The End of the World Running Club

The End of the World Running Club

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Edgar Hill is thirty-five and caught in his own headlock. Overweight slob, under-performing husband, and reluctant father—for Ed, the world may as well have already ended. So when it does end in a catastrophic asteroid strike and Edgar and his family find refuge in an Edinburgh army barracks, it comes as something of a relief.But nothing's ever that simple. Returning from a salvage run in the city, Edgar finds his family gone, taken to the south coast for evacuation by an international task force. Suddenly he finds himself facing a grueling journey on foot across a devastated United Kingdom. Edgar must race against time and overcome his own shortcomings, not to mention hundred mile canyons and a heavily flooded west coast, to find the people he loves before he loses them forever. A vivid, gripping story of hope, long-distance running, and how we break the limits of our own endurance
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2017]
ISBN: 9781492656029
149265602X
Branch Call Number: FIC Walk
Characteristics: 456 pages

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RDPL_AdultFiction Nov 20, 2017

"...we don't grow up; we grow over, like weeds orver new grass."

RDPL_AdultFiction Nov 20, 2017

In the end, I thought, this is how we all end up: running alone through our own wilderness, the landscape of disjointed events that form our lives, with nobody to make sense of it but ourselves. The road is ours, and ours alone."

RDPL_AdultFiction Nov 20, 2017

"...the truth doesn't really have any words of its own. They're not enough, see? Stories work - good stories - because they make you feel something like how the truth would make you feel if you could hear it."

RDPL_AdultFiction Nov 20, 2017

"He realized this resistance was like a shadow, and the darker the shadow was, the brighter the light shone. It was a part of me, and it would always be with me. When it was at its strongest, when things seemed to be at their worst, that's when the brightest hope could be found."

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mrskettle
Apr 15, 2018

I like post-apocalypse fiction that is done well. This one is great and is quite funny at times. Good read.

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Voodoochick
Jan 22, 2018

Enjoyable story and characters. Believable.

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LouWSytsma
Nov 11, 2017

Another post-apocalyptic novel but this one sets itself apart from many others with memorable characters. Add sharp insights into human nature and defying some tropes, by taking them head on and subverting them, and Adrian Walker has crafted a superior story.

This is a story with layers that allow readers to imbue the story with their perceptions and invites discussion.

Loved it!

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