Susan (not_cynical) wrote in bookturnedmind,

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Request: Anyone know the one about England getting twatted for once?

As I twittered indignantly about this yesterday and apparently convinced heyheyrenay to appeal to her expert Flist in an attempt to shut me up: does anyone know about apocalypse/zombie/plague/post-apocalyptic/all of the above novels set in England? Starting in England? Mentioning England in a more-than-tangental manner?

Seriously, since I read World War Z, I have had a CRAVING. There was exactly ONE englishman in the book, talking about castles, and a throwaway mention of fortified motorways. I'm a naturally greedy person, guys, I want as much detail put into my country going nuts as America gets.

(I finished Life As We Knew It about an hour ago. I see no connection between that and this post. >_> )

For those who're wondering what our combined Flists have come with so far:
  • Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
  • War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
  • The Day of the Triffids
  • How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness

    Also, I am considering mirroring this journal over at Blogspot or Wordpress. I'm not sure if I should - on the one hand, bookdom seems to shun Livejournal like it hasn't bathed in a month. On the other hand, bookdom seems to like Blogspot and Wordpress.

    (For those who don't understand why the latter scares me: If the SUPER SRS BSNS reviewers who do thoughtful reviews and make effort to be coherent are the black hats and the reviewers who are still thoughtful and coherent and semi-SRS BSNS but have fun with what they do HI NAY! are the white hats, I'm the one wearing the sparkly pink sequinned cowboy hat and asking if we can re-enact Cat Balloo yet. Srs bsns is not something I can do, I'm much better at keysmash and rambling about cowboys. I... Don't think bookdom approves of these shenanigans.)

    Anyway, I haven't decided yet, but if I do mirror it I'll let you all know!
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