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Cotton Sole Kung Fu Shoe EU 44 Blitz
Although I do practice kung fu, I bought these as house slippers. They are snug, warm underfoot and breathable (unlike most rubber-soled slippers) and cheap. They don't survive prolonged contact with water, so don't wear them in the garden
Feed by Mira Grant
Feed by Mira Grant
I absolutely loved this! It's set in a world two decades after a cure for flu and a cure for cancer combined to create a lethal virus that also reanimated the dead. It's a violent society where you can expect to be tested for infection whenever you enter a building, and to be shot if you fail the test. The book features a group of young journalists who are hired to follow a presidential campaign. The characters are well drawn and likeable, especially the spiky writer, George. The next two books in the series are perhaps three stars, but this first one is definitely a five star novel.
Dead Things by Matt Darst
Dead Things by Matt Darst
Most examples of zombielit are military in nature - the fight against the rising tide of zombies (think World War Z, the Morningstar books etc). Dead things starts 18 years after the rise of the dead and the fall of civilisation, and is based in a thoroughly nasty theocratic city state. A group of teens/twentysomethings get stranded outside the city walls and need to walk back, and their wanderings are the subject of the book.

Unfortunately, the plot also wanders, with a large side-order of speculation about how the zombie plague arose, and I really don't think this adds to the book at all. What gets it four stars from me is the quality of the writing, and particularly the… Read more