View all 3 comments. Jun 12, Moon rated it it was amazing Shelves: This novel that starts out very similar to what we are experiencing today The story goes on from there to an economy of gas at 50 dollars a gallon who can't see that coming Then we have Tony and Evo, who is pregnant, and their cat princess as they flee the city they live, where people are looting house to house Then begins a story of survival. The peaceful times never last. I grew to love Evo and Tony and even their little sick cat.
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The character development is incredible and you find yourself so tense when they come across trouble. The action scenes are incredible, and the writing sucked me into the story so much that I couldn't stop reading I tore through this book in less than a day and I was so sad that it ended! I would recommend this book to lovers of dystopian novels View all 7 comments. Jun 02, Jacob Lyons rated it it was amazing. For me personally apocalyptic books are simply the best.
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They throw characters into a world full of danger and suspense and this piece of work is no exception. Right from the get-go your attention is completely held as you are immersed in a land full of unpredictability. At the center of the chaos we follow Tony and Evo as they make the tough decision to leave home and head northwards. Of course, in such extreme circumstances their journey was never going to be straightforward, they end up encou For me personally apocalyptic books are simply the best.
Of course, in such extreme circumstances their journey was never going to be straightforward, they end up encountering all manner of people, good and bad, on the trip. The authors writing style ensures that there is a constant simmering suspense present due to the continuous threat of danger. Both Tony and Evo are well rounded characters and I felt their actions and emotions were believable considering the surreal situation they found themselves in.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. I was first drawn to it by the fact it is a finalist in the San Diego Awards and I can certainly see why it was nominated. A lot of time and effort has clearly gone into it and the result is a fascinating and above all compelling piece of literature. Feb 15, Tina rated it liked it. The End, My Friend Author: When I hear the word "dytopian", I automatically assume YA dystopian.
This is not the case for The End, My Friend. The whole set up was very intriguing. The country is for more reviews, visit The Book Landers Title: The country is in turmoil after economic depressions. Government has virtually no control and it's now survival of the fittest.
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Tony and Evo, a couple, are trying to escape the city they grew up in as violence quickly escalates. Street gangs and trigger happy people prowl the streets. So they set off to meet an old friend who lives in the middle of nowhere. Luckily, the friend also lives on a self-reliable ranch. Tony and Evo pack their bags into a car and take off, encountering some scary people along the way. They enjoy a week or two of peace and happiness on the ranch before they are forced to flee once more. Taking advice from their now dead friend, they decide to travel to Oregon where there is a supposedly safe lake to camp out at.
The characters were interesting enough I honestly don't know why I couldn't seem to get into his mind haha, I know that sounds creepy--but I find that if I can get my thoughts into the mindset of the main character, it really enhances the reading experience.
He's very protective of Evo. He could also be suddenly violent at times at well. I think the thing about Tony that bothered me was that there was absolutely no explanation as to how he is so good at weaponry. I mean, okay, it's totally believable that he has a good shot with a gun. But being able to handle a sword well, technically it's a dagger but even Tony himself describes it as a sword like a pro without having any prior experience? I find that a bit harder to believe. There were some questions I would've liked answered while reading.
For example, after Tony and Evo established a small camp in Oregon, how are they able to continue making pies and pastries? Where do they get the flour? Unless they somehow bartered with others or there was a huge stash of basic cooking necessities, I don't see how they could've cooked up comfort food after living in the wilderness for months.
Nevertheless, this book was still interesting to read and kept my attention the whole way through.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a pre-apoplectic novel that depicts a scenario that could very well be in the near future. Sep 29, Sharlene Almond rated it liked it. Riveting was the first word to come to mind. The scene was exquisitely created, the anarchy that reigned. Governments unable to control. Major countries and figures destroyed; despair and injustice reigned. This was the beginning of the end. The terrifying reality of what could happen when doomsday arrives. I have to admit, the description hit home. Journey with Tony and Evo into the heart of the American Nightmare as they search for safe haven in a world that knows no rules.
This collection of Kafkaesque miniatures offers a terrifying vision of the Worcester asylum where the writer's uncle spent most of his adult life. The asylum theme zips into overdrive in a series of Dadio and June Spoon have created their own asylum in the burbs, one in which they 'incarcerate' their children within the confines of the home through guilt control, paternal manipulation, money, and demands bordering on the insane.
A concise overview of the island to help you plan your vacation to "The Most Hawaiian Island" in Hawaii. Includes links to Ocean and Land Adventures as well as local contacts for Yoga, The calm exterior of Nirvana is shattered when 3 strangers show up unexpectedly on Harleys demanding the whereabouts of one of Dave's neighbors. An ensuing conflict turns violent. The dynamic duo end up at a dive bar on the outskirts of Santa Barbara and Tony must turn to Evo to rescue them from a hoard of outlaws. The sun has set.
Tony and Evo head east from the tiny town of Owl to discover the exclusive communities of Palm Springs are on fire. Familes huddle on their lawns as looters ransack their homes. They reach the Palms to Pines Highway, which snakes into the high desert and arrive at Nirvana, a self-sufficient compound hidden at the base of Sheep Mountain. It's a great time-out for our Dynamic Duo as they rest in a geodesic dome and consider staying long enough for Evo to give birth to their first child. Hummers and Motor Coaches are obsolete.
Julia Daniels, a Moloka'i pioneer woman of mixed blood, invites her grandsons Jeff and Ben to spend summers with her at her ranch on the east end. She shares the ranch with Chipper, an alcoholic war The brothers roam a paradise of fishponds, waterfalls, pristine valleys, and mountains with herds of deer. Julia Daniels, a Moloka'i pioneer woman of mixed blood, invites her grandsons Jeff and Ben to spend summers with her at her ranch on the east end. She shares the ranch with Chipper, an alcoholic war hero with a life estate bordering the swamp.
The brothers roam a paradise of fishponds, waterfalls, pristine valleys, and mountains with herds of deer. Jeff meets the Kahuna Woman who freezes pictures of her enemies, the TS who seduces the Chief of Police, the man who refs cock fights in Kaunakakai, the sexy divorcee who lives in the Saddle Room, and the prodigal grandfather who returns to woo Julia. These characters help shape Jeff's sensibilities as he discovers the secrets of his grandmother's wild past in Honolulu and the intensity of her struggles on the Lonely Isle.
The PA turns captured women and girls into slaves while sending men and boys to meet certain death at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena pyramids of skulls in the end zones. What I like about this is Tony's retribution for what they do at Nirvana, and the struggle with his own interior demons when he meets the last biker mano-a-mano in a Last Man Standing battle reminiscent of t. The sun has set.
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Tony and Evo head east from the tiny town of Owl to discover the exclusive communities of Palm Springs are on fire. Familes huddle on their lawns as looters ransack their homes. Date palms become fiery torches that light Tony's way through a maze of burning mansions, street hustlers, and Psytrance parties.
They reach the Palms to Pines Highway, which snakes into the high desert and arrive at Nirvana, a self-sufficient compound hidden at the base of Sheep Mountain. It's a great time-out for our Dynamic Duo as they rest in a geodesic dome and consider staying long enough for Evo to give birth to their first child. There's even contact with the outside world via ham radio.
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But will the apparently 'safe' lifestyle in a dangerous world last? It's not what they expect. They encounter anarchy along PCH as families hock all they own to survive. A Tent City has sprouted up on the marshes beyond the lagoon and the beaches are overrun with the starving. The coast is lined with fishing poles. There is a rumor some are eating jellyfish and seaweed. A fisherman gives them sardines, which they hold on sticks over the flames of a fire ring.