Posts Tagged ‘ apocalypse ’

The 11-Year-Old Witness to An Apocalypse

February 4, 2013
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Eleven-year-old Derek is a pretty typical kid from the smalll town of Strandlund Springs. His is a pretty normal life, until the day Derek discovers a strange haze emerging from the forest outside of town. Soon the haze spreads, ultimately covering the entire earth — and causing all surface water to evaporate. In Devin Smyth‘s thriller “The Emergence,” Derek and his family struggle as civil society breaks down around them. When his parents seek aid…

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The End of the World, Brought To You By The New Kid

September 25, 2012
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Plymouth Rock is bleeding. Day has turned to night. Hundred-pound hailstones level buildings. In Dave Becker‘s debut novel “The Faustian Host ” the small town of Clement seems cursed, and the residents know who’s to blame: the new kid, Tony Marino. After losing his family and his home, 14-year-old Tony is forced to move from Florida to Massachusetts to attend Kalos Academy, an unconventional school for gifted children. Strange things begin to happen the day…

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Strap Yourself In and Meet “A Greater Monster”

August 24, 2012
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It’s been called “a psychedelic fairytale for the modern age.” David David Katzman‘s second novel “A Greater Monster” is a darkly poetic tale that takes you on a trip – oh, yes, a trip – into a radically twisted alternate reality, which reflects civilization like a funhouse mirror. Along the way, you’ll encounter sphinxes, gods, living skeletons, witches, and quite possibly the strangest circus ever imagined. And we’re not talking about the Republican National Convention…

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