Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Win a copy of zombie tale Don't Eat Cat

UPDATE: Sean won and should be contacted soon.



New from Byliner: Don't Eat Cat by Jess Walter:

In this brilliantly entertaining send-up of zombie lit, Edgar Award winner and National Book Award finalist Jess Walter offers a twist on America’s favorite monster: You don’t have to be dead to be a zombie. Walter creates a postapocalyptic nightmare that is as sidesplitting as it is moving—and all the more damning because it’s so recognizable.

Set in the year 2040, amid rolling epidemics, economic collapses, ozone tumors, genetic piracy, and an Arizona border war, “Don’t Eat Cat” is the story of Owen, a guy who just wants to forget the results of his recent full-body scan with a grande soy latte before going to work in Seattle’s food/finance district. The world has gone straight to hell, and the most horrifying part of it is that not a damn thing has changed: You still have to go to work, you still don’t have a girlfriend, and, unbelievably, the line at the Starbucks Financial still stretches on forever. Why? Because there’s a zombie working behind the counter, an addict of a club drug that causes its users to become aggressive, milk-pale, dead-eyed dimwits with an appetite for rodents and house pets—cats in particular (and, in very, very rare cases, humans).

When Owen finally makes it to the head of the line, the afflicted barista’s people skills falter under pressure and he mauls the store manager. It’s the first documented zombie attack in months, and it sets the sim-tweets buzzing, ultimately ending in a vigilante killing. As for Owen, he gets more than a free latte out of the incident: He’s forced to confront the brokenness of his present life by venturing into the past. With the help of a private investigator, he heads into Seattle’s Zombie Town to search for the only woman he has ever loved.

In “Don’t Eat Cat,” some highs are better than a lifetime of being human.
You can read the start right here, and it's a $1 download at Amazon. It's a funny, moving, and fresh take on zombies.

I have one digital copy to give away. For a chance to win, simply comment on this post and include your email so I can contact you if you win. One comment per person, and this contest is open worldwide. I'll pick a winner Sunday night.

11 comments:

  1. Just read two very lackluster books involving post apocalyptic monsters and werewolves, would be nice to read a good monster book for once!

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    1. World War Z is one of my top 4 fav. books. I even turned an old piano song into an epic World War Z song, which I can't share with you, because it's not done yet. But to prove that I'm serious, check out the song I wrote that ended up being my wedding song.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm8IpgIUmgo

      If I win, contact me through youtube! }:^)

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  2. Love Jess Walters - particularly Citizen Vince - and love the idea behind this one. Cross my fingers and hope to win this one...(sean.rodman@gmail.com)

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  3. I enjoyed WWZ. I finished watching Fido last week on Netflix streaming and now am in love with the idea of humans and zombies living side-by-side. This book sounds like it will feed my new kick nicely.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fido_(film)

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  4. Sounds like it would be a good read! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. OMG this sounds AMAZING! if I don't win, I might have to get it anyway!

    katherine.jones13 AT gmail.com

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  6. Why not ?
    thieuthefirst[at]gmail.com

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  7. I like it
    tribak.zero@gmail.com

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  8. Cats AND zombies? I'll try it!
    ambushbug1103@yahoo.com

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  9. i'm always interested in how our view on zombies changes over time : D
    annikah25 (at) gmail.com

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