The Poodle Apocalypse by John Inman ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

PoodleApocolypseTheLGTitle: The Poodle Apocalypse

Author: John Inman

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/27/2013

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Contemporary, Fantasy, Gay Fiction, Humor/Comedy, Paranormal


With the world suddenly teeming with zombies, Charlie and Bobby are fighting to stay alive. Being about as gay as two people can be, they insist on doing it with panache.

Even with the planet throwing up its legs in submission, there is no reason a couple of style-conscious guys can’t look good while saying good-bye to the age of man and ushering in the age of… God knows what. Amoebas, maybe. With their loyal zombie poodle, Mimi, at their side, they bravely face the apocalypse head-on.

Death, destruction, and the undead they can deal with. But without electricity, it’s the depressing lack of blow-dryers and cappuccino machines that really pisses them off—until Bobby goes missing! Suddenly Charlie has more than fluffy hair and a good cup of coffee to worry about….

My View:

This was the cutest and most humorous zombie story I have ever read. From the very first sentence, I knew this would be great. The writing was seemless and the tone was lighthearted with just the right amount of snark and sarcasm. I found myself highly amused right away and chuckled my way through the entire story.

This was so unique. The setting, the storyline, the ending, all of it was just right for this short “horror” story. The writing complimented the action, the characters were funny and engaging, the poodle was perfectly cute yet horrifyingly disgusting. And the ending, well, I am sure I should have seen it coming, but I was so wrapped up in my enjoyment, it never occurred to me.

I loved this story. It was the perfect cute zombie tale to read before Halloween. I only wish it were longer. Pick this one up. You will not be disappointed.


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