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Slimy Underbelly (Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Series)

by Kevin J. Anderson

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I saw this book in the library in the science fiction section, and the cover caught my eye. It's definitely not science fiction. Of the two main, overarching genres of speculative fiction, this definitely falls into fantasy, although it has tentacles in other genres as well. It's and absurd, comedic, supernatural, zombie detective story. The protagonist is dead, to begin with. So is his girlfriend. He's a zombie. She's a ghost. Along with their partner (a lawyer who isn't dead), they investigate problems brought to them by their clients, which in this book include a young mad scientist evicted from his underground lab, an ogre opera singer who lost his voice (it was stolen), a frog demon who is opening a spa, and a weather wizard running for election. That's what it is. There are all sorts of things it's not. It's not terribly original, insightful, or clever. The characters, prose, and setting are not especially well crafted. The cases that form the interweaving story don't close every plot hole. This isn't serious fiction (which is a term I've heard but regard as an oxymoron). It is, however, a lot of fun. Between the derivative characters, puns, absurd situations, and references to elements of contemporary culture, it's an enjoyable light read. ( )
  DLMorrese | Aug 23, 2017 |
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