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- Print Length: 296 pages
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- Publication Date: August 3, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00MEI2BWQ
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For 11 years he lived in Tokyo exploring and photographing Japan's modern ruins, such as abandoned theme parks, military bases, and ghost towns, gaining millions of hits on his website with the records of his explores.
The best of these adventures are now collected in his unique travel book Into the Ruins, which thriller bestseller Barry Eisler calls, "gorgeous, haunting, stunning."
Now Michael enjoys working out in the gym, watching TV and movies, and of course writing. He lives in London with his wife, and works as an academic English lecturer at university.
Top Customer Reviews
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
A couple lines in the book that really struck a chord for me .. "The unconsidered life is not worth living" Something to think about...
"But is that all you are, casualty of a specific kind of surrender? Are you the lion who will not bloody his claws or fangs for the pain it will cause his prey? So the lion pines and dies, and what does he honor any living thing that he will not do as his nature dictates, to the best of his ability? What do you honor Ritry, to deny yourself?"
"What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?"
These hit me hard & really brought up the thoughts of my own life.. I then identified even more with Ritry & where he starts in this story..Read more ›
Running at the same time, there is a story line of a group of soldiers trying to accomplish a mission that they can not remember. In fact, they only remember their names and almost nothing else. How will their mission tie into and change Ritry's life?
This book has a lot going for it. Most of it is good, but some isn't. It is not an easy read but any stretch. It has not one, but two, complex stories running throughout the book. The reader gets only a hint here and there of how they tie together until almost the very end of the book
The world in the book has had a lot of thought and work put into it. From new sciences, types of warfare, climate change, and many other things, this world has been crafted. At points, some of this world is vague and left to the reader to flesh out for themselves.
The characters are complex and well developed for the most part. There were things about Mr. Ruins that were not fully addressed and so I was left with questions about him. Ritry is very interesting, but I did not necessarily like him even though he was the protagonist.
Ritry goes through a lot of changes in this story. He is broken down and completely rebuilt more than once.Read more ›
The text pulls me along to read more more more! "What happens next?" "Oh no! There's no way he can get out of this!!" "Oh my god how could he do that?" I winced viscerally at a couple scenes, shouted at the characters in others.
The villains are shockingly villainous, and yet each has their own good reason to do so.
The two disparate storylines may seem strange at first, but keep reading! They come together at the end like, "wow!" Each one is compelling enough on its own to engage me completely.
Mr Ruins is sci-fi + adventure + emotional roller coaster at its best!
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Ritry Goligh lives in a society constantly in the verge of destruction by deadly tsunamis. But until the next one, Ritry will continue his work: diving in the minds of others,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nichole M
I just finished Mr. Ruins. If you are a true sci-fi lover with a touch of the mind blowing altering realities, this is your book! Read morePublished 13 months ago by RJ
Mr. Ruins by Michael John Grist is a post-apocalyptic adventure thriller. Ritry Goligh is a graysmith, a doctor of the mind in the run down skulks. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bartleby
I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This could be a good book. It's hard to tell. Read more
excellent protagonist and interesting supporting charactersPublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
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