Deadline by Mira Grant | Amazon.comI’m not much of a horror fan[1]Particularly not of modern horror which mostly seems to be slasher flicks, as generally most horror involves the world being completely fubared with no hope of ever fixing it. And I prefer my entertainment to contain some glimmer of hope. Occasionally though I run across something so good and so dark that it just knocks my socks off.

Feed was one of those and from friends of mine, I’d heard that Deadline was just as good too. When it first started I wasn’t sure if it was going to live up to it’s hype. But it has, it really has in many ways. I really like the …. coping mechanism Shaun has. But the big thing that really got me? The thing that’s got me feeling a need to talk about the book here when I’ve not even gotten halfway through yet? That’s a massive spoiler that I’ll only mention after the cut. Before the cut, I’ll just say it’s the end of chapter 9 where we find out where the reservoir conditions really mean.

Right so if you’ve already read the book or don’t mind spoilers, feel free to continue past this point. Otherwise stop now, you’ve been warned.

Holy shit snacks! George would’ve recovered from being infected? And the CDC was covering it up?!? There are moments in most books where I imagine how nice/good/interesting it would be to live in that book’s reality. This neither Feed or Deadline are most books. Every time I think I’ve got a handle on just how awful Mira Grant can be to her characters; she goes and proves me wrong. Well done Ms. Grant, well done indeed.


1 Particularly not of modern horror which mostly seems to be slasher flicks

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