The Old Man and the Wasteland

The Old Man and the Wasteland

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by Nick Cole
     
 
Forty years after the destruction of civilization... Man is reduced to salvaging the ruins of a broken world. One man’s most prized possession is Hemingway’s Classic ‘The Old Man and the Sea.’ With the words of the novel echoing across the wasteland, a survivor of the Nuclear Holocaust journeys into the unknown to break a curse.

Overview

Forty years after the destruction of civilization... Man is reduced to salvaging the ruins of a broken world. One man’s most prized possession is Hemingway’s Classic ‘The Old Man and the Sea.’ With the words of the novel echoing across the wasteland, a survivor of the Nuclear Holocaust journeys into the unknown to break a curse.

What follows is an incredible tale of survival and endurance.
One man must survive the desert wilderness and mankind gone savage to discover the truth of Hemingway’s classic tale of man versus nature.
Part Hemingway, part Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, a suspenseful odyssey into the dark heart of the Post-Apocalyptic American southwest.

A book lover’s action flick.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461076384
Publisher:
CreateSpace
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

Nick Cole is a working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for their projects, he can often be found as a guard for King Phillip the Second of Spain in the Opera Don Carlo at Los Angeles Opera or some similar role. Nick Cole has been writing for most of his life and acting in Hollywood after serving in the U.S. Army.

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Old Man and the Wasteland 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
romFrankenstein5 More than 1 year ago
for a post-apocalyptic read, it was sad. Done in first person, I was left feeling happy and sad for the Old Man. I reveled in his adventure and felt his losses and anguish. very descriptive imagery, very valid feelings portrayed, very believable future. I wanted more. I wanted to see more of the world he saw, I wanted to "see". I wanted to get to know him. that's how good this book really is. All in all highly recommend this as a summer read and one that you will remember.
nookkatz More than 1 year ago
The simplicity and tension in the author's style is pure poetry. The Old Man and his story will live in my memory for a long time.
momtwo3 More than 1 year ago
The old man and the wasteland was a quick read for me because I could not put it down! I really liked the character of the Old man and found myself really pulling for him as he made his way across the desert wasteland. This was different from any PA novel I have read and I have found myself thinking about it constantly since I finished readying it. Anyone who likes PA novels would find this book to be an exciting read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good read the author writes a amazing character and storyline that just keeps you turning pages I just wished it was longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although short was extremely interesting and thought provoking. Read it in one setting. Will look foward to another book by the author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like the read a book that takes a glimpse into future earth, then this is a great read! Nick Cole has the ability to paint the picture with words, knows how to portraty ghastly subjects like the Hordes, without being gross or nasty! I recommend the book and the author! Sincerely, Rick of RJ Cafe
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Definitely worth the read as are the other books in the wasteland saga. They wont disappoint.
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A little slow in the begining but it was a good read
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I did not care for the way the book was written