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The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse (Kelly Driscoll Series #1)

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  73 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
When hundreds of fallen angels and dimension-hopping monsters take over a highrise condo building, a down-on-her-luck bounty hunter must team up with an unlikely group of allies to prevent the apocalypse.

Kelly Driscoll tracks down monsters for a living, but the job isn't what it used to be. Vampire hunters are the new big thing, but Kelly doesn't swing that way. When a rec
ebook, 292 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Curiosity Quills Press
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Dec 15, 2012 Katy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of surrealism, bizarro, silly
Recommended to Katy by: Curiosity Quills
Shelves: ebook
Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy Reading Level: Adult

Disclosure: I received a free ebook copy of this text from Curiosity Quills (the publisher) in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: When hundreds of fallen angels and dimension-hopping monsters take over a highrise condo building, a down-on-her-luck bounty hunter must team up with an unlikely group of allies to prevent the apocalypse.

Kelly Driscoll tracks down monsters for a living, but the job isn't what it used to be. Vampire hunters are
Darth Fierce

I knew before I started reading this that it was going to be one strange book.

What did I expect? I played it safe and went in expecting NOTHING.

Because of that, I was rewarded with a very fun abnormal read (that's Abby Normal for those of you in the know).


It only took a few pages to realize that author Nina Post's sense of humor was a grab bag mix of dry, black, offbeat, wicked, and bizarre, with bits of slapstick, all mashed up together with her love of everything from Looney Tunes to Horror, t
Jessa Russo
Sep 28, 2012 Jessa Russo rated it really liked it
I didn't know what to think of LAST CONDO BOARD at first. I didn't even understand the title. In truth, I was scratching my head for the first few chapters. But luckily, I kept going, and this turned out to be unlike ANYTHING I've ever read before.

Nina Post has a fantastic dry sense of humor. I imagine that she's the kind of person who can tell a joke and have people stare back at her blankly, in a room full of silence - except for the small few that get her joke. Those are the ones who will be
David Peterson
Nov 13, 2012 David Peterson rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure what I was expecting from The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse, but the title was amusing, so I assumed the book would follow suit. Little did I expect how on the head Nina Post would hit my humor nail.

The Last CB of the A is about a woman (Kelly Driscoll) who's been hired to track down a fallen angel who will most likely destroy Earth, but the plot is actually more of a detail—a vehicle for Post's wit, which takes center stage in this book. Usually the term "dream logic" (and so
The Haunted Reading Room {Cthulhu Down the Chimney Tonight}
Review: Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse by Nina Post

This novel is an absolute gem!! I totally enjoyed every moment and every sentence. What a freewheeling world is Pothole City, the setting! It has practically everything, including an interdimensional portal admitting all kinds of monsters; a 500-unit condo complex with the amenities, which is confinement for a host of fallen angels; the lazy, good-for-nothing Destroying Angel of the Apocalypse; the CluckSnack Holding Company, purveyor of foo
I really enjoyed The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse. I am usually a strictly YA reader but this book was a change. The author writes with a "well what can possibly happen next" attitude. The story is based around our heroine, Kelly, a finder of lost things (paintings, monsters, fallen angels, etc.) and her hunt for a fallen angel who lives in the Amenity Hotel who is about to start the Apocalypse. This is a very light, extremely funny, quick read. There's no angst or overwrought worry. It's ...more
Feb 17, 2012 Mieneke rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2012
Nina Post's debut novel, The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse is a fun book, which definitely needs to be read tongue in cheek. I don't know whether it was written that way, but I think it definitely needs to be read as such. There are some flaws to the book, but they didn't lessen my enjoyment of it too much. While the reads very quickly and easily, some elements get dropped into the plot rather suddenly and without explanation. Though, on further pondering, it isn't so much that the plot is ...more
Mar 25, 2012 Johanna rated it really liked it
I read this book and I loved it. It's funny. I laughed a lot at all the intricate jokes spread throughout the story. A real awesome job by Nina Post.

I must point out a few downfalls though. The read is very quick and easy, but some elements get dropped into the plot without explanation and it caused me to wonder whether I was the one not paying attention or the author missed a few transitions along the way. I don't think the plot is messy because I understood the main storyline. There are a lot
Mar 05, 2012 Megs rated it liked it
Please don't read this book if you don't have a sense of humour. The people who will enjoy this book the most are those people with a zany, off-kilter sense of humour.

I really loved the idea of this book. A bunch of fallen angels and monsters trying to exist within the confines of a condo. Having recently moved to a condo for the first time and now having to deal with condo regulations etc, I can see where this could become very funny. Add a kick-butt female lead and a whole lotta random and you
Matt Braymiller
Aug 02, 2016 Matt Braymiller rated it liked it
I picked this up because I wanted to read the next one in the series, based off a synopsis blurb I read. I think I may have been better off starting with that volume over this one.

I was in the mood for something nonsensical a la Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett. This book has elements of both, and I like the main character very much. BUT, this was much longer than it needed to be. The world building could have been extended into the next and subsequent books. Here it feels a bit forced. Yes, I k
Mar 29, 2012 Maxine rated it liked it
As urban fantasies go, The last Condo Board of the Apocalypse has got to be one of the oddest. That is not a criticism - it is odd in a very good way. The story is both unique and very, very funny.

