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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

Dreamtime Dragons
Nils Visser
Progress: 36/280pages
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Imogen Hermes Gowar
Progress: 5%
About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution (Penguin Science)
Paul Davies
Progress: 122/285pages
The Grand Phantom
Harold Cloninger
The Toy Makers
Robert Dinsdale
Progress: 19%
Devil's Day
Andrew Michael Hurley
Progress: 57%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 48%

Reading progress update: I've read 70%.

Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London - Frank Tayell

I don't know why this was on my A-list tbr. I generally don't read zombie novels! I think it was the word LONDON across the bookcover that attracted me.


I'm really enjoying it. It's written first person, like a survivor is keeping a journal of his efforts to stay alive.


It's very well done, and the things that happen sound oh so plausible, once you accept the idea of zombies of course.  I'm glad I started reading it. I just hope there's a satisfactory ending, because there's a series. And I don't generally read zombie books, so following a series is unlikely.