28 Zombie-Related Deaths Later

Most zombie flicks I’ve seen are American, and most zombies I’ve seen are the result of a virus of some sort that’s more or less accidentally released amidst the general population. Usually the infection makes everyone ravenous for human flesh and gives them unnatural strength and the eyes of a serious caffeine junkie in withdrawal.

Well, nothing wrong with that, I say! To each their own. Personally I prefer my zombies undead, merrily groaning and shambling head-first into the same stretch of the garden fence over and over again.1I am not, in fact, a very fast runner, so holing up at my local pub and waiting for the situation to blow over sounds like a great plan. Throw in a working Xbox and we’re good to go.

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Red Seas Under Red Skies: Week 1

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My initial impression of RSURS was mixed; on one hand, I was glad to see the return of Locke and Jean after the heart-stopping prologue, but on the other…

I suppose I’ve read too many linear books as of late. Scott Lynch’s unravelling the story along two separate timelines — one before, one after — takes some getting used to which made the first eighty pages or so a heavy read. I also found myself wanting a map of the city of Tal Verarr because it was hard to keep track of the descriptions, as beautiful as the locale sounds.1My sense of direction in real life is fairly good, but ask me to create a mental map of something and I will get lost in a round room the size of a toilet cubicle.

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