire and satire with conspiracy. It is a funny book that amused me to no end. The time traveling Cheshire cat won my heart. Very fun and easy to read. I enjoyed every minute of it.
Kristan Cannon
Oct 07, 2015 Kristan Cannon rated it really liked it
Keep a very close eye on each and every cat in this book. That's all I can say.
Christopher Antony
Nov 01, 2015 Christopher Antony rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Outrageously hilarious satire

Since this book has been wowing readers as an ebook for several years now, I consider it appropriate to repost some of the five stars from Amazon.com.

By Chris on August 3, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Another reader who found Christopher via his FB page here, and I can only say I'm happy I stumbled across him and his wacky sense of humor!

It's refreshing to see somebody with an obvious talent for writing turn to the dark side and use said talent solely
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Danny Breslin
Aug 07, 2013 Danny Breslin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
So you want to know the truth? Christopher Antony Meade has finally lifted the veil on some of the most intensely debated conspiracies around.
Thanks to his pioneering investigations we now know the truth of the American President's past, what is really hidden in Area 51, the beginnings of the Illuminati, what drove Hitler to sanction the committing of atrocities and more.
I have to warn you though: do not read this book in a public place because when you suddenly laugh out loud, as you undoubted
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Jeff Dawson
May 10, 2014 Jeff Dawson rated it it was ok
No direction

I didn’t know what to expect with this short work. Perhaps a bit of levity or maybe even a satirical journey? Nope. None of the above. In fact, I have no idea what the whole premise was supposed to be. The references to Alice in Wonderland and a host of others derailed any linear, logical approach to the topics offered.

I’m all for a bit of punching at political figures but only when there’s a definitive approach. This work has none of that. An absolute convolution of trivia I’ve ev
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Jeanie
Nov 09, 2013 Jeanie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While there is some cleverness to each of the sections of the book, I thought it was too compartmentalized and disjointed. There is an attempt to tie the sections together but it's not a strong connection. Readers will probably enjoy the humor and sometimes absurd situations anyway. It wold make a good short story collection and the author even says he might be accused of adding the last chapters because the book was too short. That is admirable but I prefer a whole fiction book. Maybe I just ...more
Yannis Karatsioris
Although the Zombie, the Cat and the President's story didn't grab me, I could definitely appreciate the attempt to humour the rather unique situation the MC found himself into, not for the humour itself -and that's a subjective matter- but for the phrasing author Christopher Meade uses to express his humour. He structures his phrases in a very subtle yet eloquent way, that if the humour itself appealed to me I'd definitely have rated the story higher. I can see this book appeal to a lot of ...more
Arun
Mar 06, 2016 Arun rated it liked it
A weird little book containing imaginative conspiracy theories for world events. I liked the fairy-tale angle but overall the book was just too far-fetched even to be humorous. On the positive side, the writing is easy-to-read and the stories are of just the right length for a book of this nature.
Alec Hawkes
Jun 29, 2014 Alec Hawkes rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
well written, a good idea, but far too far fetched for me. It bored me rigid in the end. Some will like it, but it wasn't for me.
Melissa Gastorf
Dec 25, 2014 Melissa Gastorf rated it did not like it
probably one of the dumbest books I have ever read. I got it for free a while back and that is seriously too much to pay for this rubbish
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Mar 10, 2014
Tricia Thompson
Tricia Thompson rated it it was ok
Nov 17, 2014
Alec Hawkes
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