The End of the World Running Club

The End of the World Running Club

Book - 2017
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Follows the experiences of a man stranded on the wrong side of the country who pushes his limits to traverse more than five hundred miles of devastated wasteland to return to his family.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781492656029
Characteristics: 456 pages ; 21 cm


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BPLAdultLibrarians Nov 02, 2015

This remarkable debut is the story of an unimpressive, lazy man who is completely unprepared for the end of the world and will do anything, including running, to be reunited with his family.

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Oct 18, 2018

An interesting take on life after the world changes drastically, with interesting insights on running and endurance. An enjoyable and interesting addition to the post-apocalyptic genre.

Apr 15, 2018

I like post-apocalypse fiction that is done well. This one is great and is quite funny at times. Good read.

Jan 22, 2018

Enjoyable story and characters. Believable.

Nov 11, 2017

Another post-apocalyptic novel but this one sets itself apart from many others with memorable characters. Add sharp insights into human nature and defying some tropes, by taking them head on and subverting them, and Adrian Walker has crafted a superior story.

This is a story with layers that allow readers to imbue the story with their perceptions and invites discussion.

Loved it!


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RDPL_AdultFiction Nov 20, 2017

"...we don't grow up; we grow over, like weeds orver new grass."

RDPL_AdultFiction Nov 20, 2017

In the end, I thought, this is how we all end up: running alone through our own wilderness, the landscape of disjointed events that form our lives, with nobody to make sense of it but ourselves. The road is ours, and ours alone."

RDPL_AdultFiction Nov 20, 2017

"...the truth doesn't really have any words of its own. They're not enough, see? Stories work - good stories - because they make you feel something like how the truth would make you feel if you could hear it."

RDPL_AdultFiction Nov 20, 2017

"He realized this resistance was like a shadow, and the darker the shadow was, the brighter the light shone. It was a part of me, and it would always be with me. When it was at its strongest, when things seemed to be at their worst, that's when the brightest hope could be found."


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