Wednesday, November 13, 2013

BOOK REVIEW FOR - 3-Z - BY LORI. R. LOPEZ!



My book review for Lori R. Lopez's great collection of Zombie shorts is at the bottom of this post. All three stories are diverse and superb, but Pound Of Flesh is my favorite. If you want to read three super short stories of the Undead, 3-Z is your cup of tea. Make certain you keep a watchful eye about you, though.


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Book Description

October 31, 2013
A trio of short but sweet zombie tales ranging from suspenseful to quirky and weird, and finally a deft blend of humor-laced horror . . . With “3-Z”, author Lori R. Lopez presents a brief set of zombie shorts to satisfy your cravings. In “Pound Of Flesh” a woman is trapped next to a hungry moldering maniac when a Halloween Zombie Walk turns real. “A Big Problem” is a darkly humorous bizarro piece that presents a cross-eyed view of The Undead. “Knock Knock” describes what can happen when a Trick-Or-Treater isn’t actually wearing a costume.
 
 
 
 
 
Lori R. Lopez wears many hats, literally and otherwise. She is an artist who designs her book covers and illustrates some of her tomes. As an author she writes poems, short stories, novels, songs, children's books and nonfiction as well as a quirky humorous-slash-serious column called "Poetic Reflections" at http://fairyflyentertainment.com/category/category/poetic-reflections. She is a musician, actress and filmmaker.
She has been an animal-lover since small. A vegetarian, her work often contains themes of conservation and animal rights. Also, messages regarding the rights of children.
Her books include CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES, AN ILL WIND BLOWS, THE FAIRY FLY for ages twelve through adult; THE MUDPUPPY and THE FOX TROT for children (and all ages); DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS, THE MACABRE MIND OF LORI R. LOPEZ, OUT-OF-MIND EXPERIENCES, and POETIC REFLECTIONS: KEEP THE HEART OF A CHILD. Her stories and verse appear in anthologies such as MIRAGES: TALES FROM AUTHORS OF THE MACABRE, MASTERS OF HORROR: DAMNED IF YOU DON'T, SPLATTERPUNK SAINTS, DARLINGS OF DECAY, I BELIEVE IN WEREWOLVES, SOUP OF SOULS, THIRSTY ARE THE DAMNED, and SCARE PACKAGE: 14 TALES OF TERROR. Fifteen of Lori's poems were published for an anthology titled IN DARKNESS WE PLAY (Triskaideka Books).


5.0 out of 5 stars Humour & Zombies! November 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
As always with LRL the wording is lilting but has such a wonderful depth. I love that she makes me look up words!

This is 3 amazing zombie based stories all wrapped up in one snuggle fest.

Pounds of Flesh: As you read the full extent of the horrible situation it dawns on you how brilliant LRL writing is, as she slowly leaks little pieces of information to you, like panning back/outward when watching a film. As the emotion is ratchet up with a phone call LRL manages to slip in all sorts of horrifying descriptions in that lovely lyrical "did she actually say that" style.
The ending was not what I expected but welcome nonetheless.

A Big Problem: oh my goodness, should you really be giggling they whole way through a horror story? Just who do you call when your ear falls off from the zombie virus? Dagdon of course! He has the solution to all the issues....

Knock, Knock: another one to make your heart bleed. A real case of mistaken identity, I cant say too much without giving what happens away but this was by far the best ending I have ever read! it is so cleverly written you begin to doubt who the trick or treater is too. 
 
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars 3-Z, BY LORI R. LOPEZ, IS FIVE STAR A+, November 13, 2013
By 
Robert C. Nelson (CHEYENNE, WY, US) - See all my reviews
This review is from: 3-Z (Kindle Edition)
3-Z, by Lori R. Lopez is vintage Lori. A Pound Of Flesh is beyond explaining. I have never read a Zombie tale which captured the human side of what might happen if the Zombie Apocalypse were to come any better than Lori has here. A Big Problem and Knock Knock are pure delight with what I must describe as a wonderful blend of bizarro and cognitive thought. The ending of Knock Knock was superb. A Big Problem was a gem of a read with many plots and subplots that had me hanging on for more. Read these gems. You will be delighted!

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