Wednesday, November 30, 2016

REVIEW/Litfuse Blog Tour: The Remnant by Monte Wolverton

About the Book

In the year 2069 the Apocalypse came and went, but Jesus didn’t show up, as some expected. Instead, a cataclysmic war, natural disasters and pandemics eradicated 90 percent of earth’s population. Now, in 2131, a totalitarian government rules the world from the majestic, opulent capitol of Carthage, Tunisia. Blamed for igniting the war, religion and religious books are banned. Citizens who will not renounce their religion are sent to work camps. Grant Cochrin, imprisoned in a bleak petroleum camp in what was once North Dakota, leads his family and friends to escape and embark on a long, dangerous quest for a Christian community. Their resource in this journey? A cherished page torn from the now banished Bible—a remnant of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount handed down from Grant’s grandparents. What if there were an Apocalypse and Jesus didn’t return? What if the survivors found themselves living in a world ruled by a totalitarian government, where religion is forbidden and all religious texts have been destroyed? In The Remant, award-winning author Monte Wolverton tells the tale of a band of concentration camp escapees who trek through the lawless American wilderness on a quest for authentic Christianity, only to come face to face with an unthinkable dilemma. The Remant is a fast-paced story punctuated with dry satire, memorable characters and hard questions about religious institutions.

My Review

The Remnant sounded like an intriguing futuristic/scifi/dytopian tale which is why I requested to review it through the Litfuse Blogger Program. Alas, I found The Remnant to be quite disappointing. The premise sounded right up my ally. Definitely my cup of tea. However, I found the writing style to be a bit disjointed. The novel as a whole was too short, I feel the author could have given us more especially with the ending. The ending is what really made this story not enjoyable.The story could have been fleshed out more. I also found myself not caring to much for the characters and particularly not really caring what happened to them. The world building even lacked for me as well. This could have been an amazing story, but it fell short.

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