Monday, October 17, 2016

Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse by Jack Strange [4.5 stars]

From the Description
Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse is the story of the dead celebrity chef Floyd Rampant, who rises from his grave aiming to create a zombie army of chefs who will rule the world, using the human species as the main ingredient in their cordon bleu meals.

It is dark, original, and so funny it should carry a government health warning.

It is a gourmet feast, an unmissable read, and a black and poignant joke. Part horror story, part political and social satire, it gives the reader a fast-paced entrée of dread, a main course of panic and a dessert of distress.

CCZA, as it's known for short, has a cast of unforgettable characters, most of whom meet with gruesome ends. The action begins in Croydon, moves to London, and reaches its explosive climax in the author’s home town of Huddersfield.

This smart, witty and profound modern day classic works on many levels.
Publication Date: May 4, 2016
Publisher: Kensington Gore Publishing
Publication Length: 268 pages
I received a copy of this book for review purposes. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novel.
Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse is absolutely hilarious! This book is a brilliant mash up of foodie TV, zombie horror, and Monte Python type comedy with a little something thrown in for the car show fans. It had me laughing out loud at the antics of Floyd Rampant, Henderson the Cat, as well as the heroes trying to stop the apocalypse from happening. As a fan of cooking and car shows I thought I recognized the inspiration for some of the characters which made CCZA even better. Jack Strange has breathed new life into a world over-run with zombie horror. I highly recommend this fast paced and gleefully irreverent 4.5 star horror comedy.

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About the Author
The reclusive author Jack Strange is an unusual fellow. His exact age is unknown. Those who've dared to ask him have never survived long enough to divulge the answer.
His writing is dark and comedic. He has a biting wit, an acid tongue, and some say hoofed feet. With his leaning towards the undead, he's a natural for the world of horror and gore. Jack signed for Kensington Gore publishing in early 2016 in blood, no-one is sure whose. His first dark, comedic horror novel, "Celebrity Chef Zombie apocalypse" was published on May 28th 2016. It's a tale of true love, zombies, sex, cooking, cannibalism, depraved sex, and chasseur sauce.
Jack's done too many jobs to mention. He could tell you, but then he'd have to kill you. Not because he worked for the secret services as a hit man or an executioner. It's just that he gets bored very easily.
He has a wife, poor woman, and two lovely daughters who can't be named for legal reasons. Oh, and besides all that, Jack Strange lives in Huddersfield West Yorkshire. Need we say more?
If you want to get in touch with Jack, you can email him at:, visit his WEBSITE or contact him on Facebook, Twitter and GoodReads

"A riotous series of blood-drenched, pan-seared deglazed screwball antics...two thumbs-up" - The Horror Fiction Review

"The creation of Floyd Rampant ... is quite simply a work of genius.
...special mention too should be given to the creation of Henderson, the cat turned into a vicious cat-zombie. I know, I know, the concept sounds ludicrous but believe me it works! The much neglected sub genre of Feline zombies finally gets the poster boy that its been crying out for with the rightfully creative ways in which it dispatches it's human victims. Inspired writing." - 5D Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror blog

"...a pretty brisk read.. helped by what I'd like to call the 'Dan Brown' style of chapters... giving the reader moments to recover from some of the shocking, and at times twistedly hilarious, events of the story..." - Fred Casden's Basement blog

"You quickly empathize with characters that are in my opinion ingeniously named. For example a zombie named Floyd Rampant... Throw in some dubious unsavoury characters, a policewoman who does well not to vomit, a reverend, the P.M. and a plethora of other characters who may or may not survive and you have a book that is easy to fall into and a narrative that will make you hoot." - The Parenting Jungle blog

"Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse has some amazingly strong characters, even if some don't last as long as you'd like!...A Very enjoyable book.... 5 out of 5 gold stars. Thank you for reinvigorating a tired genre and giving me such a good read Jack!" - The Horror Nation Blogspot

awesome of the funniest books I've ever read" - Zombie Art Blogspot

...pacy, stomach-churning ... can be read in one sitting - but others may prefer this nightmarish tale in bite-size chunks." - The Law Society Gazette