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GoodReads Monday – 24th August 2020

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back to the creator of the meme, Lauren.

Happy Monday everyone! I though I’d start the week off by highlighting a book on my GoodReads TBR. I currently have 839 book on my Want-To-Read list which I know is endless. However, I feel if I start looking at it regularly I might end up cleaning it up while I scroll through looking for that one book to highlight. So here to a clean-up side affect 😉

This week I dug out Severance by Ling Ma. I’ve always been fascinated with foreign (none US & UK) fantasy and sci-fi. This book showed up on a recent research dive online. It sound really cool, maybe witty, but definitely an interesting twist on dystopian literature. I even like the plague effect which is very common in dystopian but also due to Covid…

Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. So she barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies halt operations. The subways squeak to a halt. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost.

Candace won’t be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re traveling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. But Candace is carrying a secret she knows Bob will exploit. Should she escape from her rescuers?

A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life, Ling Ma’s Severance is a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale and satire

Have you read this? What did you think?

Until next time.

2 thoughts on “GoodReads Monday – 24th August 2020

    1. I though the twist of living a slow life in a post apocalyptic town was so interesting. Instead of the thrillers and dramatically defensive people. It’s a new one to me too 😊

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