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review 2020-05-11 14:04
Review: Happy Doomsday - DNF
Happy Doomsday - David Sosnowski,Lauren Ezzo

DNF!

 

This was tough to get through from the start. It was a little too heavy and intense, not at all what I was expecting. Then the protagonist locked a seeing eye dog inside a room to die of thirst and starvation alone and that was too much for me. This one is a big nope!<!--/data/user/0/com.samsung.android.app.notes/files/clipdata/clipdata_200511_082455_774.sdoc-->

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text 2020-05-02 13:02
May Reading list...
The End of the Day - Claire North
The Things We Learn When We're Dead - Charlie Laidlaw
Blackout - Connie Willis
Dogs of War - Adrian Tchaikovsky
Speak - Louisa Hall
Robogenesis - Daniel H. Wilson
Shelter - Dave Hutchinson

Hopefully my Mojo is properly back and I can work through my stack of library books that are still here.  Seven books with the first to be started today.  I can't find or seem to add the 7th book which is Shelter by Dave Hutchinson but I'm ot sure it matters as I am the worlds slowest reader and even on a good month I'd struggle with more than 4 or 5 books anyway.  Looking forward to these!

* Edit, thank you BrokenTune for adding Shelter by Dave Hutchinson!*

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review 2020-04-28 02:05
Zombie Attack! Rise of the Horde, Book 1
Zombie Attack: Rise of the Horde (Volume 1) - Devan Sagliani

This was a fun listen during my commute to/from work today and a nice bit of escapism.  The action starts off almost immediately and continues practically non-stop to the finish.

 

The story follows Xander a 16-year-old living at a military instillation at the behest of his older brother, Moto, an enlisted man.  Moto has gone to another base to get things settled and will send for Xander when things are safe.  While waiting for his bother to return for him or send for him, Xander (inadvertently) takes responsibility for 8-year-old Benji who lost his family to a zombie attack.  Xander rescues from bullies and Benji won't leave his side after that.

 

When the base is overwhelmed by a roving horde, Xander, armed only with the katana his brother gifted him, gets himself and Benji safely away from the carnage of the base headed  toward the base where Xander's brother currently stationed.  Along the way the run into rival gangs, religious cult leaders, rock stars, reality TV stars, cannibals, bikers, and so much more.  They lose people along the way and pick up people as well.  The group just keep falling into one mess after another and always manage to escape by the skin of their teeth.  In the end Xander is reunited with his brother, but it's just the beginning of a bigger story.

 

Some of the situations are similar versions of each other and a little convoluted, for example they escape a neo nazi cult leader, and end up running into a religious cult leader.  But it's a book about teenagers in a zombie apocalypse,  and it's practically Mad Max out there, so it's to be expected.  The narrator did an excellent job getting across the various emotions of the characters throughout each situation. I liked the characters, including the "villains" and will definitely check out the next book in the series.

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review 2020-04-26 06:46
Review: World War Moo
World War Moo: An Apocalypse Cow Novel - Michael Logan

This was...wowzers.  It was a very good sequel.  I'm not sure how I feel about that ending, but I also do not think it could have ended any other way.

 

Note To Self: Write a better review after the readathon.

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text 2020-04-26 05:45
Reading progress update: I've read 260 out of 320 pages.
World War Moo: An Apocalypse Cow Novel - Michael Logan

While this has gotten more serious, it still has its funny bits.

 

"...Got a comedian to tell them jokes. He swears the all laughed."

 

"What's a cow laugh sound like, the?" Tom said.

 

"I wasn't there, so I can't rightly say. A but evil, I imagine, like: Moo-ha-ha!"

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