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Book Review: Just One Damned Thing After Another

March 13th, 2014

Every now and then you come across a book that sucks you in and makes you glad the author has already written several more books in the series, because if she hadn’t you’d probably explode in frustration. This, for me, was one of those books! Having finished the third book in the series (I stayed up all night) I’m now forced to wait…however looooong before the next one to find out what the heck happens next! Be warned the third book ends on a seriously steep cliff hanger. I’d almost call it cruel!

Just One Damned thing after Another by Jodi Taylor is not a Regency romance, but it is a romance set in England (Taylor is English) and it does take place at various points in history (though not the Regency). If it was a movie in England it would get a 15 as there is some sex (though not a lot), but if you love time travel stories that are funny with a romantic element (though there are sad moments too – real life is always a mixture) – if you love fast paced stories that drag you around by the nose…you will LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It’s also super cheap.

Before you go look it up on your e-bookstore of choice… As Taylor points out, one of the theories of time is that it’s like a flowing river (or something to do with water)… A day or so after finishing the second book I came across this song by The Wallflowers (I’d never heard of them before) called Everybody Out of the Water. It’s like they condensed the series into a song! I should explain that in the lives of the employees of St Mary’s something or someone is ALWAYS exploding, getting burnt/getting burnt down, getting wet or running for their lives. I’ve been listening to this on replay!!! Here’s a link to the song on Youtube!

The Wallflower’s Lyrics…

“Everybody Out Of The Water”

On your mark
Get set let’s go
You got to move on
Before she explodes
Look out the window
Lookout below
Back away from the glass
There she blows
The city’s been leveled
Hills are in flames
Streets cracked open
And they’re pushin’ up clay
Temperature’s dropped
Sky is grey
And it ain’t even over
Here comes drivin’ rain
It ain’t me
That you feel
There’s something moving
Around in here
That’s blood
That’s tears
This ain’t a warning…

Everybody out of the water
Up on dry land
Take what you can
Cause’ you won’t be here again
Everybody out of the water

Now I’m treadin’ high water
To get back to you
Been looking for a low spot
Or something to cling to
There’s too many bodies

There’s not enough room
God help me
And God help you
They say nobody panic
Help is on it’s way
We’re already on it
You’ve got to be brave
If you can fix it now
Then don’t make us wait
Man there ain’t nobody coming
Back away from the gates
That bell
That you hear
That’s hell
Ringing in your ears
I fear
That my dear
This ain’t a warning…

Everybody out of the water

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