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Book Note: Mira Grant, Feed

I read this book about 27-Mar-2012. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2010. This note was last modified Sunday, 01-Apr-2012 15:40:16 PDT.

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"Mira Grant" is a pseudonym for Seanan McGuire. As it says right in the Publishers Weekly article. (I think they don't use the apostrophe.) Not sure why.

Another zombie book! Why is this happening to me? (Okay, I sort-of get why Zombie books are fairly big in fandom; I see the attraction of turning the whole human race into creatures that only care about our brains. But it's not from any basic mythology I care about or imprinted on early, and it makes no sense when thought about.)

I'm certainly doubtful that blogging would just happen to be making about the same leap in 2040 that it has recently in our world—that's the leap to being taken seriously occasionally in other media.

Obligatory gun mistake: if you're carrying a gun that needs a manual safety, like a classic single-action semi-auto, then you should carry "cocked-and-locked", meaning with a round chambered, hammer cocked, and the safety on. Or, more reasonably IMHO, you should choose a more modern design that doesn't need a manual safety at all. In either case, it's nonsense for Mrs. Mason to be putting on the safety on her carry gun when she goes into a restaurant, and for the family to be arguing with her about it.

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