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Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen
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Nov 04, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: end-of-days, shelf-11, zombie-problems, lmao, chick-lit, road-trip
Read from January 08 to March 01, 2011 , read count: 1

Opening Line: "David and I became warriors in the zombie plague on the first day, but I don't think that means we were front line soldiers or something."

Touted as “romantic comedy with…brains.” this was a fantastic, super fun read that had me laughing from page 1 and just didn’t stop. Alongside all the gore and zombie mayhem there’s also a well written, action filled, story here which I think anyone who’s been in a long term relationship or seen Sean of the Dead will be able to relate to. Following average Seattle couple, Sarah and David as they try to save not only their crumbling marriage but struggle through the first few days of a zombie apocalypse. With only each other to rely on it becomes as much of a struggle not to kill the other as it does to battle the rising undead.

I loved the way this was written, I loved that Sarah and David live in the real world, they talk like we do, they bicker, they swear at each other, they drive a crappy car, they figure out how to kill zombies from plotlines they’ve seen in movies. And the chapter headings are hilarious too, consisting of *helpful relationship advice quotes*, altered to take into account the whole zombie issue. Married With Zombies takes a light hearted look at marriage while kicking major zombie ass and it was a blast.

Sarah and David are on the verge of divorce so it’s no wonder they don’t notice a few strange sightings on their way to couples counselling. However when they find Dr Kelly eating the previous clients it gets their attention. Suddenly which radio station to listen to, or how much time David spends playing video games is the least of their concerns. Which piece of office equipment best disables a zombie is the new normal. As it turns out a letter opener, high heeled shoe or even a well aimed Dr Phil book will work in a pinch.

Learning as they go Sarah and David return home only to find their undead neighbour in their bathroom, -turns out you can also kill a zombie by crushing his head with a toilet seat, however this does make things a little awkward when his girlfriend shows up. Luckily she’s got a stockpile of guns and ammunition (never can tell about ones neighbours can you) Because Sarah and David are about to leave the city, I mean things have got to better in the suburbs, right?

You’ll be cheering this dysfunctional couple along as they stumble across plagues of the undead, religious cults, a visit to a zombie casino, looting (another new normal) first drives in luxury cars, broken limbs and a visit to the country fair (zombies on ferris wheel anyone) Through all the arguing, when it comes right down to it theres no one else Sarah or David would rather go through a zombie apocalypse with than each other. Cheers

Thankfully this is only the first instalment from the Living With The Dead Series, Flip this Zombie is next.

*Men are from mars zombies are from hell.
*Balance the workload in your relationship. No one person should be responsible for killing all the zombies.
*Make requests, not demands “please” kill that zombie honey, I’m out of bullets.
*Support your partner in their interests. You never know when batting practice, kung fu movies or even poker night might come in handy during a zombie infestation.
*Never go to bed angry, terrified is okay.
*Give each other compliments every day. Even when the undead attack, its nice to feel pretty or badass.
*Address one issue at a time. You can’t load gasoline, pick up food and kill 15 zombies all at once.

"I should have know that having "end of the world" sex wouldn't solve our problems. Though it was pretty great and I highly recommend it. Its one of the big benefits of an apocalypse that no one tells you about. It just makes everything...better, because you know it might be the last time every time."

"Have you ever wanted to smash a car? or break a television? Or maybe burn a big fire in the middle of a city square? If the answer is yes, then you'd have some fun during a zombie infestation. Its the little moments, you know?"
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message 1: by Gemma (new)

Gemma Let me know how this is. I have it on my TBR

Buggy I'm about half way in and its super funny so far. although because I was reading 4 books at the same time this one got stalled, I need to pick it up again.

message 3: by Kimberly (new) - added it

Kimberly i'm glad you're enjoying it! i can't wait to read it. it looks very funny!

Buggy Hey Gem here you go...

Thanks Kimberly, I highly recommend.

message 5: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Great review, definitely one to read!

Buggy Thanks Vicki

message 7: by Bookbee (new)

Bookbee Great review! This book is now going onto my "want" shelf!

Buggy Thanks Bookbee the ole "want" shelf, isn't it fun.

message 9: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Walton Grant Great review, Buggy, this one looks like a lot of fun (and I LOVED Sean of the Dead!)

Buggy Thanks Tammy (still nice to see the Magnum rug)
I couldn't tell you how many times I've watched Sean of the Dead, hilarious.

message 11: by Eastofoz (new)

Eastofoz I've been on the fence about this new series by her. It sounds silly for a romance but now after reading your review I'm starting to rethink that. Is it funny like Sandra Hill funny or Katie MacAlister funny? Is it still a good romance?

message 12: by Buggy (last edited Mar 11, 2011 06:49PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Buggy Hey Eastofoz, I wouldn't really consider this a romance in the true sense. The couple is on the verge of divorce in the beginning and then through slaying zombies they decide to stay together. Its more a comical zombie read. No kissing or love scenes. Still a great read.

Sorry I'm not familiar with either Sandra Hill or Katie Macalister.

Have you seen Sean Of The Dead? Its that sort of funny and that sort of a romance too.

message 13: by Eastofoz (new)

Eastofoz Nope never seen Sean of the Dead. Thanks for letting me know :)

Buggy Welcome. Still under Tsunami alert here how about you?

message 15: by Eastofoz (new)

Eastofoz Yup same here. It's pouring rain. It started out sunny but it's just been raining buckets of water.

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish This sounds fun!!!! Great review!

Buggy Thanks Unique G, super fun Zombie mayhem

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Buggy wrote: "Thanks Unique G, super fun Zombie mayhem"

When I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith my favorite parts were the Zombie passages!

Buggy You might really enjoy this one then, it gets kind of gross at times but its all hilarious. She thinks she can kick a zombie in the stomach (like in the movies) with a roundhouse kick but the zombie is all squishy and both her and her husband exclaim 'EWWW"

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's DOES sound like something I'd enjoy! I had posted a couple of quotes in my review of PP&Z and they all had to do with Zombies.


Buggy I have PP&Z (which sounds like a funny type of food BTW) I really need to read it

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish It does, doesn't it?

How have you been? It's good to "see" you!

Buggy Its awesome to "see" you too. I'm good, just waiting for winter to come to an end

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish It seemed like our winter was short, but intense. Rain, snow, wind, flooding... lasted about a month, then we ended up with pretty mild weather.

message 25: by AH (new) - added it

AH Loved the quotes at the end of your review. This book sounds like a lot of fun. Great review, Buggy.

Buggy Thanks so much AH. I loved the style of writing here, very realistic and tongue in cheek. Like you would actually speak to your husband on one of 'those' days

 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* Great review, Buggy!

Buggy Thanks Lady Jayne

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