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BLOG TOUR: Paul is Undead by Alan Goldsher (Book Review 2010-105)

Product Description

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT'S TIME TO REALLY MEET THE BEATLES.For John Lennon, a young, idealistic zombie guitarist with dreams of global domination, Liverpool seems the ideal place to form a band that could take over the world. In an inspired act, Lennon kills and reanimates local rocker Paul McCartney, kicking off an unstoppable partnership. With the addition of newly zombified guitarist George Harrison and drummer/Seventh Level Ninja Lord Ringo Starr, the Beatles soon cut a swath of bloody good music and bloody violent mayhem across Europe, America, and the entire planet.
In this searing oral history, discover how the Fab Four climbed to the Toppermost of the Poppermost while stealing the hearts, ears, and brains of smitten teenage girls. Learn the tale behind a spiritual journey that resulted in the dismemberment of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Marvel at the seemingly indestructible quartet’s survival of a fierce attack by Eighth Level Ninja Lord Yoko Ono. And find out how the boys escaped eternal death at the hands of England’s greatest zombie hunter, Mick Jagger.
Through all this, one mystery remains: Can the Beatles sublimate their hunger for gray matter, remain on top of the charts, and stay together for all eternity? After all, three of the Fab Four are zombies, and zombies live forever. . . .

About the Author

Novelist/ghostwriter/journalist Alan Goldsher is the author of the forthcoming Beatles/horror/humor mash-up Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion (Gallery Books, June 22, 2010), as well as Hard Bop Academy: The Sidemen of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read, and the novel Jam. Midnight Movie, the novel he co-wrote with director Tobe Hooper ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre") will be published in 2011. Written as A.M. Goldsher, his chicklit novels The True Naomi Story, Reality Check, and Today's Special were released in the U.K. and Marabout in France in 2008, with No Ordinary Girl to come in 2011.As a ghostwriter, Alan has collaborated on projects with comedians Bernie Mac and Fred Willard; actor Robert Englund, Ironman triathlete Sarah Reinertsen, and "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar, among other notable celebrities and public figures.
Alan's sportswriting has been seen in ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, NBA.com, and ChicagoBulls.com, and he reviews books for Kirkus.
During his 10-plus years as a professional bassist, Goldsher recorded with Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and Naughty by Nature; toured the world with Digable Planets; and performed at the 1994 Grammy Awards.
Alan lives and writes in Chicago.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery; Original edition (June 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439177929
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439177921
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

Paul is Undead is a stroke of brilliance!  This is such a clever take on the typical, bland rock biography that satires the linear style of those familiar magazine interviews of all parties involved.  You truly believe that the Beatles could have been zombies but only needed small portions of brains to continue to exist.  It also answers the question of: what if the Beatles had continued on.  Yeah, sure John could have still been shot but would have survived.  Well, unless they really do break apart--literally.  


I also can't wait for the movie version of this book.  It looks to be very promising since it is the same company that produced Pulp Fiction.  Alan Goldsher also has another music-monster mash up in the works as well.  This next one is about Elvis as Frankenstein.  That sounds amazing as well.





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  2. Glad to hear it's good, there's a lot of fans who wished they could have lived forever. Guess nothing is safe from being zombified!

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  3. Sounds funny/ awesome. I'll have to check it out before the movie version. Talk about Thriller!!

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