Joshua by John Wilson

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Excerpt: Man had quickly degenerated to the animal instincts of the species and numerous bloody examples could be seen anywhere one looked. For many there were no more limits in this new world as it had only been the law that kept them from robbing or killing or raping each other, and the law was now gone. Only anarchy remained. Rotting murdered corpses littered his street like so much uncollected garbage. The smell was something of nightmares. It was like some bad science fiction movie but all too real. If it had been a movie the man would have found it laughable and changed the channel.
 
Excerpt: All around the nation it was the same. The rioting and killing started in the densely populated urban areas but quickly spilled into the suburbs and then out into the countryside, the blood following the line of the highways like water obeying gravity. The mob ruled and the mob wanted blood. Now they would have it.

He had to keep moving, that the man instinctively knew. He had to get away, from the rioting, the lawlessness, the killing. Away from the brutal gangs that ruled the highways. Then there was the boy that he found along the way, an orphan with no place to go. He couldn't leave the child behind; that would be murder. Together they had to make their way across the razed landscape of post collapse America, west to where there was safety, a chance to begin again. If only they survived the journey.

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Published January 19, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 324 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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As American literature entered the extravagant and vacuous 1980s, exemplified in novels like Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities and Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho - which updates the Babbitt myth by turning him into a homicidal sociopath - the pinched lives of those doing means-to-end work ...

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Examiner

At the same time, everyone else in the family feels out of place around Noelle, who was the family wild child all through high school before suddenly moving across the world and becoming so devout to Judaism.

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Open Book Society

All I have to say is this book along with the ‘Haunted History Tour’ Hawley runs in Tombstone has really re-sparked my interest in ghosts and next time I’m in Tombstone I may need to check out some more of these stories and take a few pictures, maybe I’ll get lucky and will find a ghost Discuss...

May 13 2010 | Read Full Review of Joshua

Seven Ponds

Joshua Slocum’s and Lisa Carlson’s book, Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death, is one part in-depth expose of all things deplorable and funeral, and two-parts step by step manual detailing the different states’ laws regulating this shadowy industry, which in some instances are so il...

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Boston Review

In this issue Fischer examines the “culture of poverty” argument—the idea, now back in circulation, that the poor stay poor because of their values.

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