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12|21|12 [Kindle Edition]

Larry Enright
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The world ends for someone every day. One day it will end for everyone.

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About the Author

Larry Enright was born to Irish Catholic first-generation immigrants and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has published four books: the best seller "Four Years from Home" (09/2010),
"A King in a Court of Fools" (09/2011), "Buffalo Nickel Christmas" (11/2011), and "12|21|12" (03/2012).

Product Details

  • File Size: 299 KB
  • Print Length: 105 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475039573
  • Publisher: Lawrence P. Enright (March 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007OQUOY0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,072 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Customer reviews steered me wrong... April 26, 2012
By Bdub
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I used to use amazon customer reviews as a rough gauge of quality when purchasing ebooks. I've realized that these reviewers are consistently leading me horribly astray, and this "book" is a shining example. This is more of a pamphlet or short story, which means character development is non-existent. Maybe a half-page is spent describing characters' back-stories, and from there they go nowhere.

This story has a beginning and end, but no middle. We go from brief introductions of the characters almost immediately to the short build up to the would-be climax that never truly materializes.

The author's understanding of the subject matter (astrophysics, relativity) is mediocre, to the point where the "smartest man in the world" in the book--who is given the responsibility of explaining the numerous puzzling events to the less intelligent characters in the book (and the audience)--provides virtually zero insight as to what is actually occuring, and instead only misleads the reader and makes the story more convoluted and vague.

There is a massive difference between a compelling science fiction story with an open-to-interpretation, thought-provoking ending and an under-developed, anemic mess. This story feels a bit like a gimmick. Perhaps we should be more careful not to crown a book as a "5-star" work of art just because it has an ambiguous ending.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I thought my Kindle skipped to the end May 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was just starting to really get into the book, and I was just thinking "Where is he going with this?" Next thing I knew, I was reading the epilogue! I thought maybe I had accidentally skipped ahead or maybe my Kindle skipped a few chapters, but no. The end was so disappointing and it seems as if the author just got lazy and decided to stop writing. Never mind the fact that there were so many typos, which is usually my first clue that I won't like the book, but you would think that he would at least wrap up the story! What a waste of my borrowed book for May!
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A short, creepy story just in time March 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was pleasantly surprised to get a story like this from Enright simply because it's so different than his others. But it was a fast read that only further solidifies him as the master storyteller he is. Richard Matheson takes on Left Behind and the product is fascinating. Don't expect an epic here, it can be read (and should be read) in one or two sittings. That's the brilliance of Enright's Mayan spin - it doesn't try to be anything more than what it is... a scary, fun, and unsettling trip through a suddenly deserted earth (right?). I'll be thinking of this one for a while...

PG Some mild language
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, hasty ending. June 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had high hopes after the first chapter and the book seemed to have a lot of potential. However, the plot jumped around, characters weren't developed and the ending made very little sense. The author blew a good chance here and seemed like he just gave up writing mid-book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars HUH??? June 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Don't know what to say! I was never able to understand the connection of the characters..they simply weren't well developed. I was anticipating an interesting read based on the title. Wrong! If you are looking for something like the "Left Behind" series...just keep on trucking! I almost started reading it again to try tu figure out what I had missed..but I stopped myself. Geez, that ending was appropo to nothing. I wish one of you 5 star reviewers would rewrite the thing and let us dummies know what the heck this was all about! I love a book that makes me think when I've finished, but not one that leaves me scratching my head raw in frustration!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing April 19, 2012
By Chobman
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I usually don't write negative reviews, but I was fairly disappointed with this book. You can't really call it a book as it is so short, it is more of a short story or novella. It was not very complelling or engaging. Very little character development. It was an OK read, but just ended. No what I expected. Don't waste your money.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok April 16, 2012
By Angel
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read A LOT...I generally enjoy all genres. This book...just didn't do it for me. It has the potential to be a great work of art, unfortunately it falls short...really really short. And the ending was horrid. It was as if the author was so excited by the twist in the end that he couldn't wait to get to it and hurried through the rest of the book. And the ending wasn't that great, in fact it was a bit of a let down. Not as impressed as others with this book or this author and you can tell from all my previous reviews I try to be positive. Not much to be positive about with this book. Would read it for free but would not spend my money on it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horribly disappointing. May 13, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have to agree with the other one star reviews here completely.

"Thought there were some pages missing." Check.

"The ending was so abrupt it felt like the writer was interrupted and just needed to finish it." Check.

"Don't waste your time with this one." Check.

"I'm glad it was free or I would have been even more disappointed that I'd paid money for it." Double check.

This "book" points out one HUGE disadvantage to the Kindle. The best part of this reading experience would be dropping the book in the trash. Deleting the file isn't nearly as satisfying.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Odd
I did enjoy the story, but it left me slightly bewildered. It's got me thinking. Read it and make up your own mind.
Published 6 months ago by MistressOfTheUnicorns
1.0 out of 5 stars LOL
I was going to title this HUH? but someone else already did. Anyway, I don't get it. What happened to these people?
Published 7 months ago by Marylou
1.0 out of 5 stars confusing and plain
Guess I just don't get it. The ending pretty much made no sense to me whatsoever. I agree with the other reviewers that this was a disappointment.
Published 10 months ago by Kasi Smart
5.0 out of 5 stars ebook
What more could a girl ask for!
Amazon offers a lot of free ebooks and affordable ones too!
Thank you Amazon!!!
Published 15 months ago by Madonna Waltz
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
This story started out good and moved quickly through the plot. It was exciting and I was racing to finish - and then the end.... was bad.
Published 16 months ago by Dena S
5.0 out of 5 stars A thought-provoking tale
I really enjoyed this book. It hooked me straight away, and I liked the way the author introduced us to each of the characters and really gave us a feel for them. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Maria Savva
2.0 out of 5 stars Glad it was free!
I enjoyed most of the story and was looking forward to a good read, but in a couple places thought "this better not be a dream" (as someone postulated in the story). Read more
Published 16 months ago by Sherry Holthe
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so much
Interesting, but nothing I had not heard before.

If you have not read or seen anything before, this would be a good place to start.
Published 17 months ago by Cookie
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed with the ending
This book held my attention but ended suddenly with what I considered a "cop out" ending. It seemed as though the author ran out of ideas so he just slapped an ending on... Read more
Published 17 months ago by sign of the raven
2.0 out of 5 stars Ehhhh
A short story is the good news. Interesting premise of all but 5 people disappear. Ending, could have been much better. Read more
Published 18 months ago by irismedia
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More About the Author

Larry Enright was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an award-winning author and has one best-selling novel. He lives on a farm on where he grows his stories in peaceful climes.

His works include: the best seller "Four Years from Home," "A King in a Court of Fools," "Buffalo Nickel Christmas," "12|21|12," 2013 IPPY award-winning "A Cape May Diamond," and "Walter Stickle and the Galactic Rangers." Find him at

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