Book Of The Day – The End of the World

by Greg on February 23, 2012

Today’s Book Of The Day is a Contemporary Fantasy/Mystery novella by award-winning author Andrew Biss. The End of the World has a 4.1 star rating and is only $2.99!

“Get ready for a zany roller-coaster ride that becomes more bizarre the further you get into this surreal story. Told with great verve and spiced through with wit, this hugely entertaining story will grab you, hold you and won’t leave you until the ride is over.” A.J.M. – Amazon Reviewer



The End of the World
by Andrew Biss
Rating: 4.1 Stars
Category: Contemporary Fantasy/Mystery
Price: $2.99

 

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An Odd, yet Oddly Touching Tale of Life, Death, and the Space In-Between by Award-Winning Author Andrew Biss

Are you prepared for what comes next?

Accustomed to a life of cosseted seclusion at home with his parents, Valentine is suddenly faced with making his own way in the world. His new life is quickly upended, however, when he’s mugged at gunpoint. Finding shelter at a mysterious inn run by the dour Mrs. Anna, he soon encounters a Bosnian woman with a hole where her stomach used to be, an American entrepreneur with a scheme to implant televisions into people’s foreheads, and a Catholic priest who attempts to lure him down inside a kitchen sink. Then things start getting strange…

In this story based loosely around the state of Bardo from The Tibetan Book of the Dead – an intermediate state where the dead arrive prior to rebirth – dying is the easy part. Getting out of Bardo and returning to the land of the living is a far more perilous proposition, and unless you know what you’re doing…you might never leave.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

This book was recommended by a friend, so I downloaded the sample to see for myself. I found I was hooked from the first amusing paragraph and it wasn’t long before my mouse wandered back to the 1-click button so I could read the rest. I consider this tale to have a strongly humane and humanitarian message. It is an absorbing, entertaining and thought-provoking story, and one I would very highly recommend to anyone who appreciates a surreal and unconventional approach to ‘life, death and everything in between’.

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You never know what is going to happen next. This is very fun short work, one scene of improbability flows smoothly into the next scene of impossibility, and always giving the impression that of course this naturally flows from that. There is not a single unneeded word, nor is there single word missing in the development of the story. Physically it is a short work, but it is exactly the correct length for the journey it takes you on.

*******

I enjoyed this book very much. I kept thinking as I was reading that it would make a great theatrical production or film. Nice visual images and a message with a bit of a twist.

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About The Author


Andrew Biss is an award-winning author and playwright whose work has received critical acclaim in both the U.S. and the U.K. In 2011 he was named as a finalist for the prestigious Heideman Award. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts London and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

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1 Patricia Novakoski February 24, 2012 at 4:31 am

I am NOT receiving the e-reader books daily. I receive the day before books which are available but NOT on the day of the sales. I’ve reported this numerous times but for some reason I’m still receiving the information a day late. What can be done to speed things up a bit so I can receive the sales on “The Day OF” the sale?

2 Carolyn Glass February 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

What happened to daily offers from EReader? I looked forward each day to your offers (3-4 times a day). No more FREE offers from EReader??? Thanks for a reply!

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