All-Day Breakfast

All Day Breakfast When widowed father and substitute teacher Peter Giller leads an eleventh grade class on a field trip to a plastics factory he thinks the worst that could happen is that the parent volunteers won t s

  • Title: All-Day Breakfast
  • Author: Adam Lewis Schroeder
  • ISBN: 9781771620642
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • When widowed father and substitute teacher Peter Giller leads an eleventh grade class on a field trip to a plastics factory, he thinks the worst that could happen is that the parent volunteers won t show up they don t , the kids will be rude they are or the free lunch will be terrible it is.Then a leaking pipe sprays Peter and the students with a mysterious pink goo aWhen widowed father and substitute teacher Peter Giller leads an eleventh grade class on a field trip to a plastics factory, he thinks the worst that could happen is that the parent volunteers won t show up they don t , the kids will be rude they are or the free lunch will be terrible it is.Then a leaking pipe sprays Peter and the students with a mysterious pink goo and the worst that could happen spikes from inconvenient to catastrophic At first, the goo s side effects are mild short temperedness, sawdust scented B.O and an unquenchable craving for bacon Then things get spooky Peter s fingers start falling off, his students forget how to read, no one has to pee ever and empathy for human suffering plummets, especially if anyone gets between them and their bacon.Peter can t figure out what s happening surely he s not a zombie At no time in any movie does a zombie drive a car and count on his reattached fingers the ways in which he is not a zombie, and anyway, Peter craves bacon, not brains But normal people don t put their bodies back together with staple guns and thumbtacks, or contemplate biting off ears Peter s definitely not fit to be around his children, and his mother in law temporarily adopts them.Peter s children are all he has left, and he ll do anything to be with them again He races across the country in a stolen ambulance to face down pinstriped bureaucrats, affectionate farm girls and monsters plucked from mythology in his search for the cure if it exists to his horrifying condition All Day Breakfast will satisfy all appetites for the visceral, the violent and the hilarious.

    487 Comment

    • Charles Northey says:

      I’ve changed my rating in this book because it keeps popping up in my mind to make me feel good and not even my sort of negative, cynical way. Hmmm weird or great book? Maybe both.

    • Roderick Mcgillis says:

      Perhaps this book deserves another star for trying. But I feel stingy. This book about zombies tries to be both novel and significant. It does try to say something about the military industrial complex, and corporate greed; it tries to connect this greed with libidinous energy. It also tries to be funny, and manages to be funny at times. It's prose tries to be fanciful in its use of simile. Some similes work, some don't. It even tries to present characters of some substance, but here I think it [...]

    • Jan says:

      A thinking person's zombie novel - read it!

    • Andrea Phillpotts says:

      Horror and Literary in a Full Meal Deal (bacon included)Reading All Day Breakfast was a full meal deal. Reminiscent of Douglas Copeland’s Generation X in intelligence, wit, pop culture references, and social commentary, I was fully satisfied with this epic about modern life, loss, corporate greed, and um… zombies.I tend to do a balance of two types of reading in the summer, one tasty, empty bestseller followed by something substantial and nutritious. Adam Lewis Schroeder’s novel did this i [...]

    • Annak says:

      I really wanted to love this book. On paper it has everything. Bacon, intelligent zombies, local writer, what more could you ask for. Well, it turns out, a writer who can write. There is something hugely missing from the writer's style. The characters other than the protagonist fall so flat I couldn't form a vision of them at all. The story is jagged and the protagonist's intentions are fuzzy, incoherent. I was left wondering who all these kids were, sorely disappointed, but with a pervasive des [...]

    • Andrew says:

      Short and sweet: This did not connect with me on any level. The writing is such that it feels deliberately truncated, with interactions between characters often feeling semi-random and tangential — and to that end, so much of this book could have been left on the cutting room floor, and to its benefit (it's easily 100 pages too long for what it is). I imagine this is done in an attempt to be funny, but there's no inherent rhythm to Schroeder's sarcasm, and the characters and parody fall flat.

    • Adam says:

      It was an interesting take on the zombie concept. Not horror per se, but more of a political thriller. Slow to start but certainly built some momentum as the story went along. Equal parts comedy, action and drama All -Day Breakfast should entice most readers of science fiction and possibly horror genres.

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