Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Zombie Ate My Review!

I want to introduce yet another potential new feature to my blog today. There are oh so many book reviews out there, but are there any books reviewed by supernatural creatures? Well, now there is. And since Carrie Ryan's paperback, The Forest of Hands and Teeth debuted this week at #5 on the NY Times Bestsellers list, I thought PERFECT! I'll just find myself a zombie to do a review.

Well, silly me, Zombies aren't exactly the best choice for anything intellectual like a review. Let me demonstrate by showing you what happened:

Me: So did you read the book?


Me: Uh huh. And did you like it?


Me: Did. You. Feel. It. Was. A. Fair. Depiction. Of. Zombies?


Sigh. I promise to do better next time. I think it's worth another try don't you? Only next time I'll use a reviewer with an intact brain. In the meantime, let me give you my own opinion on the book.

It was a beautifully written page-turner. I couldn't put it down. The dark and oppressive feel of the ever-looming forest of hands and teeth could not squash the fire within the main character, Mary. I wanted Mary to succeed (and by succeed I mean not die a horrible death). Does she? You'll have to read it to find out if you haven't already. The sequel, The Dead Tossed Waves was just released as well and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Was the depiction of Zombies realistic? It certainly painted them in a negative light. All they really want is human flesh. Maybe someday we'll read a book from their side of things. Come to think of it though, it might be awfully short if my review experiment is any indication...


  1. Haha! I don't know if you're going to get much better out of a zombie. I agreed with you about Forest of Hands and Teeth - I loved the creepy atmosphere!

  2. Anna - Yes, I will definitely try something with a brain next time. Oh well!

  3. very funny interview. I did enjoy this book, though I was horribly disappointed with the ending. I thought the whole this was well written - so much that I just bought Dead Tossed Waves. Even though Mary's choices really bothered me.

  4. I find that a very interesting point Terry. Sometimes our characters are less than perfect but still intriguing enough to keep us reading.

  5. Thanks for commenting on our blog. WWW.penandinkblogspot.
    I can't do zombies. I have love Kelley Armstrong's book, Janicemary Davidsons unwed and undead and the Twilight series, but I feel nothing for zombies (although I enjoyed Shaun of the Dead.

  6. You know that's interesting too, Pen and Ink. I didn't want to go there either at first. It was my eleven-year-old son that asked me about zombies. So I went and picked up the book. Now I have to say, I am intrigued.

  7. I loved this interview. I haven't read the book (but have heard good things), but the zombie cracked me up. Do you know about this blogger?
    She writes a lot about zombies (including an upcoming YA novel). I'm going to tell her about your blog too.

  8. Snarf. Kathy was right; this is freaking funny.

  9. Hey thanks guys! I'm going to check yours out right now. I keep forgetting to check back in my older posts for comments - sorry!! Hope you check back in.

  10. How many times can I say check in one comment? Apparently three!

  11. Fir sine reason I just saw this comment on my blog. Sorry, this is shamefully late.
    However, just so you know, this cracked me up.
    I'm thinking you just totally kicked my butt in the reviewing department. :P

  12. Sam - so glad I checked back on my comments - sorry I'm late too! Glad I could make you laugh.