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Bar None Paperback – June 19, 2009
From Publishers Weekly
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About the Author
TIM LEBBON is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He s had twenty novels published to date, including The Island, The Map of Moments (with Christopher Golden), Bar None, Fallen, Hellboy: The Fire Wolves, Dusk, and Berserk, as well as scores of novellas and short stories. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards. In 2011, his book Thief of Broken Toys (ChiZine Publications) was nominated for the World Fantasy Award in the novella category. He has also been a judge for the World Fantasy Award. In 2004, Fangoria named him one of the thirteen rising talents who promise to keep us terrified for the next twenty-five years. Only nineteen years left to go . . . better get busy. Forthcoming books include The Secret Journeys of Jack London for HarperCollins (coauthored with Christopher Golden), Echo City for Bantam in the US and Orbit in the UK, Coldbrook for Corsair in the UK, 30 Days of Night: Fear of the Dark for Pocket Books, the massive short story collections Last Exit for the Lost from Cemetery Dance and Ghosts and Bleeding Things from PS Publishing, as well as several other projects not yet announced. He has written several screenplays, and is currently developing two TV series with a British TV company. Several of his novels and novellas are currently in development for screen in the USA and UK, and he is working on new novels and screenplays.Find out more about Tim at his website: www.timlebbon.net.
Top Customer Reviews
A stranger arrives one day, causing some paranoid curiosity among the five as they had not seen another live soul, not human anyway, in a very long time. He tells the group that there is a place, a bar where they can all be safe and where the beer never runs out. I know, this sounds like it might be a humorous plot but it's not, all eventually makes sense. The stranger calls himself Michael, but admits that's just his name for today. He meets with each of the group and gives them the same warning about getting out of the manor. With much trepidation, the group sets out on the bizarre quest, through a world they no longer recognize, to find the Holy Grail of pubs.
Bar None is a strange book that doesn't give up its secrets too easily. It's told in the first person which I've never been crazy about but Lebbon makes it work here, due in part to the main character's name never being revealed. Bar None is dark and dreary...nature has reclaimed the world quickly. At under 200 pages it's a short read, somewhat slow in parts but Lebbon manages to keep the readers attention with the quirky world he's fashioned.
This is post apocalyptic book about 5 strangers holed up in a pub in England. They are visited by a stranger named Michael who warns them to leave and find another pub far way in Cornwall. It's called Bar None, which is also the name of the book.
It is a not an intellectual read that will cause you to question your moral beliefs or faith. It's not a great, thought provoking toothsome book like The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It *is* an enjoyable, easy read that you can probably finish in a weekend.
I recommend that you enjoy it from your local library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
as time goes by I find myself reflecting on this book a lot. good storyPublished on July 23, 2014 by pumpkin man
This book was terrible. The last half of the book was unorganized and not fully fleshed out.
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