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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; New edition edition (June 27 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765350017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765350015
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.9 x 17.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 141 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #335,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Something Evil (that's with a capital E) is stalking Gil's All Night Diner in Martinez's terrific debut, a comic horror-fantasy novel. Heading the delightfully eccentric cast are buddies Earl (aka the Earl of Vampires) and Duke (aka the Duke of Werewolves), who are looking for a place to eat as they drive through Rockwood, a small desert community besieged by cosmically weird stuff. Soon after stopping at Gil's Diner, the pair help Loretta, the formidable owner-operator, fend off a zombie attack. Determined to do the right thing, the two supernatural misfits take on further challenges, such as trying to prevent Tammy (aka Mistress Lilith, Queen of the Night) and her loyal but dumb boyfriend, Chad, from ending the world. The fast-paced plot is full of memorable incidents (e.g., a ghost and a vampire fall in love; a Magic 8-Ball becomes a message vehicle for trapped spirits) and such wonderful observations as "this whole undead stuff sounds good on paper, but it ain't all it's cracked up to be." Fans of Douglas Adams and Joe R. Lansdale, who supplies a blurb, will happily sink their teeth into this combo platter of raunchy laughs and ectoplasmic ecstasy. (May 11)
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Adult/High School–Two friends–Earl (as in the Earl of Vampires) and Duke (as in the Duke of Werewolves)–are driving along one evening when their truck runs out of gas. They wind up at an all-night diner in Rockwood, a small desert town that has a bit of a zombie problem. They help Loretta, the diner's owner/cook, fend off the zombies that are drawn to her eatery. Impressed, she asks the two to stay on and help her take care of some other supernatural problems in the town and to learn who is raising the ghouls. Duke and Earl discover that Tammy (also known as Mistress Lilith, Queen of the Night) and her loyal but dumb boyfriend are plotting to end the world in order to resurrect the old gods. Similar in style and humor to the work of Douglas Adams and Joe R. Lansdale, and Shaun of the Dead, this comic horror-fantasy is packed with warped humor and action. The characters are likable, three-dimensional, and quirky. The story is fast paced, interesting, and unpredictable. Martinez carves out a nice little bit of entertainment with surprising depth.–Erin Dennington, Fairfax County Public Library, Chantilly, VA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This is one of the most hilarious scifi/fantasy/horror books I have ever read. I would recommend this book to anyone (and have in fact already forced some of my friends to read it!)

You've got a vampire and a werewolf (both of them rednecks no less) going up against a slutty teenaged sorceress out to bring about armaggeddon.

Throw in a ghost, zombie cows, theatrically inclined ghouls, and a Magic 8-ball that swears... not to mention an ectoplasmic dog... I mean, what more could you ask for.

I know, I'm gushing... but this is the most exciting new author I've found in years, and I'm really looking forward to whatever A. Lee Martinez comes up with next.

Go. Uy-bey is-they ook-bey.
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I enjoyed every sentences of that book. I really liked the storyline and the characters. Since I am a B-movies and others horror movies lover, this book was quite fine for me. When I've seen the cover at a book shop and read the summary, I know that I would love that book. English isn't my native language (I am French) but, I must say that the book is very easy to read for someone who have average English. I highly recommend this book for the lover of comedic zombies and monsters stories.
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I can't remember where I first heard of this book but I do remember being so intrigued by the blurb that I just had to read it. Fortunatly it was coming to paperback and I was able to get a copy. The book is about Duke (a werewolf) and Earl (a vampire) who are driving in the south when they come upon a small town diner Gil's. I'm not going to give the plot away but there are zombies, ghosts, and an teenage sorceress. Basically the town Gil's is located in is a magnet for the macabre. The writing is easy to follow and quite enjoyable. The story at times is funny and at others creepy and the book is so fast paced anyone could read it in a couple sittings. Martinez has an interesting way of writing and I am eager to find out what he'll do next.
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I have a hard time trying to find easy reads that interest me. This book is a lot of fun and I really couldn't stop reading it (it was almost a shame to finish it). If you are looking for a fun and light read, this is good book. I ripped through this book pretty quick and am waiting for 3 more of his books I just ordered because of how much I enjoyed "Gil's All Fright Diner". Good times!
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It's a rather basic plot, but a lot of fun! And that's why I bought it, so, completely happy with it
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