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- Print Length: 297 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B002MKND3W
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #766,424 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed the book. It was recommended on the Kindle board forums and I read the ebook version, though it's also available in paperback. It's a good story that raced along - I read it in a couple of sittings - and I couldn't guess where it was going, though other readers might.
I'm going to find it hard to say too much without spoiling the story but there are apocalyptic, thriller, sci-fi and love story elements in there, and all are neatly tied up as the book finishes. One of the tags for the book says 'techno thriller' and that seems a pretty good way of describing it.
I'm looking forward to the next one by this author.
I gave it a two star rating because of the highly unsatisfactory ending. There's room for another book here (but that would be a dirty trick since this isn't really stand-alone under those circumstances). The ending actually ruined it for me since it wasn't a proper ending at all.
The author also persistently confuses passed and past. 'If he can get passed the guards.' Surely the right word is past?
Good story spoilt be a weak and obvious ending. I wouldn't mind the obvious conclussion of that bit if the story had gone on and finished up properly. It was if the author either ran out of steam or just couldn't think what to write after the birth. There was so much scope for after left unexplored.
UPDATE: Give it a punt, if you fail to understand the ending you can look at Scott's comments to me where he clears up my questions. Don't look there first, though (spoilers). As I say, cracking read let down by the ending that requires a certain degree of knowledge about a certain subject (that I don't have, hence the uh? What the?). Ammending my score to 3 stars. If you understand it's really rather clever :o)
Days' End is a fast and compelling read with a shocking but satisfying ending.
This is probably just me, but it took me a little while to work out what the POV/first person switch at the end of the early chapters was all about. It didn't detract from the story, though, and overall it was a most enjoyable read, not to mention excellent value.
I have never tried to write a book - it is much easier to criticise the efforts of someone else!
Finally, would I read another book by this author? The answer has to be yes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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I wouldn't describe this as an overly complex or deep book. It's a good story which rips along at a cracking pace. Read morePublished on 25 Feb. 2011 by Longshot
I'm an occasional fan of science fiction if it's well written... and Days End does deliver. Author Scott Collins has made a good, solid case for taking careful steps as we move... Read morePublished on 2 Feb. 2011 by Barbara Silkstone
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