Kyle's Reviews > Wanderers
Jun 05, 2019
Read 3 times. Last read June 5, 2019 to June 21, 2019.
Thank you to Mr. Wendig, Del Rey, and NetGalley for the opputunit to read an advance reader copy of the EPIC Summer Read that is "The Wanderers" When I say epic, I mean huge! This book may have even weighed my Kindle down! While it is a big tale, I found it very readable. This book is often mentioned along with The Stand, and while there are some similarities, it is a difficult comparison, especially with a legendary piece of work by Mr. King. I found it more similar to The Passage by Justin Cronin, without the vampires? By the way, I never like to be too specific with plot points or characters in a new book, its better that way! The Wanderers is in the Sci / FI Apocalyptic end times genre, which along with a large group of people (zombies) I am a fan of. Like most Apocalypse novels there are the underlying themes of Morality, violence, and religion. I thought Mr. Wendig did a good job of touching on those themes, without becoming too heavy handed. There are times that the political soapbox is not as transparent, but for the most part handled well. The scientific research was done well and provided a strong base for the story and for the characters to develop. Speaking of characters there are several, so that can be a challenge to some readers to keep up, or like all of them.The shifting points of view in such a large novel can be difficult, but not impossible. Like I mentioned earlier, the novel is readable. The book is set to be released on July 2, 2019. I think it would be a great book to enjoy over a long holiday and vacation this summer! Thanks again to everyone. Happy Reading and Happy Summer! #thewanderers #netgalley
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