Friday, 23 May 2014

Cover Reveal: Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie by Jeff Norton

I am super excited to reveal the cover of a book I have been eagerly awaiting since the beginning of the year. I first heard about Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie during a blogger event at Faber & Faber, and myself along with a few other bloggers are not only sharing the cover with you, but some exclusive excerpts too.

So without further ado, here is the cover

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Synopsis
'My name is Adam Meltzer and the last thing I remember was being stung by a bee while swinging at a robot-shaped piƱata on my twelfth birthday. I was dead before the candy hit the ground.'

Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie is narrated by the hilarious Adam Meltzer - pre-teen, worrywart, and now zombie. Adam's family gets the fright of their lives when he turns up at their door desperate for a shower . . . three months after his funeral.

When most people think zombies, they think of eating people, and unintelligent monsters.
But Adam doesn’t like germs. Or dirt. Or things being disorganised. So waking up as a zombie was definitely not in his plans, and the idea of eating people is disgusting. Getting stung by a bee doesn’t normally lead to becoming a zombie, and it seems incredibly unfair that it’s happened to Adam.

Soon Adam's back at school trying to fit in and not draw extra attention to himself, but when he sees his neighbour Ernesto transform into a chupacubra, and the beautiful Corina (Adam's number one mega-crush) turns out to be a (vegan) vampire, undead life is never going to be the same again.

A hilarious adventure caper - if Ferris Bueller met Shaun of the Dead - all about friendship and being yourself . . . even if you're undead.

I also get to show you the complete jacket cover......

and now I get to share the excerpt with you
Adam has an uncomfortable discussion about his new zombie digestive system with his mother.

That night at the dinner table, it didn’t take long for the conversation to move from what we learned at school to poo.
‘Have you had a bowel movement yet, Adam?’ asked Mom as she passed the potatoes.
‘Grossmeout!’ gagged Amanda.
Dad tapped Mom’s knee. ‘Darling, maybe we should keep the doctor talk to the clinic?’
You think?
‘I just want to get to the bottom of Adam’s digestive tract,’ explained Dr Mom.
‘MOM!’ shouted Amanda, covering her ears. ‘I can’t listen to this!’
Mom ignored my sister and turned to me. ‘Well, have you?’
‘No,’ I admitted. ‘But I haven’t really had a moment’s peace, have I? And the IKEA catalogue’s missing from under the sink and you know how – ‘
‘We’re EATING!’ gagged Amanda. ‘It’s bad enough that I have to look at you!’
‘I thought you weren’t listening,’ I said.
‘Well, you just keep me in the loop,’ Mom said, giving me a wink like we were in a secret poo pact.

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