karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Captain Future)
Various people on the internet who I think are cool have been recommending Cherie Priest's new novel Boneshaker.
Well, they weren't lying, it's a great book. The characters are interesting and make you care for (or hate) them, there's suspense, action, tragedy, comedy and a plot that just grabs you and drags you along until it's done.

The book is set in an alternate history Seattle during the Civil War. Large parts of the inner city are destroyed as a new invention (the titular Boneshaker) goes haywire. Not only is there considerable damage but the accident also releases a poisonous gas that turns everyone who comes into contact with it into ... zombies (or rotters, as they are called in the book). This being set in the steampunk era, there are dirigibles and airships, wonderful contraptions made from wood and brass and of course masks and goggles of all types and sizes.

Find out more about the author on her blog (on her website linked above or on LJ [livejournal.com profile] cmpriest) or via Twitter (@cmpriest).

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karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Default)
I'm reading [livejournal.com profile] cmpriest's awesome Steampunk Zombie novel Boneshaker atm. It's really good and I'll probably finiish it tonight instead of watching TV...
Spending over two hours on trains and tubes yesterday meant I managed to get through another fair chunk. And this is what it looks like:



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