Saturday, June 26, 2010

Paul Is Undead by Alan Goldsher - A Review

In PAUL IS UNDEAD, music journalist Alan Goldsher reimagines the Beatles’ U.S. “invasion” in this hilarious and blood-drenched gore-fest featuring Paul, Ringo, George, and John—zombified! Blending historical accuracy with tongue-in-cheek details (including Yoko Ono appearing as an eighth-level Ninja Lord), Alan Goldsher has created a treat for both music lovers and zombie fans alike. Guard your gray matter, ladies and blokes, PAUL IS UNDEAD is a rollicking, bone-crunching feast of the mind.

For John Lennon, a young, idealistic zombie guitarist with dreams of global domination, Liverpool seems the ideal place to form a band that could take over the world. In an inspired act, Lennon kills and reanimates local rocker Paul McCartney, kicking off an unstoppable partnership. With the addition of newly zombified guitarist George Harrison and drummer/Seventh Level Ninja Lord Ringo Starr, the Beatles soon cut a swath of bloody good music and bloody violent mayhem across Europe, America, and the entire planet.

In this searing oral history, discover how the Fab Four climbed to the Toppermost of the Poppermost while stealing the hearts, ears, and brains of smitten teenage girls. Learn the tale behind a spiritual journey that resulted in the dismemberment of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Marvel at the seemingly indestructible quartet’s survival of a fierce attack by Eighth Level Ninja Lord Yoko Ono. And find out how the boys escaped eternal death at the hands of England’s greatest zombie hunter, Mick Jagger.

Through all this, one mystery remains: Can the Beatles sublimate their hunger for gray matter, remain on top of the charts, and stay together for all eternity? After all, three of the Fab Four are zombies, and zombies live forever.
What I Can Tell You: Come on, these zombie, vampire books are the best. I love them! This book is about what would have happened to the iconic Beatles if they were zombies. Could it happen? Ahhhhh it is very tongue in cheek.  Seriously! Ringo Starr a Ninja Lord? Mick Jagger a Zombie Hunter? Hahhaa....even Yoko is a Ninja. I love that it is written like an interview. I wasn't much of a Beatle fan growing up until I saw Beatlemania on stage. It was awesome.

If you like these reworked Zombie type books, you will love this one.

1 comment:

  1. I know I have to go and buy this one... it is one of those books I have to read, and then the hubby will scoop it on me. He LOVES The Beatles, enough that John and George are tattoos on him. (Yes when the other 2 die, they join them in tattoo)

    Great review!


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