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The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby
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Sep 11, 2012

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A very unusual and inventive look at the realm of the dead, even though the book is made up of what seems to be disconnected but very imaginative encounters from each other the tale itself is never lost. Battersby has almost put together a more modern take of a quest but instead of knights and noblemen has a cast of the walking dead and Marius, a thief who stole a crown from a dead king which turned out to be the worst possible thing that he ever could have done who is comical throughout and is not really sure if he is actually dead or not. Although it does read more like a collection of short stories rather than one novel I did find it a quick and easy read and entertaining throughout. There is a lack of depth here but this is more than made up for by humorous dialogue and the constant bad taste in which Marius handles himself in any given situation.
Not to be read as a serious adventure but more than worthy of your time.

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