Married With Zombies

Seattle couple Sarah and David finally admit that their marriage is on the rocks, and counseling seems to be the option to save their rocky relationship.  However, when their therapist tries to eat them, they realize that keeping each other alive in the midst of a zombie apocalypse might be the common goal they needed to rekindle their love for each other. 

Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen was a great book that took a humorous spin in blending zombie horror into a story about a young couple trying to make their marriage succeed.  A straight up zombie story or relationship novel would have been easy to pass by, but in combining the two - and poking fun and the stereotypes in each - Petersen weaves a unique and amusing tale.  David and Sarah were well-drawn characters and came across as very real people.  They're an everyday man and wife armed with knowledge from a heap of Hollywood slasher films that happen to do an above average job at battling the undead. 

One of my favorite parts of this novel was the chapter headings.  Each one combined cliche relationship adages with tips for surviving zombie attacks.  A few examples were, "Balance the workload in your relationship.  No one person should be responsible for killing all the zombies," and "Put the small stuff into perspective.  It's better to be wrong and alive than right but eating brains."   This offbeat humor might not appeal to everyone, but for those that are amused, Married with Zombies is definitely a fun book to read!

3 Response to "Married With Zombies"

  1. Lesa says:
    April 4, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Zombies aren't my fave monsters but I love the quirky sound of this book.

  2. Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic says:
    April 4, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    This sounds funny. I read two sentences and was like "whoa." Thanks for sharing!

  3. lisa :) says:
    April 7, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    I don't count myself as a huge zombie fan, but I've found that I really enjoy them as adversaries in comedies. I really liked the movies Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland but I haven't bothered with too many of the straight-up horror films. (Granted this could also be because I generally prefer comedy to horror overall...) This was a fun book though and does a great job poking fun at itself.

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