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A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies: A Bedtime Book about the Coming…

by Paul Lewis

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Starting with a father whose son has been asking questions about global dangers, A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombiestakes us inside our worst fears, laughing at some and taking others seriously. With macabre verse and fantastically gory illustrations, it provides gallows humor for our doom-haunted times.… (more)

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  Floratina | Dec 7, 2019 |
A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies: A Bedtime Book about the Coming Apocalypse
Author: Paul Lewis (Author), Kenneth Kit Lamug (Author)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publishing Date: (October 10, 2017)
Pgs: 40
Dewey: 818.602 L675a
Disposition: Irving Public Library - South Campus - Irving, TX
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REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Summary:
A, B, Cs of the Apocalypse from a father to a son. A darkly comedic vision of the end of everything. Global dangers. Fear. Macabre. Gory. Doom. Gallows humor.
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Genre:
Satire
Parody
Comic Strips
ABCs
Apocalypse

Why this book:
Intriguing.
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Realized as I reading this that my usual review format wasn’t where I needed to go. And so…

A is for AAAHHHH.
B is for not bedtime stories.
C is for the civilization that survives.
D is for the dark dreams of a dying Earth.
E is for an Earth wheezing a last breath.
F is for freaky.
G is for gore.
H is for Haunting and so much more.
I is for I can’t believe this could be mistaken for a kid’s book.
J is for jumping out of their little skins.
K is for knowledge that some of these things are possible.
L is for a long life surviving the apocalypse.
M is for the monsters that humans dream up.
N is for no way on reading this to your young ones unless you want them sleeping with you and going to tons of therapy.
O is for OMG.
P is for what the dad in the story is doing on himself by story’s end.
Q is for reading this in a house that’s too quiet.
R is for reading, it’s still fundamental.
S is for the starkness of a world dying.
T is for not believing that Trump got into the text.
U is for the ugliness that sprawls in these pages, the possible apocalypse is the ugliest of all.
W is for weirdness and not what I was expecting.
X is for the extra little tingle when you consider the future.
Y is for youth and their surviving dark tomorrows.
Z is for zombies who when placed in context with everything else trying to kill us aren’t that frightening at all.
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  texascheeseman | Oct 14, 2019 |
Great idea, solid execution.

* Although, if you're going to include ISIS, you could at least dedicate "w" to white supremacists to balance things out. (T for Trump is a swing and a miss, sans any overt mention of domestic terrorism.)

(Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley.) ( )
  smiteme | Sep 15, 2017 |
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