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Painful

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Just goes on and on and on and on. I kept thinking surely this will get interesting. It's just a depressing story about depressed people who are like 17 years old and already so damaged that they must as well just become alcoholics. I finished it out of desperation, hoping there would be something redeemable in the end. But I was wrong.

Love during the Apocalypse

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Imagine going back to hunting and gathering to survive and throw in cloudy gray skies, ash filled snow and freezing temperatures ! Unlike the pessimism of The Road, the book is hopeful and it is also a unique love story. Not one which starts with a sexual attraction but with a need to trust and rely on another human to survive. I loved the way both protagonists fell under each other's "spell" and ultimately fell in love based on mutual experiences where they had to rely on each other. It really was an amazing tale and I felt lost for a bit when it ended. Kept me running long distances and not minding traffic jams! That's why I love someone telling me a tale....to escape!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

You can't be serious

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-17

NO SEQUEL! It's a great story but only half told and looks like you'll have to wait "forever" to find out the ending since it was written in 2011 and 6 years later, no ending. I will tell you how it ends----on next review.

The true spirit of rebellion!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-12

I remember the first time struggling with my Apple IIc to get on telnet ( pre-browser without GUI)...and typing with someone from India. The book captures the entire spirit of what it is like to live in a cerebral world in the middle of a deteriorating socio-economic system. Never underestimate the mind of a motivated kid!!! It has a happy ending which was nice, though probably unrealistic. We live today in a corporate spider web, all our tools of technology have a hidden side---we ignore it usually or forget about it, but it is real just the same. This book brings the hidden side to the forefront, it is a work of absolute genius.

After reading or listening to this, make sure you read or listen to Cory Doctorow's "Little Brother" ---both of these authors have captured something that will change your perspective and realign you a bit closer to reality.

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Don't Buy this

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-07

This is the absolute worst way to learn a language. It is randomly chosen vocabulary words without contrast, spoken without clear enunciation and annoying muzak in the background. By the time you begin to pronounce one word, the next is fired at you. In addition the words are often rediculous....phrases like "the hope". the chainsaw......

5 of 5 people found this review helpful