Sunday, June 02, 2019

Five unusually bonkers end-of-the-world scenarios

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog, Nicole Hill tagged five gonzo apocalypses to make you feel better about your week, including:
Lost in a Good Book, by Jasper Fforde

Literary detective Thursday Next is always leaping into one quagmire or another, skipping throughout the pages of the world’s classic fiction. In this second outing, Thursday and Co. are racing against the end of the world by way of a tide of mysterious pink sludge—which turns out to be an aggressive infestation of Dream Topping (that’s Cool Whip to us Yanks). At the same time, Thursday is also knee-deep in some unfinished business occurring amid the stanzas of Poe’s “The Raven.” Along for the ride is the righteously cranky Miss Havisham, which is exactly who I’d want by my side at Armageddon. Am I alone here?
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue