About Dead Man’s Drive
La Cruz looks like an average Southern California small town circa 1950’s Post-War Boom, but it has some dark secrets - and its guardians.
They are the supernaturally adept drivers of Donovan Motors, including former Okie bank robber Wooster Stokes, Zoot Suiter and part time shaman Angel Rey, college girl and burgeoning sorceress Betty Bright and - their latest member - an amnesiac zombie known only as Roscoe.
And so things roll comfortably along - until an onslaught of demonic attacks heralds a new danger. Reed Strickland, a ruthless tycoon with unholy assistance, seems intent on making La Cruz his and if he stirs up a host of painful realization in Roscoe? Even better. One less undead gearhead standing in his way is just the way Strickland likes his opponents.
Reviews for Dead Man’s Drive
Dead Man's Drive follows the main character, Roscoe, a zombie, who works with Donovan's Motors, a group of paranormal hunting mechanics. It's a group made up of outcasts who have become family. They're well-known in their town as protectors, but when a new businessman comes to town with plans of his own- plans that involve raising dead crusaders- everything Roscoe has ever cared about is threatened.
I liked this book a lot more than I thought I would. I mean, I thought I would like it when I requested it (or I wouldn't have requested it), but it [...]
Dead Man's Drive by Michael Panush is perhaps one of the most originally entertaining novels I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Set in La Cruz, California in the 1950's, it was a time of hot rods, zoot suits, cool music, zombies, demons, werewolves, yetis---yes, you read that right! The book definitely has a magical realism feel-- the author pays such close attention to details-- the clothing, cars, even the language of the characters read authentic. And at the heart of the story is Roscoe, a zombie driver and mechanic at Donovan Motors.
The general crux of the book centers around a wealthy businessman named Reed Strictland who, for whatever twisted purposes, has suddenly appeared with an army of zombies and L.A. Mafia hoods to take over La Cruz. In battling to stave off Strictland, Roscoe and his friends put everything they hold dear at risk to save the people of La Cruz.Along the way, pieces of Roscoe’s lost past begin to surface and they paint an ugly portrait of his true identity. Even if he and his fellow drivers can defeat the horror falling upon La Cruz, will Roscoe uncovering the truth [...]
Today's review is a wildly entertaining and humorous zombie story. I don't know about you but I love zombies, and most supernatural phenomena so this book was right up my alley.I highly recommend Dead Man's Drive by Michael Panush to all zombie lovers everywhere. One of the most humorous, entertaining zombie books I have ever read. Roscoe, the zombie, is something of a hero as he along with the Captain and the rest of the Donovan Motors crew attempt to save La Cruz from the evil villain Strickland, and his vile gang of thugs.