Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Triple Shot of Zombies by Tonia Brown #review
Title: Triple Shot of Zombies
Author: Tonia Brown
With “shot” being the operative word, this is exactly what you get with three short stories by Tonia Brown which feature the shuffling undead.
Naked Fear introduces us to Howard, who has serious body image issues, to the point where his therapist insists that he spends time at a nudist resort. The only problem is that he’s in the right place at the wrong time, and he’s suddenly faced with the fact that being naked is the least of his worries.
The Very Best shows how a Southern woman employs a flash of genius when it comes to dealing with a pack of soldiers. They’re not going to get that second chance to despoil all that she holds dear; it’s one of those stories you know from the outset is going to end badly for the bad guy.
The parting shot is The Worms Crawl In and our transgressor is Brandon, who pays a high price for ignoring his mother’s last wishes. Then again, the poor dear was getting a bit tired of being tied to Mom’s apron strings all the time, only he wasn’t quite expecting things to become so creepy and grisly.
Overall, Tonia Brown offers us three highly entertaining and darkly funny tales. Her style is fast-paced and it’s clear she knows the genre well. If you’re looking for a quick read that’s going to make you laugh out loud, then this is well worth it if you’re looking for a zombie fix. My only feeling is lady, you could have beefed this offering up with at least a half dozen more stories to pack more punch. I only just got started and it was over already.