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- Print Length: 298 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 21, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004XNNGDS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #452,641 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Selection Event Kindle Edition
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But with Wayne Wightman's novel Selection Event that was not the case. This book is so engrossing that, I think even if the editing was horrible, I would still have been captivated by it. The characters are so rich and full you almost feel like they are someone you've known all your life.
Haven't you wished on occasion that you could just go underground by yourself for a year - not have to make anyone happy, not have to wake up a child (or husband/wife) that doesn't want to get up to face the day, not have to make any decisions for anyone other than yourself - oh, how tempting it sounds. So when Martin Lake came up from his below-ground home of more than 14 months I was hooked. I had to stick around to see how he handled that much aloneness and what would happen when he finds out he's still going to be pretty much alone - at least for a little while. Who knows, maybe someday...?
There are dozens of surprises in this book - starting with the giraffe; then the dog that waits patiently for his masters to come get him, or to give him water and food. You heart will almost break for this little pooch - until you realize that some things do work out right; also, the hippie on the motorcycle that becomes a devoted friend to Martin. I think I could have fallen in love with him - he has so much heart.
I'm not going to give away everything - you have to read the book for that. And believe me you won't be disappointed. I've only just discovered Mr. Wightman but I've already read Selection Event and Hunger and Thirst, which I also loved. But, I'll leave that one for you to discover on your own. My advice - don't miss either one of them because they are among the very best of the genre.
What a drag it was, he just interupts the flow of the story with some childish attack on religion or political bias, i could care less about either but if a book has either let it develop properly into the plot with a informed and educated judgement,some great post apocalyptic classics such as "Swan Song" or "Lucifers hammer" handled it perfectly by entwining religion and good vs bad aspects, this Selection event just annoyed me so much i was jumping chapters and then of course the diaspointment sets in!
Well i truly beleive this story could have made 4 or 5 stars but i reakon the authors own self serving opinions pretty well killed the story, its like the book "Patriots"(written by some nutjob called james wesley rawles) but in a reverse aspect!
I do love the dog and cat in the story so they get a star!!
Nevertheless, I felt the characters could have been presented as "stronger", especially for Martin. How many times does a person have to be threatened for their life before they realize they need to "cowboy up" and start being a lot more cautious and straightforward in dealing with the left over dirt bags of the world? Naivety is one thing, being completely complacent towards threatening words and actions is another.
Although the author brings Martin around to defending himself and those he is involved with, the author doesn't maintain Martin with a defensive mindset. It seemed to me the author was more concerned about Martin wanting to befriend the remaining survivors, wherever/whoever they may be. I can understand not wanting to be alone and desiring to seek out 'others', however, there doesn't seem to be any discretion in doing so. If someone appeared or showed themselves, it was a good day and no other concerns were attributed to that appearance until later on.
After having to deal with Cortiz, the author eventually brings Martin and his companions to meeting Joshua and his off the wall group. You would think that Martin would have used more caution after dealing with Cortiz, but no, the author portrays Martin once again as naive, although mistrusting. Even so, how many times are you going to give a proven screwball a chance to take you out? Winch had the right mindset all along. But once again, the author changed Martin's mindset...Read more ›
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Not a bad read, but it was really a rewrite of the classic, "The Earth Abides." The parallels are many, even to the point where the name of the main character's dog in this book is... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Hank Reardon
Well paced, insightful. Convincing characters. Sadly realistic but still hopeful. An old story retold well. I'd love to read a sequel.Published 13 months ago by Thomas R. Boxleiter
I read about 15 pages. Not as good as many other novels of the type, most of which are amateur efforts that don't compare well to professional writing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by steamduck43
It is such a breath of fresh air in this time of "self-publishing" to find an author who can play the English language like a finely tuned harp! Thank you Wayne! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Scott M
The author gets you invested in his characters and they become your friends as they go through their trials . A down to earth apocalyptic read.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
The basic story is how the main character started out being one kind of person but situations and circumstance turned him into somebody he didn't expect, or necessarily want, to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Becky Lawson
This is an enjoyable interpretation of the post apocalyptic genre. The protagonist is likable and the story proceeds at a good clip without getting too predictable. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sk3ptik0n
If this were to really happen, I can see the survivors having all this happen. The fact that religious and racist fanatics also survive is just like the last straw, after having... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
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