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2012: Seeking Closure Paperback – April 28, 2009
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More About the Author
Among Banks' works are the novel "Three Hours to the Apocalypse" and the series WALKERS, which are stories based in the universe of The Walking Dead. His latest book is entitled "Revolution Z", an epic zombie war novel.
Top Customer Reviews
The fast-paced story quickly unfolds into a series of character-driven vignettes centering on the terrible mistakes people have made and the various ways they decide to address their past. Violent and even savage at times, Banks paints a bleak picture of humanity where people are "sophisticated beasts who must be given direction" and whose souls can be freed only by death (with just hours remaining the Israelis and Palestinians still can't stop killing each other). Once the three-hour fuse is lit, the story moves quickly towards disaster and the situation becomes more desperate as we move along. In such a character driven story it was odd that I felt more compelled by the doomsday scenario than by the people it would affect.
This is a very easy read, with short chapters that are never boring but there are so many characters that there is not enough time to get to know anyone, or to develop those characters we are supposed to care about the most. One of the most interesting threads concerns a bizarre religious cult reminiscent of the Heaven's Gate UFO group whose mass suicide in 1997 coincided with the appearance of Comet Hale-Bopp.Read more ›
I found the chapters to be well-written and the characters interesting. Banks' descriptions made me feel for many of the characters and sympathize with their stories. I didn't just ask myself what I would do with my last 3 hours....I wondered what I would do if I was in these characters' places in their last 3 hours.
I don't want to call this book a fluffy read, as it is deeper than that. But it is extremely fast paced and difficult to put down. Well done, Mr. Banks!
author, CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS
The writing is wonderful and the story fast-paced. The tension rises quickly and the ending satisfies. Mr. Banks has done a fine job with this entertaining book.
A chance escape from the elevator into the outside environ of fear is peppered with revenge...revenge so strong that one "elevator" man even foregoes the attempt of a temptress to entice him into a last act of sex before the end comes. His revenge transends any desire to respond.
2012: Seeking Closure, is briliantly crafted to expose the weakness of the three "elevator" characters during their fast pace attempt to close out the wrong deeds done by them and to them before the world will end. But does it?
This novel by Gregory Banks reels toward the reader like a movie, because it is one. I learned more about the film, by going to the web site refered to on the books back cover.
The book enhances an interest in that film by the same name...2012: Seeking Closure.
You will run the gamut of emotions reading this book - horror, hate, panic, love, forgiveness, and so much more.
Let me ask you to think - What would you do if you were told that the world would end in 3 hours and you had no control over it? How would you react?
Hold those you love closely?
Find revenge on those who wronged you?
Pray to God to help?
Seek a false God to exempt them from this event?
Mr. Banks follows a number of people dealing with the news that you only have 3 hours to live. It also gives pause - The President and those in power (all others in power around the world) have known for a long time that a series of comets will come near and probably hit the earth and do catastrophic damage - they build huge bunkers way underground and take the 'elite' who when the comets have done their thing, can rebuild civilization!!!
But the John Q. Publics don't know that the leaders are broadcasting from safety...
As I was reading 2012: Seeking Closure - I remember my brother either read or watched the film On the Beach - for those of you who have never heard of this, Australia is the last place where folks are living - the rest of the world has perished because of atomic radiation, and that radiation is coming towards Australia. You know these people will be dead soon, and the effect on you is, like my brother's reaction devastating.
Those are the emotions I felt reading 2012.
Is it an easy book to read? No - but it surely will get you thinking - with all the buzz about 2012 - from complete destruction to spiritual awakening - what will happen?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The writer decribes the reactions of many people to the announcement that the world will end. The story has lots of action, but would people react the way this writes describes? Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by Tilia Tomentosa
I have to say that I found fantastic that all the characters are, in some way or another, related to each other. Read morePublished on April 21, 2012 by Rebecca of Troy
This is a series of short stories about people dying when an asteroid hits the earth. I read several of the stories and just did not find them interesting enough to continue, so I... Read morePublished on April 11, 2012 by ilbob
Loved the story -- hated the ending. OYE! It may have been best to have ended it with the 2nd to last chapter. Read morePublished on April 8, 2012 by B.Mace
I have just finished reading "2012 the Mayan prophecy" and this book covers the same subject but in a very different way which I think is better. Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by Bob
Just after the first couple chapters, I realized right away that the characters nothing more than caricatures. Read morePublished on August 11, 2010 by Tim Yenmor
I expeced so much more then this book gave. While the ideas was sound the people were one dementional, the story line was weak. Read morePublished on October 22, 2009 by G. Perkins
I thought the premise of the story sounded like a good read, and downloaded the Kindle version. Personally, I found the language to be vulgar and offensive. Read morePublished on October 21, 2009 by CarolinaCAW
What would you do if you only had 3 hours to live? Would you spend it with your loved ones? Or would you spend your last few hours alive seeking self-gratification? Read morePublished on August 5, 2009 by Kevis Hendrickson