One By One

One By One Product DescriptionFor Peter the end of civilization begins quietly with the disappearance of his mother At the police station he learns that thousands of others have gone mysteriously missing overni

  • Title: One By One
  • Author: Phil Tucker
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Product DescriptionFor Peter, the end of civilization begins quietly with the disappearance of his mother At the police station he learns that thousands of others have gone mysteriously missing overnight, and that tens of millions are vanishing daily across the globe Without explanation humanity finds itself facing its final year on the planet, and it is only then tProduct DescriptionFor Peter, the end of civilization begins quietly with the disappearance of his mother At the police station he learns that thousands of others have gone mysteriously missing overnight, and that tens of millions are vanishing daily across the globe Without explanation humanity finds itself facing its final year on the planet, and it is only then that Peter falls in love.Her name is Sophia, and though both are haunted by loss they find in each other a passion that is as real as it is worth fighting for As the government buckles and then collapses, as the darkest registers of human nature are sounded and a brutal demagogue rises to lead a reign of terror, they strive to find meaning and purpose in a world that is bereft of all certainties but one that they too are fated to disappear.

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    1. This book was an #SPFBO one and I must admit it was quite different from what I had expected it to be. I would class this as a dystopia, kind of in the same style as 1984 by Orwell, as it's focused on a world where humanity faces the disappearance of many of its number. There are vast amounts of people who just seem to vanish into thin air, our main character's mother is one of the earlier ones to goWe follow Peter and later Sophia, they are two of the population who haven't yet vanished, but as [...]

    2. This review was brought to you by Maleficent at Witchy ReviewsAwesome sentence structure. It was a refreshing read that didn't make me wish (only for a moment) that I was a pre-teen or YA fantasy reader just so I could relate to the author's motives.The title refers to civilization disappearing one by one and how those remaining are left to cope. You'll read about a grieving son, a heartless dictator, and a faithful man of god. You'll read about commitments failing and relationships at their wea [...]

    3. Interesting twist on the collapse of civilization, which is a theme I generally find entertaining. Unfortunately, while there were some interesting twists in this storyline, there seemed no resolution at the end. I personally found the ending both unpleasant and grim.If I want grim reality, I watch the evening news. I read for entertainment and I definitely was not entertained by this book. Very much not my personal choice in reading entertainment and I must confess to doing a lot of skimming in [...]

    4. The book had a lot of promise. The plot was intriguing was didn't really pay off. The story was set in the U.S yet sounded British. There were very long passages where either a character rambled or there were descriptive paragraphs that ran on.If the pacing were snappier and the story had a resolution I might be able to recommend it.

    5. Grade: BL/C Ratio: 60% Literary / 40% CommercialThematic Breakdown:35% - Social dynamics30% - Philosophy20% - Apocalypse10% - Romance 5% - ReligionAddictiveness: MediumMovie Potential: 1 Thumb UpRe-readability: LowBy their nature, stories about the end of the world must carry a grim tone to some degree. In One By One, Phil Tucker presents an especially bleak apocalyptic vision. The human population is slowly vanishing, and hoping for a happy ending is a foolish exercise.Tucker is less interested [...]

    6. One by one is a bleak outlook on how humanity would handle a crisis of global proportions. The book starts out with the disappearance of Peter's mother, and quickly unfolds to the vanishing of billions of people across the world. One by one, everyone will disappear when no one is looking. A man only known as The Orator tries to hold civilization together in the only way he knows how- by force. I would have given this book five stars, but I don't really enjoy feeling depressed after reading a boo [...]

    7. This book had a fascinating premise - that the earth's inhabitants vanished, in large numbers, without explanation, until hardly any were left at all. When the population disappears, including lawmakers like the President, what happens to the government? Without basic services, do humans reveal their best or worst natures? Alas, I found the narrative itself disappointing. The writing might have been deliberately stiff, as if emulating a fairy tale, but it felt clunky, especially the dialogue. I [...]

    8. Interesting story - I guess you'd call it apocalyptic without the bang. In that sense, it reminded me of The Age of Miracles; the main difference being that focuses on younger characters.At times I felt like I was reading a secular version of a rapture story, and at others a retelling of the events leading up to Nazi Germany. But mainly it brought up lots of questions about how a society is held together and what we hold on to when nothing is certain anymore, not even our own existence.

    9. DepressingThe good things about this book were how it takes all kinds to make a world, and we depend on others more than we think. But how depressing to see how we behave when something goes wrong, and how sad when society collapses.

    10. I feel like the author didn't really have an answer to the questions he spent the whole book posing. The ending felt cheap and half hearted. Books don't have to end happily or neatly tied up but I just wasn't buying what this book was trying to sell.

    11. The description for this book says to be sure to sample the book before buying it, because it is written in a different style from most novels. I guess "written in a different style" means "doesn't use commas."

    12. This is not the kind of book that I usually read. However, I did enjoy it. The author's vocabulary was amazing. I LOVE reading books on the Kindle because you can look up words so easily! I hope for different endings in future books though!

    13. Pretty classic apocalypse / dystopia novel. I enjoyed it, but I felt it could have had a deeper point r purpose. The ending was ambiguous and disappointing.

    14. A quick, easy and interesting read. Both political and apocalyptic. Not to be read if you don't like stories with unanswered questions.

    15. Very bleak outlook. Interesting plot premise but the only thing I took away from the book was that everything is futile. Nothing anyone does changes things. And the ending was a huge letdown.

    16. The ending kinda sucked. There is no 'happily ever after' in this book. I guess I was routing for a more pleasant conclusion, but I was disappointed.

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