Author: Ling Ma

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A Book Club Review: Severance

March 4, 2019 Uncategorized 0

A Book Club Review: SeveranceTitle: Severance
Author: Ling Ma
Source: Library
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Summary: A fascinating idea with lots of interesting themes, but the themes and world building were both poorly developed.

Candace Chen is a millennial New Yorker, so devoted to her job and her routine that she hardly notices when Shen Fever turns the city into an abandoned wasteland. When work instructions stop coming in, she make her own routine, photographing the city and sharing her work as the blogger NY Ghost. When she eventually realizes she must leave the city, she’s rescued by a cult-like group heading to a place called ‘the Facility’. Supposedly the Facility will be safe, but the erratic behavior of the the group’s leader makes Candace wonder if she’d be better off on her own. Read more »

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