Dead Drunk II: Dawn of the Deadbeats (Dead Drunk: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse… One Beer at a Time Book 2) by Richard Johnson

Dead Drunk 2


Dead Drunk 2: Dawn of the Deadbeats is the second book in the Dead Drunk: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series by Richard Johnson. The first book was a great read with all the twists and turns in it. I couldn’t wait to get this book.

Charlie, Smokey, Big Rob, Trent, Left-Nut and more return in the second installment. This book not only follows the guys from the first book, but we also get a look at what happened to their counterparts during the bachelorette party and afterwards. New people join up with them.

There are a lot of shenanigans in this book that go beyond the ones in the first book. Trent and Russ end up in a lot of different predicaments that had me laughing through the book. Charlie was caught up in just as many. I did more laughing with this book than I did the first one.  We know that from the first book, the Chinese have invaded America and are systematically killing zombies and living people as well. They aren’t discriminating.

Charlie and company save two of the Chinese soldiers from being murdered by their own captain and they join Charlie. They both prove to be great additions. They don’t speak English just like the others don’t speak Korean. Yes, Korean. It comes out that they are Korean soldiers made to work under the Chinese so it does make sense. 😉 (No, I’m not losing my mind.) They name the soldiers Ping and Pong because it’s easier to remember.

During the course of their journey, a disfigured nun joins them and she proves to be an okay addition to the group. Also, the man who took out Big Rob in a rigged match joins the group against Rob’s judgement. But, he proves himself in a big way. We lost several of the members of the group along the way and there were some other sad points, especially for Charlie and Big Rob.


This is a good book. I especially liked reading about the girls and their misgivings and their journey and how they eventually connect up with part of the group. This book has more characters to follow but it flows nicely from one group to another. The girls are pretty badass and I really wasn’t expecting that. I thought the author was going to make them “soft” and they would die quickly but they didn’t, which I enjoyed. A great book if you want a zombie story.


222 pages

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Dead Drunk: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse… One Beer at a Time by Richard Johnson


Things start out normal. Charlie Campbell is a substitute teacher at a local school. It’s summer time and he is one of the summer school teachers. NONE of the kids listen to him and one is always causing him problems. So what does Charlie do to get even? He changes his grades in the computer. Simple enough. The school day ends and Charlie goes home. Tonight is his friend Blake’s bachelor party.

All of Blake’s friends, college and work, are going out to where Blake has planned a full night out. Charlie ends up going home with a hooker even though he doesn’t know that she is a hooker. The next morning, he starts realizing things aren’t quite right. A man in a business suit attacks others while on the Subway. He makes it home and they later realize what is going on.

Blake, Charlie, Trent, Smokey, Russ, Bruce, Mike, Left Nut and others are trapped in Smokey’s building. But it’s a good thing as the building had been retrofitted for this kind of thing. They are surviving mainly on alcohol, caught rain water and cat food from the downstairs neighbor. Realizing they were in dire straights and that Blake needed insulin, they go on a mission for food, clothes and medicine.

Things go from bad to worse. Several of them end up dead and zombified. They end up being seen by a helicopter and are given a message.


There is so much that goes on in this book that it’s not possible to even write about HALF of what goes on. Fans of zombies will like this book as it is not lacking at all. The only thing I wish, was that some of the characters who died had actually lived and some of them who lived had died. But that happens with all books and shows of this nature. So really, no complaints from this book at all.


$2.99 on Kindle

256 pages