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    Everything's Falling Politely Apart

    Although chickens are mentioned several times in the synopsis, this novella is less about poultry and more about an alarming future that seems completely (and disconcertingly) possible. Olive is an appealing and resourceful heroine stuck in an internet-less Toronto where civilization is on the verge of collapse (or has it collapsed already?), having pot-growing neighbours is like striking gold, and everyone is still sort of getting along... for now. The descriptions of the city and the way people are living their lives in this new world are really fascinating and well done. And, as always, there's a healthy dose of humour thrown in. Looking forward to finding out what happens next!
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    Loved it!

    Will people laugh when the apocalypse comes? I did. This book is a funny look at how people live when the power goes out.
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    An Eerily Realistic Slip into the Post Apocalypse

    I quite liked Sepp's approach to post-apocalyptic fiction. Instead of having the world suddenly change (ie, zombie-apocalypse or so other gigantic earth-shattering tragic event), so approaches the concept in a more eerily realistic manner. This COULD be how the "end times" begin, and we even see ourselves, today, slipping into the types of oddities that she pokes fun at in her novel. Sepp approaches the book with a sensibility that one might imagine Robertson Davies would take in imagining this scenario (see Davies' HIGH SPIRITS if you want to see a wry series of cheeky tales to get what I mean). It is, at once, a post-apocalyptic story that adds to the genre quite brilliantly, and a story that holds a mirror up to ourselves. This isn't so much a novel about the coming "end times" as this is a novel about the way humanity lets things slip through our fingers and crumble right in front of us.
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    Absolutely Stellar!

    I simply cannot get this universe out of my head! Sepp captures the most realistic climate change sci-fi world through the lens of an incredibly likeable lady and her troubles. I adored it.
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    Delightful Canadian Sci-Fi

    It's so fantastic to read a story with such a unique premise, especially with such relatable, literally-close-to-home setting. It's witty, touching and authentic.
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