Live undead will not be a book mainstream book readers will read, it has far too much death metal, hard rock and gore in it, but there will be a loyal group where it will make its mark.
Akin to the cult following of the band 'Live Undead', the book too will likely find a niche with the horror/gore fans. I must admit, however that while I am no horror/gore enthusiast, I didn't find this book to be overly offensive. Perhaps it is that through the reality of today's society that we are becoming desensitised to this subject, but while definitely in the gore realm, it wasn't truly in your face.
There is a lot of sexual violence, blood, fetishism and murder among other things, so if these areas bother you, don't pick this one up!
I think even more-so others will be put off by the large amount of gay sex in this book. This too could be another area for potential fans, I am sure there is a group of M/M fetish/horror/gore fans out there.
Add to this wicked little tale a dark undercurrent of paranormal themes, including the non-sparkly vampires, a very heavy dose of hardcore music exposure, and you have yourself a tidy read. (Blood and guts aside of course).
The writing is clear, the plot reasonably well developed and a few twists thrown in to keep you guessing, the ending is a bit of a let down, but I feel there will be a continuation down the track that will probably fix that. I personally would have stopped after the mention of Hollywood.
If you want a comparison for this book, think Marilyn Manson meets a twisted Twilight meets an episode of Law and Order. Give it a try!
*NOTE: The author provided me with an electronic copy of the book in return for an honest review*