Cathartes Aura and the Apocalypse Zoo [NOOK Book]

Overview

A post-apocalyptic story of a zoo on the day no one showed up. Narrated by a captive turkey vulture.

Written in verse. 10 syllables per line, 10 lines per stanza, 10 stanzas per chapter, and 10 chapters overall.

The first episode in the series.

The narrator must escape his cage and navigate a zoo without keepers or tourists on his way to a world without structure.

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Cathartes Aura and the Apocalypse Zoo

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Overview

A post-apocalyptic story of a zoo on the day no one showed up. Narrated by a captive turkey vulture.

Written in verse. 10 syllables per line, 10 lines per stanza, 10 stanzas per chapter, and 10 chapters overall.

The first episode in the series.

The narrator must escape his cage and navigate a zoo without keepers or tourists on his way to a world without structure.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011266829
  • Publisher: Eighty Six
  • Publication date: 4/4/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,339,028
  • File size: 177 KB

Meet the Author

David Klenda, also known as Eighty Six, is a poet, journalist, cook and cocktail maker. He supports his wife and sons with a combination of freelance writing and hospitality. Flexible and adaptable by nature, he accepts all writing challenges."Inside the Skull of David Priest" is a novella loosely based on Eighty's career in the hospitality business. It is twenty-four hours in the life of the "Door-Gunner of Drinks" David Priest. Already ideas for a full-length novel are bouncing around the author's head.
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  • Posted May 15, 2011

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    A must read for anyone who enjoys the post apocalyptic genre!

    I must admit I was skeptical at first, but in the end I was pleasantly surprised and found myself craving the sequel already! Cathartes Aura and the Apocalypse Zoo is "A post-apocalyptic story of a zoo on the day no one showed up. Narrated by a captive turkey vulture." I realize this description sounds strange but I was completely engaged in what was going on in and around the zoo from the point of view of a turkey vulture. He takes you through the story using great detail of what he hears, sees, smells and feels while the zoo falls into disarray. The next is "Cathartes Aura on the road from nowhere" and I will be very impatiently waiting for it.

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  • Posted August 30, 2012

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    Note: I received a complimentary eBook of Cathartes Aura and the

    Note: I received a complimentary eBook of Cathartes Aura and the Apocalypse Zoo to review.

    Cathartes Aura is a turkey vulture who lives in a zoo. The book contains his observations after an apocalyptic event when no one comes to the zoo. It portrays what happens when the caretakers are no longer there and the animals are hungry and eager to get out.

    Poetry and verse were never my strong points. I am a numbers person and something that is as open to interpretation as poetry is usually difficult for me in the sense that I never seem to get out of it what was either intended or what the consensus seems to take away. That does not mean I do not enjoy poetry and verse; I just tend to keep my opinions to myself, especially after so many heated discussions in college.

    I am not sure I can accurately explain why, but I thoroughly enjoyed Cathartes Aura and the Apocalypse Zoo. It may be a bit daunting at first because of the verse, but if you do not concentrate on the structure, it quickly reads like regular prose in most sections. In addition, the writing was extremely successful in emitting the emotions of the vulture and the tempo seemed to reflect that as well. For example, during the more stressful moments, I found myself reading faster. That was impressive; it always impresses me when writers accomplish this technique regardless of whether it was intentional.

    I do not presume to know what the author intended for the reader to take away from his word and for that reason, I would not normally comment. However, this seems to be overlooked a bit and I do believe that is a shame. Will it enjoy the success and reputation of more traditional poetry and verse? No. But I can see how this could have a cult following. In fact, there was one line that made me chuckle and I added it to my favorite quotes.

    I could easily go on for another page or two about Cathartes Aura and the Apocalypse Zoo. There were several other things I wanted to include but maybe you should just read it and find out yourself. Then if you want to discuss, I will be happy to meet you on the book's Goodreads page.

    Give it a try. 4 out of 5 stars.

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    Posted February 5, 2012

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