15 March 2011

Book Review: Dead(ish)

Title: Dead(ish)
Author: Naomi Kramer
Publisher/Year: 2009
Date Finished: 15 February 2011
Source/Format: Free eBook

Buy | Borrow | Accept | Avoid

The Professional Description
Linda’s had a bad day. First her boyfriend killed her. Then she woke up, still on this boring plane of existence, and with an odd obsession about her missing body. Mike won’t tell her what he did with her body and she can’t find the stupid thing herself. There’s only one thing she can do - torment the bastard until he coughs up the information.

A Bit of a Ramble
I read this quickly and probably a bit hazily on the plane ride back from Vegas. Five days of partying with minimal sleeping is probably not conducive to productive reading, but there you have it.  As such, this is going to be a rather short review.

The story is short (a novella), has quirky characters, and contains more than a smattering of ADULT LANGUAGE. That's right; I'm busting out the all caps. They cuss like sailors in this one. The story flips back and forth between a few characters, and while this means minimal character depth, each character is unique enough to garner some interest and the switching pov isn't confusing. While I wouldn't lay down a lot of cash for it, if you are looking for a fast, irreverent read, you could definitely do worse than Dead(ish).

Question: Has anyone read this or the sequels?


  1. Never read them and never even heard of them! Sounds like the perfect post-Vegas read...

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  3. I'm like Sandy and haven't read or heard of this series, but it sounds kind of like something Christopher Moore would write--have you read anything of his?

    Sending you Zen vibes so Anonymous won't get you worked up. :)

  4. Oh boy! I see the weird stalker guy is back. Go away you nasty troll!

    On the way home from Vegas seems like the perfect time for you to have read this, as it seems like it would be light and rather entertaining. I had been thinking about giving this to my kids, but the abundant bad language prevents that, I think. Awesome short review!

  5. I'm impressed that you were able to read and comprehend anything after 5 days in Vegas ;)

    Obviously weird stalker troll dude has nothing better to do with his time.

  6. Sounds a little like Christopher Moore to me...including the style of the artwork on the cover. And Mr Jenners was just in Vegas too...maybe you passed each other. (though it is my impression that he barely left the poker room)

  7. I haven't read this but the cover reminds me of Christopher Moore!

  8. I have this one downloaded. Glad it was good enough!!! I'll be reading it sometime, when I need a brain break. I loooove irreverent. :)


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