Alright, alright adults. This one is for you. A Is For Asteroids, Z Is For Zombies: A Bedtime Book about the Coming Apocalypse isn’t your typical bedtime story, and it isn’t for kids! You will not be putting your little ones to bed while reading this story. This isn’t a typical book I’d review, however, with the holiday season right around the corner; I thought this book would be a great addition to our Holiday Gift Guide.
A Is For Asteroids, Z Is For Zombies
Starting with a father whose son has been asking questions about global dangers, A Is For Asteroids, Z Is For Zombies: A Bedtime Book About the Coming Apocalypse provides an entire alphabet’s worth of apocalyptic alternatives, catastrophic calamities, and doomsday disasters. With macabre verse and fantastically gory illustrations, this would-be children’s book provides gallows humor for our doom-haunted times.
A Is For Asteroids, Z Is For Zombies is easy to read and it only takes a few minutes to make it through the book. That is unless you’re looking at the illustrations. The illustrations in the book are awesomely great!
Thoughts from Thaddeus (12-year-old):
It was a good book. There were several spots that were really funny.
I allowed Thaddeus to read the book because it is right up his alley. Yes, he is only twelve. However, we’ve never really hidden any blood and gore from him, so he’s never had problems with the types of illustrations in the book. Granted, he probably didn’t get some of the references within the book. However, there is still time for him to learn about some subjects.
A Is For Asteroids, Z Is For Zombies: A Bedtime Book About the Coming Apocalypse is available at Amazon, Barns & Noble, IndieBound, and other bookstores for $14.99. It is a 40 page, hardback book that is the perfect gift for fans of children’s book paradise such as Go the F**k to Sleep.
About Paul Lewis & Ken Lamug
Paul Lewis is an English professor at Boston College, the president of the Poe Studies Association, and the author of Cracking Up: American Humor in a Time of Conflict (U Chicago Press). A fascination with gothic fiction and horror films prepared him to publish “The Funeral Game” in Crazy Magazine while he was in graduate school, coin the word “Frankenfood” at the dawn of the GMO era, and write A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies. As a freelance writer, Lewis has published op-ed and humor pieces in leading newspapers.
Ken Lamug is a filmmaker, photographer, author, and illustrator best known for his children’s book, A Box Story, adult humor book, Hurts Like a Mother: A Cautionary Alphabet, and as co-creator of the independent film, Vegasland.
If you are looking to read another funny adult book, I’ll have another one to post about here real soon, and this one is a parody that’ll probably hit home for many of you ladies!