My rating: 4 of 5 stars
An amusingly abnormal apocalyptic alien adventure awaits!
Alien Invasion of the Zombie Apocalypse tells the tale of a species of bored aliens who spin a wheel to decide which planet they want to invade. Well, guess what lucky planet the wheel landed on this time. Yup, good ol’ Earth. Unfortunately for the Zyrplexians, they pick the wrong day to pick onon the third rock from the Sun and their plans go awry, to say the least, and that’s all I have to say about that. For more, read the story, it’s much more fun that way.
This is goofy, humorous, absurd satiric short story that doesn’t require any deep thinking to read. The ragtag group of characters aren’t written about in any great depth and the plot might rocket by, but that’s part of the story’s charm; there’s no reason these need to be more fully explored (unless it ever expands into a full-length book, naturally). Besides aliens, zombies, and humans, vampires also poke their non-sparkly heads into the fray too. It’s a silly bit of fun that I had a great time reading, with the occasional guffaw bursting forth at a one-liner or nutty situation.
If you like passages such as these:
From inside the warship, they hardly looked like a rabble of troublemaking thugs. They appeared more like a bunch of uniformed teddy bears on a cheer-up mission to planet Lollipop, where they would launch an attack of hugs.
“I never would have imagined that if vampires turned out to be real, I’d be more repelled by their personalities than their appetite for human blood.”
…enjoy B-movies, and adore alliterations (all of which are right up my alley), then you might enjoy this off the wall story and the harmless, campy entertainment value it provides.
A bit of trivia: This is the first book I read on my Kindle Touch. I so happy I got a tear in me eye. ;P
Originally Reviewed: September 10, 2012
Received: Kindle freebie