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Just One Damned Thing After Another - Community Reviews back

by Jodi Taylor
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 3 months ago
by Jodi Taylor I thought I was really going to like this one, as some of my friends were really enthusiastic about it. Just shows that people like different things. I did like it at first, but by the time I got to the last 10% I was struggling to push myself to finish it. This book starts out with...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 2 years ago
Thinking carefully is something that happens to other people. I lost my notes to this book, which is annoying me greatly. So I'm going to be a bit more vague than I want to be. I could tell from the first couple of pages that I was going to have a great time with this book -- our narrator is Dr. M...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 2 years ago
Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
The tl;dr version: This book was a lot of fun; almost nothing was taken seriously, even during the serious parts. Not in a disrespectful way, mind you, but not a word was spared for angst or melodrama. BrokenTune called it a romp, and a romp is exactly what it is. Given my outspoken dislike of s...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 3 years ago
He was calm and soothing and had a reasonable explanation for everything. No woman should have to put up with that. ‘Well, answer me this. How did she get free in the first place?’ ‘I let her go.’ I took a deep breath. He took a step backwards. People were edging out of the pod. ‘Hold on. Before...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 3 years ago
Epic title. The premise of this is quite similar to Connie Willis' Oxford Time Travel books, but the plot, characters, tone, basically everything else, is completely different. So rather than make direct comparisons, let's just consider both to be part of the same sub genre of Time Travelling Acad...
Sci-Fi & Scary
Sci-Fi & Scary rated it 4 years ago
Just One Damned Thing After Another is the first book in The Chronicles of St. Mary’s by Jodi Taylor. It is AWESOME. There’s no other word I can think of to describe it. This book had me laughing so hard at various points that my sides hurt. Of course, laughter wasn’t the only strong emotion it evo...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 4 years ago
I've been thinking about how to best convey the fun I had when reading Just One Damned Thing After Another. I'd heard so many good things beforehand that I wasn't sure it would live up to my expectations. But luckily for me, it did. (And there are seven of them!)The book does not waste time explaini...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 4 years ago
It's always interesting to see what a different author does with a familiar concept. I quite enjoyed Taylor's take on time travel, and if I'd had all the stories on hand, no doubt I'd have read them all right then. But I'm under a temporary moratorium on book buying, so the rest will have to wait. T...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it 4 years ago
Two or so years ago, I read The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, and absolutely loved it. I've never picked up the sequel, though, even though I think I would like it, because as long as it is out there unread, I know that someday I'll be able to read it, but if I read it then it's done and gone. Am ...
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