Title: How A Loser Like Me Survived A Zombie Apocalypse
Author: Steven Bereznia
Release Date: October 1, 2017
Genre(s): Gay science fiction
Page Count: 408 pages
Reviewed by: Tosh
Heat Level: 1.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
“Fatal Attraction” meets “The Walking Dead”
Amazon best-selling, post-apocalyptic master Steven Bereznai ruthlessly pits a below-average Joe against a zombie horde…and his ex-girlfriend from hell.
After a devastating breakup, loser Marty Melon doggedly reassembles his shattered self. Self-esteem boosting Ted Talks, muscle-crushing kettlebell swings, and key episodes of “The Golden Girls” transform him from zero to b-list hero. This suicidal reject, turned pick-up artist, turned sensitive new age guy, finally has it all: a house, the quirky woman of his dreams, and abs.
F#%k you, world, he thinks with alpha confidence.
“Challenge accepted,” the world replies, and everything goes to zombie crap.
Will Marty make it? He’s no longer an average frustrated chump. He’s in the best mental and physical shape of his life. “Ninja” bro-crush and gay-best-friend Gary is at his side. But to triumph in the end-of-days, Marty must defeat his most dangerous foe of all—the woman who broke him in the first place.
“Veering from humor to horror, the tender to the terrifying and the sweet to the savage, “How a loser…” is another brilliant, gripping, and witty read from an author who has firmly established himself as a definite one to watch.”
This was a decent read. It was a little on the strange side but also it was entertaining.
How would you feel if you woke up one day and the person you thought you were going to spend your life is a zombie along with many others? Would you fight or would you give up?
That is the question that Marty keeps asking himself. Once he decides to try and survive he heads out with a broken heart in hopes to find his best friend Gary.
Once Marty reaches Gary and The Box, the gym they co-own, Marty’s spirits start to rise some. But things are so confusing because his ex is also there and he knows she cannot be trusted. The problem is most everyone that is there does trust her.
Marty tries, he really tries to like her but he cannot get over the fact that he feels like something is just not right with her. But the thing is he cannot figure out what it is. When he does though, boy is it a doozy.
Can Marty figure out a way to save not only himself but also Gary and Gary’s son Buddy?
This was an extremely entertaining read but I would have liked for Steven to have made it clear what exactly was to become of Marty, Gary, and Buddy in the end because it was left pretty open-ended.