Saturday, February 25, 2017

Weekly Book Wrap Up

After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and DystopiaAfter: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia by Ellen Datlow
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Like with most anthologies you have your hits and misses, I did feel like a few of these short stories would work well as novels, just fill out the backstory more and expand on what is already written. One of the stories about how the Hadron collider caused the end of the world because it pissed off god almost made me stop reading the book, god and science don't go together even in a fictional story, there were enough people thinking the world would end because of the Hadron collider, you don't need to reinforce the idea.

As expected, the stories by authors I've read before I enjoyed, and I think thats mostly because they write the genre well and know what works.

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Jennifer's bookshelf: currently-reading

The Zap Gun
tagged: currently-reading
In Cold Blood
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The Lie Tree
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2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Jennifer has read 8 books toward her goal of 40 books.


Chris Lally said...

You would make a great editor, Jen! I really enjoy reading your critiques.
You're already 8 books towards your goal of 40? Unbelievable!!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Your book reviews are very enjoyable to read!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Chris, I would love to be an editor but would probably have to take an English course at uni to do so :)

thanks Lisa :)

2paw said...

That's the trouble with anthologies, they can be very hit and miss. I like dystopian stories, so I will see if this is at The Library. Good work on your reading progress!!!