Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bizarro Fiction Month Day 12: Night of the Assholes

The original Night of the Living Dead is one of my favorite horror movies, so when I heard of Kevin L. Donihe's bizarro parody,  Night of the Assholes, I knew I'd have to read it, so it is going to be my review for day 12 of Bizarro Fiction Month.

Basically this book is a zombie novel. Only instead of people who are bitten by zombies and turning into zombies, people who are assholes to assholes turn into assholes.  All of this is done while more or less following the plot of Night of the Living Dead.

It all starts of with Barbara and her brother taking a trip. In this version, Barbara's brother is a Hare Krishna, and they're going to the mall instead of the cemetery.  AS you would expect, the brother is soon turned into an asshole, and Barbara runs. She ends up in the old farmhouse and soon meets Todd, the black guy who begins to board up every door and window in the place. They soon meet the various other characters from the movie: the young couple and the  (non-supernatural) asshole couple whose daughter has been turned. If you've seen the movie, you more or less know much of what is going to happen.

The book has a lot of funny moments. My favorite has to be when Barbara fist goes upstairs in the farmhouse and finds a note that reads, "THERE SHOULD BE A BLOODY SKELETON HERE. SORRY." I really loved the heck out of this book.

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