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Preview — Grants Pass by Jennifer Brozek
Humanity was decimated by bio-terrorism; three engineered plagues were let loose on the world. Barely anyone has survived.
Just a year before the collapse, Grants Pass, Oregon, USA, was publicly labeled as a place of sanctuary in a whimsical online, “what if” post. Now, it has become one of the last known refuges, and the hope, of mankind.
Would yo ...more
keywords: horror, post-apocalyptic, bioterrorism, plague, anthology
brainycat's "5 Best B"s (on a scale of one to five):
boobs: 1 / blood 3 / bombs 2 / bondage 1 / blasphemy 3
Grant's Pass is an excellent concept anthology that I enjoyed reading. The authors of each of the twenty pieces were provided with the following scenario: Bioterrorists unleash plagues across the globe that leave a survival rate of 0.001 percent. While the plagues were buring through the population, a blog post written by a y...more
Two of them (Hell's Bells, and Animal Husbandry,) were so chilling I found myself holding my breath.
I picked this up to read Cherie Priest's story which was ok, but the other stories I read were just not my taste.
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...
1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.
2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.
3 stars... This book was ok, but ...more
I'm super happy I read this!
I would definitely recommend it for fans of the post-apocalyptic/dystopian genre, especially if you like short stories!
Grant's Pass, an anthology of stories about people who survived a plague-ridden end of the world and now have to decide whether to answer a call to join other survivors in Grants Pass, Oregon, is of course no exception. There are great stories, good stories, decent stories, and not-so o ...more
I found the concept of this book very intriguing - 20 stories, by 20 different authors, all starting with the same background story: A blog post suggests that if the world ends, survivors meet at Grants Pass. The world as we know it comes to a sudden and tragic end and the blog post becomes urban legend.
Each author gave their story an interesting twist; however, unfortunately too many of the writers were unable to impress me enough to recommend this book.
Winner of the Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication, Jennifer has edited ten anthologies with more on the way. Author of In a Gilded Light, The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting, Industry Talk, and the Karen Wilson Chronicles, she has more than fifty published short stories, and is the Creative Director of A ...more