The Ruins 4: A Dystopian Society in a Post-Apocalyptic World (The Ruins Series) Hardcover – April 1, 2021
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- ASIN : B091F5QJBN
- Publisher : Independently published (April 1, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 338 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8731762328
- Item Weight : 1.12 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.96 x 8.5 inches
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I normally avoid leaving what I consider "HS Book Report" style reviews. If a prospecting reader is looking for this kind of summary, the authors do a much better job than any reviewer. Because this "Book 4" is the ending of a excellent but long series I felt the need to provide some background.
One of the things I like about this author is the level of trust l feel for the situations the main characters find themselves in. As a kid in the late 50's it seemed absurd to me that other kids were really concerned, "The Lone Ranger", or "Timmy and Lassie", or some other Serial Hero left on a cliff-hanger last week might not make it. Of course they made it or the series would end. T. W. Piperbrook treats his audience with greater maturity and respect and has the courage to allow the Good Guy to be killed often enough to keep the suspense real.
I'm so glad the Author has left the possibility open for some future observations into the few remaining survivors adventures.
Review by THE HOLEY ONE
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Without a doubt this series of books would make a great TV series. A merging of popular series' something like "Revolution" and "Walking Dead" and the 1970s series of "Plant of the Apes". Could be epic. But this last book would need spicing up.
Mr. Piperbrook - another spin off in this nasty universe you have created please.
It sees the result of a destroyed world where the survivors try to build a future without cruelty, slavery or pain. There were some fascinating concepts about the spore - humans into mutants or the Gifted. It saw corruption, power, arrogance and greed continue to ruin any attempt to make things better. It was brutal and yet there was also human perseverance for good, too.
Overall, this was a well-written, fast-paced and thought-provoking read with an amazing sense of place and characters that were intriguing and believable - thus making it a compelling tale.