Corey's Reviews > Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies

Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies by James   Marshall
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jul 28, 2012

really liked it
Read from July 28 to 31, 2012

NVPFZ is weird. Quirky. Chaotic. Borderline nonsensical. It's also extremely loveable, if you can get past the sometimes-unbearable precociousness of Guy Boy Man's narrative voice. He's a pretty unlikable hero: petty, manic, narcissistic; at one point he uses disabled children to protect himself from a horde of troubled zombie teens. He plays the tough guy, complete with hardboiled quips, yet cannot properly handle a gun in a firefight. Yet James Marshall's book wouldn't work without it; the voice is precisely why the book maintains any sort of narrative thrust. Guy Boy Man never stops talking, creating a story that's almost ideal for this ADD generation. He's also one of the most unreliable of unreliable narrators I've come across; just how much is real and how much is the fevered imagination of a deranged adolescent mind. Guy Boy Man is a prototypical disenfranchised teenager, raging against everything and anything, and warping his view of the world on a minute-by-minute basis to make it better conform to his nebulous ideology.

Read the full review at Shelf Monkey.
2 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

07/28/2012 page 55
06/29/2016 marked as: read
show 6 hidden updates…

No comments have been added yet.