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Deadline

Deadline - Mira Grant I felt like this sequel rattled on until the last 200 pages. Interesting plot, flat secondary characters, good descriptions of post-rising living conditions, but the execution is lackluster for me.

I enjoyed Feed and I liked the Shaun who would say "Let's blow some sh*t up!" I don't like the Shaun from Deadline who is essentially a dead man walking, whining and pining for his dead sister Georgia the entire book (over and over again...I get it, he misses and loved her A LOT). I had no idea in Feed their relationship was so intimate that Shaun now hears her voice in his head. Grant should have just not killed off Georgia if she was going to still be a character through her brother's schizophrenic episodes...guess we'll see what she's decided in Blackout.

I also think there is too much back-story and reminders throughout the entire book. I get there has to be some back-story, but it should be limited to the first 50-100 pages. I don't need to be reminded for the 3rd time around page 400 that Buffy was killed in the last book and she was traitor.

The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse

The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse - Steven Schlozman, Andrea Sparacio A quick read, but also a boring read. Since the story is mostly a doctor's journal entries, you don't get to know any characters. Most of the writing is medical in nature and there is very little action. It is mostly just description of medical autopsies. Even the pencil illustrations of the zombies were not enough to interest me. Pass this book up and pick almost any other zombie book that has come out in the last couple years and it will be a billion times more interesting.

I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas

I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas - Lewis Black I just thought this would be funnier. I think the Appendix about his USO tour was the best part, the rest was just ok. It was a book about what Lewis does on one givne Christmas, and I was thinking it would be short stories that happened to him at Christmas.

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