Open Mic Night at the End of the World
The end of the world was supposed to come with zombies attached, or maybe a flying meteor, but Dell finds that the reality is much less exciting—and infinitely lonelier.
In the wake of a virus that decimated the population, the place she calls home has turned into a ghost town. She hasn’t talked to anyone but her cat in weeks and finding an unopened bag of chips while looti...more
Sometimes you bury the last of the potatoes with full military honors because they're too decayed to eat, and sometimes they grow. Sometimes you find fireworks in the abandoned grocery store and write your name with sparklers to try to remember--who you are, why you are. Sometimes it turns out there's more than one of you, and reasons large and small to keep going.
Written with a darkly humorous voice and often-relatable references to everything from anxi ...more
When you think about a book about the apocalypse, you think zombies or fiery meteors coming to destroy the earth, but you don't really think of the peaceable ambiance that Open Mic Night provides. It was extremely odd to read, because the word 'apocalypse' alone makes me think of horrendous deaths and destruction to every living animal. So, right off the bat, Meyers establishes a unique mood to a fairly common plot that has been a bit overdone. B ...more
The apocalypse happens, and it's very boring. In fact, the main character missed it entirely and finds herself one of the only people left alive on Earth.
Though sad at times, this is adorable and funny and sweet. Like the show Last Man on Earth without all the fart jokes. ...more
Pretty interesting read about end of the world. At first I was getting a bit bored when it was just Dell, but then John appeared, and well, I was more into it after there were two of them :)
PS: Not a romance though...
So now I stand around at the graveside and say the words (He was a great friend. I’ll never forget him. I’ll m ...more
We first meet Dell in her sad wandering around her desert city, after everyone has died or disappeared. She thinks about what might be happening elsewhere, who might be dead or alive, struggling to find food, and being rightfully anxious about her situation.
“There c ...more
> That’s the thing about the End of the World. It doesn’t send out Save the Date cards before it destroys everything.
> He has a scruffy kind of beard and he’s wearing a pl ...more
John w ...more
The greatest fucking thing in the world has to be when you don't expect much from a book but it ends up being amazing.
I can't say there's something about this novella that I didn't like. The writing style was relatable and fresh and hilarious and deep at the same time. It felt real. The vibes this gave off were A+, from the loneliness to the found family (including ...more