Friday, August 21, 2009


So last night, as promised, I picked up E.'s book, "Never Slow Dance With a Zombie." Four-and-a-half hours later, I finished it! I told you I'd burn through it.

I really enjoyed it. The story itself is pretty creative, funny and moves along really quickly, but what I enjoyed most are the characters. I'm willing to wager E has spent a lot of time around teen girls. From the catty it-girls to the slightly unsure normal girls, a lot of the behavior and the mentality is pretty spot on. I can absolutely relate to the main character, Margot and her best friend Sybil. They're likable even when some of their decisions/reactions are kind of, well, befitting a typical teenager (or gooberish), which made me cringe a bit (*cough* guilty). Ah memories.

I highly recommend it. It's a lot of fun and pretty unique. My only criticism of the book is that it was too short. But then again, I read really quickly. I can't wait to read E.'s next book.

Oh yes, Tom Jones rules!

Although it wasn't mentioned, there were times all I could think of was Oingo Boingo's "It's a Dead Man's Party." Loves it!

So, in case you got your hands on the book and are getting ready to read it, here's some mood music.


E. Van Lowe said...

How did I miss this post? Wow! Thank you! Guess I was getting ready for my reading. Glad you liked it and could relate. And thanks for spreading the word...

I wish you'd write a book. Seriously.

E. Van Lowe said...

And Thanks for the Oingo Boingo "It's A Dead Man's Party" mention. Perfect! It's going in my playlist.