Title: Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie
Author: Jeff Norton
Genre: Adventure, Supernatural/Paranormal, Childrens’ fiction
Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd.
Publication Date: 7th August 2014
My Rating: 5/5
Hi there friends,
I’ve spent today reading this lovely piece of children’s fiction. This great book will be released on the 7th August 2014, so here’s a quick preview and review of a book which will really have children laughing out loud. Norton really brings his characters to life and their personalities come to life on the page. I received an advanced reading copy and feel extremely lucky to have been able to do so. The book is quite long, so if you have children or work with primary school children like myself, I would say it definitely depends on the competency of the child’s reading before you give the child the book. It does have some more “adult” concepts briefly passed over such as a mention of erectile dysfunction which seemed out of place, so I’d suggest giving this book to children who are perhaps a bit older.
I received an eBook copy of ‘Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie’ from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
What would you do if you woke up and found yourself in a grave? Not sure? Me neither. But this is just the dilemma which Adam faces. After returning back home after crawling out of a coffin, he finds out he has supposedly been dead for three months. His life, or rather afterlife, is completely turned upside down when he finds out his friends aren’t all he suspected them to be either. From being a seemingly invisible middle school student, Adam becomes popular and as a zombie, this might not be the best idea. Ending up at the most unlikely of places and with the constant fear of contamination and germs, Adam faces the challenge of a lifetime. The quest he leads to find the “killer” bee which killed him leads to unexpected discoveries and a whole new adventure. Will Adam be able to locate the killer bee and still be germ free? You’ll just have to read to find out.
After reading the blurb of this book I was really eager to read it! I’m not really all that sure what I expected, but this book far exceeded my expectations. With hilarious characters and brilliant jokes (for adults as well as children)! This is a lovely children’s book which would be greatly appealing for young boys who just love to read about zombies and poo. It’s really a laugh out loud kind of book which will have you in hysterics. The characters just make this book brilliant, the protagonist Adam with his OCD about germs makes his everyday woes hilarious. Their antics in the book made this greatly entertaining and this book is sure to be a hit with children.
A lovely children’s book which might make you lose an arm or two laughing! A lovely book to share with children.
If you wish to pre-order a copy of this lovely book, it’s available on Amazon UK HERE. Let me know if you read the book what you too thought about it!