On the other side of the country, Poe McDowell watches her parents crumble into dust just moments after being shoved inside a coffin-like device that spares her from the same fate. Helped that most of the human women in this story were also well-rounded and interesting, apart from their weird tendency to want to sleep with Pete. I know the world is different, but it's not so different that men and boys stop physically maturing. But I never entered obsession territory somehow either. I approve of Boyett's restraint, even if he does spend some time second-guessing it later. The protagonist's voice didn't ring true to me at first, but I was hooked by his relationship with the unicorn Ariel.
Any technology more complicated than a lever or pulley simply wouldn't work. Boyett concerns himself with the world after, and in this story, a boy and his unicorn. Ariel has lots of this. Pete travels through vast quantities of land without barely seeing anyone, which could happen. Cities have emptied, except for the dangerous and nasty.
Ceux qui prendraient les armes contre lui seraient jetés à bas, humiliés et anéantis. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Which character — as performed by Ramon De Ocampo — was your favorite? Not her, necessarily — her horn. I truly enjoyed Ariel, and I think any teenager interested in fantasy should give this one a shot. All at once, technology stops working, magic is real, mythical creatures roam the land, and people discover to their dismay that survival will be no easy task.
A final, perhaps spoilery note depending on how sensitive you are : I love the presence of the World Trade Center in this book. After crossing into this world from a cavern in ours, the protagonist becomes involved in a complex plot which is left incomplete, suggesting that sequels were intended or perhaps even written: their publication is still awaited. At four-thirty one Saturday afternoon the laws of physics as we know them underwent a change. Besides the fact that it exchanges the traditional boy-and-his-dog storyline for a boy-and-his-unicorn storyline, it is a pretty straightforward post-apocalyptic road trip. The 2009 edition has only been slightly retroactively updated for continuity ; Boyett explains why that is, in a brief Author's Note and an extensive Afterword which is, to my mind, a major selling point of this e Just another story of a kid and his foul-mouthed unicorn, at least these days. When a few chapters later the unicorn learns how to talk like an adult and swears, it was even worse.
Also, what is it with these characters crying all the fucking time? I looked it up; the travel time by car is about 4 hours, give or take about an hour for traffic. The neighbor who was a policeman seems to have gone mad - oh, and the cannibal Pete has to kill right at the beginning of the book. Five or six years is a really long time to go through the worst of puberty. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. She takes our friend Peter on a journey of epic discovery that teaches him about life, truth and the reality of the world we live in without nary a thought to how it all really works.
The world would be a much quieter and simpler place. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. This occurs about halfway through and the story then drags despite some well-written action sequences, because the relationship which sustained it - Ariel and Pete - is parked. It is called Elegy Beach and it came out in 2009. I absolutely hated the ending. I liked the totally unique take on the post-apocalyptic world Boyett created where magical beings emerged from the shadows and technology ceased to function. The ending is pretty good but everything up to the last 20 pages is awful.
May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. A man they've met, a somewhat stereotypical expert with a samurai sword who has been teaching Pete how to fight with a sword he gave him, goes ahead of them, since the henchman killed a good friend of his. It is an adolescent coming-of-age story, and would read well to the 14 - 18 crowd, as its author admits. What a vile moral hierarchy. An incredible book, an engrossing, utterly original post-apocalyptic world populated with captivating people.
But he's so goddamned afraid of it and every time someone comes onto him or admits to have had sex, he gets nasty. However this time around, some of the setting became questionable: for example, when the power goes off on the day of The Change and most modern technology stops working, not only is this rather selective - guns don't work, o A re-read of a book read years ago and loved then despite the sad ending no spoiler, but given the premise of a unicorn as a main character and the traditional requirement for their companions to be virgins, it won't be a big suprise. The story itself is told through a boy's eyes he might be 20 or so in the book, but Pete's emotional age is somewhat stunted, perhaps by spending 5 years wandering around mostly by himself , and the treatment of women isn't great we are either temptress - deliberate or unknowing - or pure. It is a bit long and some parts are hard to find believable, but it is well written with some awesome action scenes. I've re-read this a handful of times in the long years since, and like a select few other books it never fails to bring back that same sense of wonder any time I read it.