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Wool, by Hugh Howey, or fanning the flames

Recommended for: dystopia fans, revolutionaries, thoughtful fantasists Read March 2013 ★  ★  ★  ★  ★ Forget Wool. This should have been called Forge. Writing that’s a power-punch to the gut. Direct, slow build of heat, singeing as it suddenly roars … Continue reading

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The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey

Read September 2020 Recommended for fans of   ★     ★    ★    I’m a sucker for a post-apocalyptic novel, so when it seemed like some friends wanted to read The Book of Koli, followed by a serendipitous sale, it … Continue reading

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How to Claim an Undead Soul by Haley Edwards

Read April 2020 Recommended for Quarantine Brain™  ★     ★      ★   Book 2 in Quarantine Crack Reads. I don’t even know why I’m reviewing; the biggest events separating this from it’s follower in my memory are the relationship … Continue reading

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How to Live an Undead Lie by Hailey Edwards

Read April 2020 Recommended for fans of Sookie Stackhouse  ★     ★    ★    ★ Another enjoyable entry in the Necromancy series. As an aside, the ‘necromancy’ seems to be similar to ‘magic,’ except the skill can also raise … Continue reading

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How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards

Read April 2020 Recommended for fans of Sookie Stackhouse  ★     ★    ★ Social distancing has turned my brains to mush. I don’t know what other excuse I can find for sucking down this book about a twenty-one year-old … Continue reading

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It’s the End of the World As We Know It

I tend to divide apocalypse (and occasionally dystopia) books into mechanism (how the world ends) or focus  (survival versus ‘something else’). I divide apocalypse into: –Fantastical–end of the tech civilization brings about magical creatures, or a way of life dependent … Continue reading

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Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

Read again March 2019 Recommended for fans of Nick Harkaway  ★     ★     ★    ★     Jasper Fforde is one of those writers that defies genre conventions, and even within his own body of work, he’s written some books that … Continue reading

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Nemesis by Agatha Christie

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Miss Marple First published 1964  ★     ★    1/2    Nemesis. For such an ominous title, Christie presents a rather philosophically reserved and sedentary work. Miss Marple of the pink fluffy wool and … Continue reading

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The End is Nigh, edited by Adams and Howey

Read August 2015 Recommended for fans of the apocalypse, short stories  ★    ★    ★    1/2   Oh apocalypse, how you fascinate us. There’s probably been doomsayers since the beginning of time, but it seems like you’ve really come … Continue reading

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The End Has Come. Or more precisely, A New Beginning.

Read July 2015 Recommended for fans of a new world  ★    ★    ★    ★ Let’s be clear: the title “The End Has Come” implies that the stories center upon the events as the apocalypse is upon us. Little … Continue reading

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