My one criticism of the book is the number of secondary characters - there were so many and so many of the names were similar that, at times, I found it confusing but, once i realized that the names really weren't that important, I was able to relax and enjoy this tumble down the rabbit hole or, in th
Rebecca McNutt
Jun 20, 2016 Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it
This was one of the most exciting and compelling little books I've read in quite a while. Often hilarious and very creative, it's one that no reader will ever forget.
Mar 08, 2013 Nikki rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2013
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To be honest, I wasn't sure how I was going to write this review because Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse was, by far, the strangest book I've ever read. And it wasn't just strange, it was, like, really bad acid trip strange. The entire time I contemplated banishing it to the dreaded DNF pile because I had no idea what the hell was going on. But for some reason, I couldn't. Every time I thought I wanted out, it sucked me right back in. And here's the odd thing --- t
Fangs for the Fantasy
Jan 12, 2013 Fangs for the Fantasy rated it did not like it
The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse is an urban fantasy novel dealing with demons, fallen angels and an interesting array of monsters. Kelly Drisoll has been hired by Destroying Angel of the Apocalypse to track down a rival angel. This search takes her to Amenity Towers, which houses earthbound angels and all manner of monsters. To carry out her investigation, Kelly dons a multitude of disguises and claims to be various professions. She is given two days to carry out her task and with ...more
Sep 20, 2013 Fel rated it it was amazing
In The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse, monster hunter Kelly Driscoll is hired (by the Destroying Angel of the Apocalypse) to locate a fugitive fallen angel and prevent the apocalypse. To find this angel, Kelly must search Amenity Tower a downtown high-rise that has become home to fallen angels and interdimensional creatures who fell through the galactic cracks.

Along the way Kelly meets some crazy creatures including a single purpose angel who lost seventy holy pencils when he nervously threw
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How did we end up here?

Curiosity Quills, publisher of my beloved STEIN & CANDLE books, had a sale around the new year but the titles weren’t available for me to buy for my device. An email later and I had a pile of digital books in my inbox, THE LAST CONDO BOARD OF THE APOCALYPSE being one of them.

I like funky books. Sean Beaudoin is one of my favorite residents of Funky Town and his books span the gamut from total mind fuck to quirktastic. So yeah, LAST CONDO sounded a bit out there but I l
J. Miles Wagner
Mar 31, 2014 J. Miles Wagner rated it it was amazing
Kelly Driscoll is a bounty hunter. The kind that is comfortable with monsters, demons, angels, and all sorts of nasties. After accepting a job from the Destroying Angel of the Apocalypse, she has to find an unspecified fallen angel that is trying to escape from Amenity Towers, the nicest high-rise condo in Pothole City. The End of the World is on the line. Fortunately, Kelly has at her disposal a disguise kit, some lesser angels, an expense account, and more than a few bags of Cluck Snack Brand ...more
Lucy Saint-smith
Dec 19, 2014 Lucy Saint-smith rated it really liked it
Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse is a slightly confusing comic-fantasy-detective story written in the hardboiled style. Kelly Driscoll is a private detective/monster hunter who is hired to find an angel bent on ending the world. The angel is living in a tower block full of fallen angels who are bound to the building, so they cannot leave it. They therefore spend all their time having committee meetings about small things and watching the television show that the building manager records.
I li
Normally I only review novels that will be published in the near future or have just been published, but every once in a while I run across a book that I can’t resist. When I saw The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse by Nina Post, I cracked up. Anyone who lives in a condo, or knows someone who serves on a condo board, would probably have had a similar reaction. And then I took a close look at the book cover. Needless to say I had to find out what kind of whack-a-doodle story was inside. I ...more
Jan 09, 2013 Sunny rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I can only classify this book as fascinating. I'm surprised I have just heard of it now. It is what I have been looking for in my reading adventures revolving around fantasy. Comedy, violence, bumbling fallen angels, mystery, all into one. The angels are more like demons but isn't there a fine line between a fallen angel and a demon? The Angel of Destruction? Mere mortals would see that angel as a demon, tired guardian angels, obsessive, single-minded angels, and what the Cluck is in that snack ...more
Beth Cato
I received this ARC through NetGalley, and stopped reading at 26%.

The book has a lot of promise. It's a wacky urban fantasy, featuring a condominium complex where fallen angels are bound, and where a board holds daily meetings to plot the demise of the world. It's laugh out loud funny at times, but chapter after chapter, it felt like an endless stream of weirdness without a coherent plot to tie everything together. Really, I can see this as a fantastic setting for short stories. But as a novel?
Aug 14, 2013 Terryann rated it really liked it
this book is absurd and bizarre. and fun. a bounty hunter is sent to a building to hunt out a fallen angel. the angel is bound with other angels and monsters to the condo building for pissing someone off. the bounty hunter's disguises alone are worth the read. very slapstick with lots of puns and a douglas adams-ish slant to it.
Philip McClimon
Nov 04, 2014 Philip McClimon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was a quirky little story. It definitely puts setting over plot as the main storyline meanders through an immersive world of fun weirdness. I read this book quickly because it was just a fun ride through a well developed world. Lots of satire and humor make this a worthy read. Looking forward to the sequel.
Ginny Lurcock
Its good, but it tries too hard to do too much.

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Terrific imaginative romp through a building filled with angels and monsters, and if that isn't bad enough, a true condo board from hell. Looking forward to future entries in the series. If you enjoy A. Lee Martinez, you'll love this!
Feb 01, 2014 Nims rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
Kind of hectic, just what you might expect when dealing with some clever fallen angels. Funny and unique.
David Chittenden
Oct 07, 2013 David Chittenden rated it liked it
This is cute, light and easy read. It is confusing for the first few chapters, but if one sticks with it, things fall into place.
Feb 13, 2015 Jasper rated it it was ok
I generally like this kind of absurdist humor, but found this book to be rambling, patchwork and frankly just boring.
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Nina Post is the author of seven novels, including The Zaanics Deceit, Danger in Cat World, Extra Credit Epidemic, The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse, The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse, and One Ghost Per Serving. She lives in Seattle.
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Kelly Driscoll Series (3 books)
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