- File Size: 1224 KB
- Print Length: 494 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692544046
- Publisher: Creative Texts Publishers, LLC (September 27, 2015)
- Publication Date: September 27, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B015WOQCQO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,444 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When I first started this book, I had made it to chapter 5 before putting it up and switching to another book. Billy Todd, the main character, is somewhat developmentally challenged. He's smart in practical ways but seems to lack the intellect of most "normal" young men his own age. At least that's what I believed.
A few months later I revisited Billy Todd and discovered how premature my decision had been. Slow Billy gradually turned into genius Billy in no time flat.
Billy Todd went from living in his deceased parent's farmhouse after a killer plague hit the world, to eventually sharing it with a beautiful red-haired girl he knew in school. Together, they start a community of close to thirty souls, all of whom look to Billy Todd to lead them in almost everything.
This is about as far as I'll go as far as spoilers. Suffice to say that this isn't like any PA story you've ever read. It's certainly one of the best I've read, and I've read a bunch!
The writing is crisp with great descriptions and character development. The characters themselves are utterly human and believable. After a bit, you'll be able to picture them in your mind. The story takes place in rural Tennessee and describes the area fairly accurately.
There are flaws with the spelling and grammar throughout the book, but not so much as to be terribly distracting. This was N.C. Reed's first published novel so that may be part of the problem. Any author who doesn't know how to use TO, TOO and TWO should definately learn quickly. I've read several of Reed's more recent novels and I know he's figured it out.
This is a great story with plenty of heartwarming humor, violence and country wisdom between the covers. Read it. You won't be disappointed. Just don't give up until Billy meets Rhonda. After that, the real story begins.
I'd love for this author to write another book along this line.......or even a sequel to this one.
Good character development, only a few writing mistakes. Logic pretty good too; his characters--might--have had it a bit too easy. But by doing it the way N.C. Reed did, he got to explore themes that are a bit different from the ones so many survivalist authors write about.
I liked it enough to download the other books he's written. FWIW, I'm an author too.