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Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez
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Gil’s All Fright Diner, first published in 2005 (and was Martinez’ debut publication) is a fun, no strings attached, steaming hot cup of have-at-you! urban fantasy.

Earl and Duke, vampire and werewolf respectively, arrive in Rockwood, a town in the middle of nowhere that has had more than its share of occult goings on – most of which seem to surround the vicinity of the all night diner.

Along the way, Martinez introduces us to zombies, ghosts, ghouls, a teenage sorceress and references to the “Old Gods”. It was this allusion to Lovecraft (along with a snazzy new interpretation of the Necronomicon) that I found most endearing.

There are many smiles while reading this, a couple of chuckles and maybe one or two actual laugh out loud scenes, and all due to the talent of Martinez. Fans of Christopher Moore’s work will probably enjoy his books, as I have, being a fan of both.

Also, Martinez shares a distinction with Snow Crash author Neal Stephenson as having one of the best character names in fiction. Hiro Protagonist was the character from Stephenson’s book and Martinez describes the exploits of Sheriff Marshall Kopp.

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Reading Progress

June 4, 2015 – Started Reading
June 4, 2015 – Shelved
June 7, 2015 – Finished Reading

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carol. Ha! Love those protagonist names.

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Lyn ;)

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