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Love & Zombies

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  21 reviews
The zombie apocalypse has already ended. The government nipped the problem in the bud before it got out of hand. But now Henry, an aspiring filmmaker in Los Angeles, is getting a request from his old friend Sam Kranson. Sam Kranson says they need to go run an errand in Las Vegas. There's a hefty payday for the job. And it involves capturing a real live zombie.

Published June 25th 2013 by DarkFuse (first published June 16th 2013)
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Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Although Love & Zombies doesn't quite manage to deliver upon the truly twisted potential of its unusual premise, that's probably a good thing, since I doubt few readers would have stuck around for the ugly climax. Instead, Eric Shapiro deftly teases, traumatizes, and torments us, constantly raising the stakes of his darkly comedic brand of over-the-top horror, before he finally relents, ultimately tweaking our expectations with a few twists of his own.

We begin with a narrator who
2.5 stars.

My husband loves to read zombie books. He has a huge collection of them on our Kindle. Sometimes, I'll get in the mood to read one, so I'll randomly pick one from his collection and read it. Recently, I stumbled across Love & Zombies, and thought it would be a great in-between book while I wait to start my next book because it's so short. Unfortunately, I didn't like it very much.

I don't exactly know how to describe what I didn't like about the book. I just didn't care
Todd Russell
Two young friends, Henry and Sam, take a job for $100,000 from a Vegas mob owner of the Sharks Casino to travel into the Las Vegas desert. The desert is overrun by zombies and they need to bring a female zombie back for a warped, kinky porn shoot. Told from the first person in a rapid-fire first person narrative with heaping spoonfuls of humor, this fun zombie mission reminded me of something Jeff Strand easily could have penned. If I didn't know better, I'd think it was his nom de plume. If you ...more
Jun 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Love & Zombies was a Strand-esque romp thru Las Vegas for two friends hired by a mob boss to capture a "live" female zombie for a skin flick guessed it...the zombie. Not as easy as it sounds...

Interesting plot, a fast moving and entertaining read.
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: grrr-arrgh, yorwtfiw
Sometimes I end up loving things that really shouldn't work.

Take Eric Shapiro's Love & Zombies.  I was sucked in by the slightly cheesy, but somehow amazing cover art and requested it from Dark Fuse at the same time as Tim Curran's Worm.

I thought I was going to hate it at first, with our protagonist that admits he's a complete douchebalrog and that we really SHOULDN'T like him at all.

Henry has two best friends that he won't admit (to himself or anyone else) they're his BFFs,
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: darkfuse, zombies
Stunning. I was going into this story humming and hawing, not really interested in reading a story in the tiresome 'zombie' genre.

Even throughout the story, as it was gaining in speed and I was getting deep into it, I would occasionally think 'man, this is pretty cool, why, oh why, did the author have to use zombies in his story though. A murderous swarm of cloned Biebers would've been cooler and less overused'.

Two thirds in though, the author got me. He made me overcome
Angie Downs
Apr 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Love and Zombies by Eric Shapiro is a fun, hilarious, and horrific novella about Henry, a struggling producer in Los Angeles, who is convinced to help his friend Sam on a job he was offered from his dad. Seems simple enough. However, the job is to go to Las Vegas to meet with some seriously bad individuals who want the two friends to drive out to desert to find a living female zombie. Henry only accepts the job because he had believes that the government has already taken care of the zombie epid ...more
Chris Torretta
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ok, this starts and I was totally floored.

I recently read another blogger saying if she isn't pulled in by page 100 then she hangs up that book. I did not have any such problems with this book! It grabs you from page ONE and takes you for a tremendous ride.

Firstly, I love the narration. Henry is a bit kookie (only word I can think of to describe this guy!) but we all are a bit, right? And it shows as he's telling his story. It's flat out hilarious at points and heart stop
Lily at Bookluvrs Haven
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Wow, what a twist of a book! But then you read the blurb and you know that this zombie novella won't be like anything you have read.

Henry is a lovable type of character, though Sam is incredibly repulsive. Bordering, if not full speed ahead, on psychotic tendencies, this guy needs to be taken out of the world (my personal opinion).

