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Top Customer Reviews
Based on the title and limited description, I was expecting your typical end-of-the-world novel ala "One Second After" or "Light's Out". Because of this, it took me a couple of chapters to become comfortable in this author's world.
However, this book is closer to the spiritual journey you are taken on by "The Stand" with maybe a little "Siddhartha", "Chronicles of Narnia", or "Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit" thrown in for good measure. Not that Joel Varty's "How the World Ends" is anything like those books in regards to story line, but this book makes me THINK and PONDER like those books have.
"How the World Ends" is a story of life, wandering and rebirth with biblical symbolism thrown in for good measure. I'm sure that if I was better versed in the Bible, I would get even more out of this story.
If you are looking for gun battles and mutant zombie bikers, you will not like this book. Go get yourself a copy of James Wesley, Rawls latest fiction book, "Survivors" or "Grid Down Reality Bites" by Bruce Buckshot Hemming.
If you enjoy reading books that make you ponder for days later--why are we here, what does it mean to have a soul, what is our purpose in life, why does anything matter--then you will probably enjoy the journey this book takes you on.
Cons--I believe that this story should be tagged differently so that people are not confused by what this book has to offer. Again, I see this as a little further down the spiritual path than The Stand.
Also, there were a few--very, very few--minor grammatical errors. These in no way impede the story and would be cleaned up with another edit.
I am very glad I had a chance to read this story and I will be pondering its many meanings for months and years to come.
NO. What this amazing story DID do, however, was open my eyes a little wider and provoke me to THINK more about how things could actually go - whether it be 10-20 years from now... or, later on this afternoon. More importantly, it made me ponder what we as humans are capable of overcoming with faith, hope and love.
Read this book - I promise you, you will come away from it with a better understanding of life as we know it, life as it could one day be, and what will always be truely valuable to humankind.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started the book a month ago but found it to be rather odd and not my type of book. However I picked it up two weeks ago and it finally drew me in. Read morePublished on June 3, 2014 by Anna
This book is a good read! I found the storyline easy to follow because it was told from the viewpoints of the different characters, which helped. Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by Roxy
it was very interesting how the author came full circle with his story without losing his way. good read and worth the ridePublished on March 4, 2013 by Allen Leaird
I purchased this book based on an Amazon recommendation and the featured reviews stating it was 5 star and claiming that it was as good at Stephen Kings The Stand. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by Duncan
I had to force myself to finish this book,after reading a reviews stating that this book should be on the shelf next to the stand I bought it, the only thing I can say is buyer... Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by Jeffrey Hobbs