Book Of The Day – The End Of The World

by Greg on September 7, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is a highly rated Literary Fiction book! The End of the World by award winning author Andrew Biss has an impressive 4.1 star rating and is only $2.99!

“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’.” P.J. Salisbury – Science Fiction Author



The End of the World
by Andrew Biss
Rating: 4.1 Stars
Category: Literary Fiction
Price: $2.99

 

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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.

An odd, yet oddly touching tale of life, death, and the space in-between.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I don’t know how Andrew Biss managed to pull off this splendid cross between The Egyptian Book of the Dead and Portnoy’s Complaint, but pull off he did – amazingly so – and I can’t say when I’ve enjoyed character repartee quite so much as I did within the pages of this well-recommended book.

*******

This novel has many interesting and colorful characters and is very well-written. I look forward to reading more from Andrew Biss.

*******

This is a surreal, clever, literary story by an award-winning playwright. Though it’s much shorter than A Confederacy of Dunces, if you have read that book or The Third Policeman, I think you will enjoy this story. It is weird, funny and philosophical – recommended.

Get The End Of The World here: The End of the World

About The Author


The works of award-winning author and playwright Andrew Biss have been produced in New York, London, Los Angeles, and many other cities across North America and Europe. His plays have won awards on both coasts of the U.S., critical acclaim in the U.K., and are an Off-Off-Broadway mainstay.

His work is published by Smith & Kraus, Inc., Meriwether Publishing Ltd., and JAC Publishing & Promotions.

He is a graduate of the University of the Arts London, and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Andrew Biss and ENT appreciate it.

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