To make a long story short, Sam decides that it would be a GREAT idea to capture a female live zombie for a disgusting business venture. He gets Henry to
Kelli Beck
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a read! Once the first page is read and the plot is in motion, it's impossible to peel yourself from the series of events that follows. Shapiro's adventure through a zombie-filled Las Vegas propels the reader onward with fast paced urgent writing that fills the reader's heart with dread, laughter, and an exhilaration akin to being consumed by an avalanche.

The novella begins thusly:

On the first day, the afflicted will feel no symptoms, and have complete control o
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)

Love & Zombies takes place after the Zombie Apocalypse has already ended. Henry and Sam have been best friends since they were children. When Sam promises Henry he can make him rich if they just do one little task the offer proves to good to pass up. All that's required? Secure a Zombie female and make sure she's fresh. Not an easy task when they've all been eradicated or have they??

I loved this little Novella. While It was a quick read Love & Zombies really grabb
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
The zombie apocalypse is upon us, the government is attempting to nip it in the bud by wiping out entire areas where full permeation has occurred. The smartest people—who use their brains and don't believe everything the government tells them—are convinced that's not the solution. But some of the more slimy yet enterprising degenerates of the business world are trying to make a buck off the zombie invasion. Zombie porn anyone?!

Enter Henry and his whacked out friend Sam, who head to Las Vegas on
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Henry gets roped into going to Nevada to capture a zombie by his friend Sam. Henry believe the media when they say there are no zombies left, that they've all been killed, but he goes along with Sam 'cos there's money involved. The zombie is wanted by someone who makes zombie porn, all they need to do it wait for a girl to get infected then grab her before the infection becomes full on. That's not as simple as it all seems.

The cover for this is delightfully awesome and very old-schoo
Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews)
This is the story of Henry and Sam. Sam has persuaded Henry to go to Vegas on a harebrained scheme to go and pick up a 'Day One' zombie that the people who employed them can manipulate for some extreme zombie porn. Somewhere along the line though, things go awry and they find themselves knee deep in the desert in the middle of zombie hell....

I really, really enjoyed this. I am the first to admit that I am not that fond of the zombie genre, as everything seems so samey. This how

Henry has managed to get himself involved with his psychopath friends money making scheme. The two childhood buddies journey to Las Vegas to venture into the desert where rumours of zombie activity are still being reported. Their mission is to capture a newly bitten woman to take back to Las Vegas to star in a zombie porno flick. It comes as no surprise that as soon as they drive out to the desert, events quickly turn sour.
This book was a no holds barred, fast paced, fun read. Once Henry a
Ms. Nikki
This was like a Bill and Ted adventure with sex, drugs and zombies at the forefront of their minds. Writers make me contradict myself all the time. I firmly *hands on hips* stated that I, Ms. Nikki, do not gel well with "funny" horror reads and what does Mr. Shapiro go and do? Make me laugh, that's what.
Although this read most likely won't win any awards, I did find myself snickering quite a bit. There were holes in the story that I blotted out because fun doesn't always have to make sense
J. Griff
I currently am without a pithy comment for this!!

I enjoy Love & Zombies immensely!! Was very cleverly written with a lot of laughs! A few times I wasn't sure where the story was going, but was laughing the whole way thru. It reminds me of "The Hangover", but with a wolf pack of one. Loved the perspective of seeing everything from Henry's perspective.
Jun 19, 2013 rated it liked it
For me nothing stood out in this story. I never really got into any of the characters or the storyline. To me it was just your run of the mill zombie story. I was expecting more from the story. It was a okay read, but not something I would read again. That's why I gave it 3 stars.
Jun 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Very fun, short read. The perfect sort of book to read while waiting on a flight, or during downtime at work. The ending seemed kind of sudden, but it was an enjoyable read.
Jul 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Fun, fast, short read.
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very humorous take on the zombie theme. Edge of you seat action. Sex and zombies...what's not to like? Recommended.
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Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. Called "the next Philip K. Dick" by author Kealan Patrick Burke, Shapiro is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Step ...more
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