The Dead Lands

The Dead Lands

A Novel

Large Print - 2015
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A post-apocalyptic reimagining of Lewis and Clark's epic journey is set in a world decimated by a superflu and nuclear fallout, where two explorers investigate rumors of a land with growing crops, plentiful rain, and a dangerous rising army.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781455582044
1455582042
Branch Call Number: LPF PERCY, BENJAMIN
PS3616.E72 D43 2015b
Characteristics: 601 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
large print.,rda

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Matthew412
Mar 18, 2017

The book premise had the potential to achieve equal footing with King's "The Stand". But there is a difference between a storyteller, author and writer. A storyteller draws the reader in, an author can aspire to have written something of note, and a writer puts pen to paper. This book started off with much promise, but failed to deliver.

AL_LESLEY Nov 09, 2016

Post viral epidemic nuclear meltdown apocalypse, yet still somehow quite fun!, re-imagining of Lewis and Clark's expedition with great villains and great heroes and great action. Sometimes silly and cartoonish (giant bats? why not?) but always vividly described and easy to see in your head while reading. A fun story for a fun reader.

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Marge2015
Apr 14, 2016

Entertaining but no surprises. Many unanswered questions, and a silly ending. The parody of the Lewis and Clarke expedition is what forced the ending and feels completely tacked on and unsatisfying. An easy read if you want to coast along.

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