Category Archives: Apocalypse & dystopia

The Seep by Chana Porter

Read February 2021  ★     ★     ★     ★     You probably read my book reviews to figure out whether or not a book should make it to your TBR list, and maybe even how soon you should read … Continue reading

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The Trials of Koli by M.R. Carey

Read November 2020 Recommended for fans of post apocalypse YA  ★     ★     ★    Despite often viewing reading as a solitary experience, sometimes friends are where it’s at. A flash book-group got me through the first Koli book, … Continue reading

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The Living Dead by George A. Romero and Daniel Kraus

Called it November 2020 Recommended for serious fans only  ★     ★     ★     Results of a 51% read: It’s long. Really, really long, which is an interesting genre choice. As much as I go on about the value … Continue reading

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The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey

Read September 2020 Recommended for fans of YA post-apocalypse  ★     ★    ★    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 … Continue reading

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Satan’s Gate by Walt Browning

Read January 2020 Recommended for military dudes  ★     1/2 Well, I was greedy and I have only myself to blame. The first book, Lost Valley, was a rather solid entry in the zombie survival genre, so I immediately went … Continue reading

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Lost Valley by Walt Browning

Read January 2020 Recommended for zombie fans  ★     ★    ★   Every so often–say, after I’ve read about the latest Climate Summit–I get an urge to read about the end of the world. Zombies are a particularly solid way … Continue reading

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Genesis by Bernard Beckett

Read July 2019 ★   ★   ★   1/2     I present for your consideration this 150 page work by Bernard Beckett. While we might expect a story framed as a four-hour thesis presentation would be dry, the use of … Continue reading

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Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn

Read July 2019 Recommended for those who want hope at the end of the world ★   ★   ★   1/2 Vaughn has a easy-to-read style, and it didn’t take me long to finish Bannerless, despite persistent déjà vu.  I read … Continue reading

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Incursion: Vampire Apocalypse, aka ‘Counteraction’ by M.D. Massey

Read May 2019 Recommended for fans of apocalypse camp ★   ★    You know when you are kind of bored and channel-flipping, and you land on SCYFI channel or whatever it is these days, and you are watching people … Continue reading

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Death Doll by Brian P. White

Read March 2019  ★     ★     These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. More specifically, they aren’t the zombies I’m looking for. But they may very well work for you. In the interests of remembering and for other future … Continue reading

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