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The Late Bloomer

Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
2.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The world experiences an abrupt and unthinkable cataclysm on the morning of October 29, 2018. Kevin March, high school band trombonist and wannabe writer playing hooky, is witness to its beginning. To stay alive, Kevin embarks on a journey that promises to change everything yet again. On his journey, into a digital recorder he chronicles his experiences at the end of his world. This book is a transcript of that recording.

Depicting an unspeakable apocalypse unlike any seen in fiction - there are no zombies, viruses or virals, no doomsday asteroid, no aliens, no environmental cataclysm, no nuclear holocaust - with a Holden Caulfieldesque protagonist at his world’s end, The Late Bloomer is both a companion piece to Lord of the Flies and a Bradburyian Halloween tale.

The Late Bloomer is harrowing, grim, and poignant in the way of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Told in Kevin March’s singular and unforgettable voice, delivering a gripping narrative with an unsparing climax as moving as it is terrifying, The Late Bloomer defies expectations of the genre and will haunt those who listen to it.

©2018 Mark Falkin (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Could have been a great book

Awesome premise, but the ending left me cold and with way too many questions. Wish I had chose something else.

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Too bad, I really wanted to finish it.

A very interesting and unique take on a tired and old genre that unfortunately was hijacked by the author’s need to impress the reader or maybe himself. This is sad because I really did want to hear the whole story but could not stop rolling my eyes and shutting it off. It should have been called “Vocabulary Super Hero” or “Annoying High School Poet”.