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The Oblivion Society by Marcus Alexander Hart
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Mar 20, 2012

it was ok
Read from February 28 to March 20, 2012

** spoiler alert ** So... I wanted to like this book more than I did. Interesting story line, new author... but it had too many flaws that I could not overlook in the long run.

Spoilers ahead...

First of all - the character Trent was more than obnoxious. He was unforgivably obnoxious and yes, I get he was suppose to be this way but really? The women put up with him for that long with castrating him? I was *more* insulted by the fact that they put up with him than by his behavior by the end of the book. He alone could have ruined the story for me. He had NO redeeming qualities and for going through such a serious, life-threatening experience, he learned nothing and I find this way too unbelievable. His character brought nothing to the story except frustration.

Second of all - really, they drove halfway across the country and found only one other person alive? Um, yea. No. Four random people in one small town in Florida could survive but they found no other survivors on their way from Florida to DC? Sorry, could not suspend my disbelief that long. I understand the concept of nuclear annihilation but there are typically more survivors (ever read Cormac McCarthy's The Road?).

Those two issues really ruined it for me. And the way he wrapped up the story (yea, it involved Trent) was laughably ridiculous. I knew the book was meant to be humorous - and it was at times - but really? I was anxious for it to end just so I could move on and start a new book. It's a shame because I did like the other characters in the book.

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