The Dying Horse

The Dying Horse I actually won this book It would have been better without the cuss words thrown in there randomly and the occasional crude jokes comments Also, there where a number of places that would have been easy to change to make this into a Chirstan book, which would have made it much better Over all the story plot theme was pretty good though. Here we have what amounts to survival horror tale set in the post apocalyptic wastes of Indiana The story follows our first person narrator in the days following the end of the world, brought on by a series of freakish natural disasters He sets out with the vague notion of finding his lost family and encounters a handful of memorable characters, including a talking cat, on the journey Interspersed with the main narrative is a series of increasingly surreal dreams involving Jesus Christ, bizarre game shows, and the titular horse Reminiscent of a less scatological version of the narrator from Chad Kultgen s Average American Male, matter of fact and very much a product of suburban malaise, the narrative voice of The Dying Horse might take a little getting used to, but becomes the novella s biggest asset I plowed through this one in two sittings and found it well worth my time. I loved how grity this book felt to me, even the talking cat and God showing up did not sway me Without giving everything away I felt that , at the end of civilization one person trying to kill others for no reason was too ordinary for me to buy I can see kiling over resources but no reason other than to do it was not something I bought Other than that I was glad it ended how it did But I wont be telling others to read it. This is a book I won off of First Reads The Dying Horse is a novella with a lot of promise It tells the story of Erik, a fairly typical young twenty something, dealing with what seems very much like the end of the world I say a lot of promise because, while it ended strong, the first half of the book moved very slowly for me There were a lot of random details that overall bogged down the progress and didn t do much for the world building at large It actually took me over a month to read it because I kept losing interest and putting it down By around chapter four though, the story picks up, and you can start seeing the development of the characters better The dream sequences that bookended the action were interesting and really well written By the time The Dying Horse ended I was invested in Erik and curious as to what would happen next I would definitely check out from this author, but probably only if it was novel length, so by the time it hits it s stride it isn t wrapping up.Once sentence sum up When I started reading, I was glad it was short, but by the end I wished there was. Natural Disasters Are Running Wild The World Is Ending Cats Are Talking In The Wake Of An Apocalypse, A Young Man Is On A Journey, Of Sorts, And Along The Way He Meets A Strange Cast Of Characters Who May Or May Not Get In His Way The Line Between The Real And Surreal Is A Thin One In Jason Jordan S Wildly Entertaining The Dying Horse With Wry Humor, Jordan Tells The Story Of A Man Who Just Wants To Find His Way To Some Kind Of Home Roxane Gay, Author Of Ayiti When The End Of The World Creeps Up On Us, Jason Jordan S The Dying Horse Will Be Our Atlas Showing A Genius For Blending Humanity And WTF , He Builds An Apocalyptic Road Trip Manhunt Painted In The Colors Of The Suburbs In Jordan S World, Cats Get Conversational And Every Rotted Out Corner Hides A Dose Of Bleakness And Twisted Black Humor Trust Me, You Ll Want To Play A Round Of Who Gets The Axafter Reading This Book Patrick Wensink, Author Of Black Hole Blues And Sex Dungeon For SaleThe Dying Horse Is The Most Easy Going Novella About The Apocalypse That I Ve Ever Read When Faced With An Abandoned Interstate Not Unlike The One In Cormac McCarthy S The Road, The Narrator Simply Tells Us This Blows, And Keeps Walking Jason Jordan Has Done Something Incredibly Tricky Here He Presents A Convincing Timeline For How The World Might End, And, Thanks To His Winning Narrator, Erik, Makes It Seem Funny And, Yes, Talking Cats Certainly Don T Hurt Kevin Wilson, Author Of The Family Fang And Tunneling To The Center Of The Earth

Pestilence Keyhole Press, 2013 ,

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  • Paperback
  • 130 pages
  • The Dying Horse
  • Jason Jordan
  • English
  • 09 March 2017

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