About the Book
ASIN : B08B3NP4LJ
Publisher : John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 25, 2021)
Publication date : May 25, 2021
Language : English
File size : 6971 KB
This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whatever.
The whateverpocalypse. That’s what Touré, a twenty-something Cambridge coder, calls it after waking up one morning to find himself seemingly the only person left in the city. Once he finds Robbie and Carol, two equally disoriented Harvard freshmen, he realizes he isn’t alone, but the name sticks: Whateverpocalypse. But it doesn’t explain where everyone went. It doesn’t explain how the city became overgrown with vegetation in the space of a night. Or how wild animals with no fear of humans came to roam the streets.
Add freakish weather to the mix, swings of temperature that spawn tornadoes one minute and snowstorms the next, and it seems things can’t get much weirder. Yet even as a handful of new survivors appear—Paul, a preacher as quick with a gun as a Bible verse; Win, a young professional with a horse; Bethany, a thirteen-year-old juvenile delinquent; and Ananda, an MIT astrophysics adjunct—life in Cambridge, Massachusetts gets stranger and stranger.
The self-styled Apocalypse Seven are tired of questions with no answers. Tired of being hunted by things seen and unseen. Now, armed with curiosity, desperation, a shotgun, and a bow, they become the hunters. And that’s when things truly get weird.
Praise for The Apocalypse Seven“Doucette’s ’seven’ aren’t just ‘magnificent’—they’re also entertaining as hell.” —Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of the Infected Trilogy
“The adventure I’ve been looking for! Never once did I know what to expect, and I loved being proved wrong at every turn. Far more mind-bending than a book this fun has any right to be.” —Zack Jordan, author of The Last Human
“[A] riveting postapocalyptic outing… Doucette’s vibrant prose and unique premise make for an enticing adventure.” —Publishers Weekly
You know, I’ve been *complaining* about a lack of post apocalyptic/dystopian works lately and lo and behold this book fell right into my lap. And boy oh boy was it a mind twisting amazing ride for my parched from this genre brain. I mean there was just so much this book delivered and it also had something unique and different from all of the stories that fall into this category out there.
Usually I’m…. selective… with what characters I like. And with a book that features seven main characters I would expect myself to have a few that made me roll my eyes or want to skip over their parts (I know, I know, I’m picky). But with this book I didn’t feel that way and looked forward to what each character would unfold in the story. And I think it was in part because of how complex the story way. But it really worked and I fell into needing to find out what is going to happen and what the heck already happened.
This book was honestly just what I needed. It filled a gap in genres that I’ve been desperately needing filled and at the same time provided me with something new. And it was definitely one that I didn’t want to put down!
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