Saturday, February 11, 2012

    Book Review! Carrie Harris's BAD TASTE IN BOYS, 5 of 5 stars

    I felt kind of like a zombie while reading this book. But not a flesh-eating zombie, a book-devouring zombie. Because I couldn't. Stop. Reading. Nomnomnomnomnom.

    5 of 5 stars 
    First: Best. Cover. Ever.

    BAD TASTE IN BOYS is camp at its best. Brainy teen MC Kate Grable's over-the-top editorializing had me laughing out loud as she worked furiously to save her town from an impending zombie outbreak. I started collecting hilarious lines to share in this review, but quickly realized that there were too many to fit. You will just have to read this book yourself.

    Seriously, go read this book. Step away from the computer, and get your hands on BAD TASTE IN BOYS.

    I haven't had this much fun reading a book in a long time. In fact, I woke up this morning with Tim Curry singing "Anything Can Happen on Halloween" in my head. I can only pray that someone will turn this book into a movie worthy of a Tim Curry cameo. I would definitely participate in the cult following that is certain to follow. I can see the merchandise now--finger key chains and PVC swords lining mall store displays next to THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS shoulder bags and ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW t-shirts.

    I picked this up on a whim at my library, because let's face it, the cover is amazing. I ended up sitting there for an entire hour because I couldn't stop reading. I'm going to buy a copy today so I can share it with my students.

    Fun, fun, fun. I cannot wait to read Carrie Harris's next book, BAD HAIR DAY. Bring on the weres! Or vamps, or whatever it is that hits next. I'm sure Kate Grable can take 'em.

    Link to my Goodreads Review


    Janiera said...

    I've been seeing this around, looks like I have another book to add to my TBR list! Thanks for the review. :)

    Lori Oster said...

    Oh, definitely add it. I seriously loved this book, if you can't tell. The campiness sealed the deal for me. It's hilarious.

    Sverige said...

    I love me a good zombie story and Bad Taste in Boys is a particularly fun tale of limb loss, undead cannibalism and really bad breath. Kate is the perfect heroine and much closer to real life than your standard fictional science geek. She may be socially awkward from time to time, but she's not a total outcast. She has friends and a relatively normal family and a combination of insecurities and strengths that you would expect to find in any normal high school girl. The secondary characters - Kate's friends, her brother, Aaron, the zombies - are also well drawn and even though we don't know their life stories, they're three dimensional individuals.

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