Thursday, June 11, 2009

BOOK REVIEW: Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez

Gil's All Fright Diner is a hilarious romp into the supernatural. Meet Earl the vampire, Duke the 800 pound werewolf, and Cathy the lonely ghost as they fight zombies, an evil teenage witch and Armageddon itself at an all night diner in the middle of the desert.

What makes this book of supernatural terrors so funny? Picture Earl the vampire with his bad comb over and worn out overalls, and 800 pound ex-truck driver Duke with his bushy hair exploding out of his truck driver hat. Now listen in as they squabble like an old married couple about EVERYTHING. Hang out with Loretta, the plus size woman who runs the diner despite nightly visits by ghouls. Go the rounds with the Sheriff, Marshall Kop, as he tries to keep the peace in his small desert town despite the mayhem created by zombie cows run amok.

So, does good triumph over evil and is the world saved from Armageddon? I can't tell you that! It would spoil the fun!

If you like Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, you'll probably have a screamingly good time reading Gil's All Fright Diner.

Rating: 4 out of 5


  1. This does sound delightfully fun, Terri! Thanks for the great review.

  2. I've been meaning to read this since Deslily reviewed it almost two years ago! It sounds great, and plus you said the magic words: Terry Pratchett :D

  3. Zombie cows? Really? That alone puts it on my list. Thanks for a great review.


  4. This looks like a good pick for Autumn (and, hopefully, Carl's RIP IV Challenge!).

  5. Just the description of this one makes me laugh! Sounds like really delightful fun (and I've been loving Pratchett so far).

  6. lol ima try to read dis one