I got this book to hear Frank Muller and knew nothing about Lonesome dove. My advice would be to start at "Dead Man's Walk", the prequel to this book. But this book did stand on it's own feet.
Two stars because I like how rich the carny language was researched. Otherwise this "mystery" was not even Scooby-Do quality.
I liked it better when the author (or Mike) was just as horrified as I was. He still has half his soul, you would think he would be at least half as sickened and outraged at all the atrocities around him. The character has been through alot, but I believe it was a bad decision to have him write hour after hour on violence against children and infants with such detail!
Yes, horror against children happens as frequently (if not more) and there is no reason it can't be part of a story, but in my opinion the descriptions were just to much and too frequent in this installment for me to have a chance at enjoying it.
This book is truly timeless. I had no idea it was an "oldie" until I read some of the reviews so don't let that detour you. It is brilliantly ended yet leaves you wanting more.
Here is a handbook on how problems are best solved locally and directly by the people they effect or people who choose to get involved. My mind was racing as I thought through the potential of actually implementing the ideas from this book. It was very uplifting....
If only we looked to ourselves for the solution. Regrettably, more government is always the solution to the issues created by large government and we the people can't be expected to be held responsible for our own lives when there exists at least a percentage doing better. We have all become VERY generous with other people's money. "Let the government or the rich solve that" is now the default solution to every problem. What an eye opener.
If you like Zombie books I recommend these ones mostly because of how real the main character is and how much like you he might be. This story is about an ocd guy who loved the idea and planned for a zombie Apocalypse for years before it happened. It is horrifying and fun to follow this puking-shaking yet manly germ-a-phoebe though the first days as his "dream/nightmare" comes true.
This book reveals Bean's true legacy King Lear style. I only wish it were longer.
Don't pass by this book because you've seen too many movies of it.
This book is surprisingly not like those movies.
Now I'm thinking those movies had other agendas. Listen and you might know what I mean. Stop trying to change history! Bad stuff happened and still happens.
This books started sooooo awesome with fire and blood and explosions! YA! But then 2 boys like her and she doesn't know what to do and it made me sad :( YOU RUINED IT! (crying goes here)
I swear that this reader has a chicken bone in his mouth through the entire book. And if he's not eating something, he is thinking about it. And now that I've said something, that is all you will be able to hear too. You're welcome! Does he slurp? SNIFF? Salivate, and then eventually swallow it all? You betcha!! But, the story is so cool that I'll have to listen to it all again. Sick!
Listen to this book at 1.5 speed. It is much better that way and far less depressing.
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