Gil's All Fright Diner Book Summary and Study Guide

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Earl and Duke are just passing through. Two creatures of the night not looking to bother anyone or to stick around long. But when Loretta, current owner of Gil's All Night Diner offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem, it looks like they might have found a short-term job and home. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl is a vampire, this line of work is right up their alley.
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But nightly attacks of the roaming dead are just the start. These events are just the tip of the iceberg as they discover that it appears that someone is looking to drive Loretta from the diner in order to bring about the End of the World. And is more than willing to create a lot of chaos in order to do it. As our heroes dig deeper into mystery and the supernatural events surrounding the diner, they discover that the diner's long-dead original owner, Gil Wilson, was trying to bring about the

apocalypse through dark magic when he accidentally killed himself. But that blood sacrifice has awakened the unnatural. And the Elder Gods are hungry, still waiting for their delayed release into our dimension. The Diner itself is the portal and the gate is unlocked. The dead have not been resting quietly either as Gil himself has recruited new living minions and has been manipulating events from the other side to finish the job he started.

As events lead to a final showdown as the doorway, finally opens and our heroes have no choice but to stand and fight. With the help of an amorous ghost from the graveyard next door, nad the local sheriff, both Duke and Earl are able to help Loretta defeat Gil's unnatural plans for a cataclysm and seal the doorway forever.
Best part of story, including ending: The twisted back story of our wayward heroes and how they are nothing like what the legends say they should be.

Best scene in story: The final battle between good and evil as Duke and Earl use their talents to stop the apocalypse

The review of this Book prepared by David Reyne a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires Parody    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes


Terrain    -   Desert Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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