Take The Long Way Home

Take The Long Way Home

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by Brian Keene
     
 

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All across the world, people suddenly vanish in the blink of an eye. From their cars during the rush hour commute. From the shopping malls. Their homes. Their beds. Even from the arms of their loved ones. Airline pilots. World leaders. Teachers. Parents. Children.

Gone.

Steve, Charlie and Frank were just trying to get home when it happened. Now they find

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All across the world, people suddenly vanish in the blink of an eye. From their cars during the rush hour commute. From the shopping malls. Their homes. Their beds. Even from the arms of their loved ones. Airline pilots. World leaders. Teachers. Parents. Children.

Gone.

Steve, Charlie and Frank were just trying to get home when it happened. Now they find themselves left behind, and wishing they'd disappeared, too. Trapped in the ultimate traffic jam, they watch as civilization collapses, claiming the souls of those around them. God has called his faithful home, but the invitations for Steve, Charlie and Frank got lost. Now they must set off on foot through a nightmarish post-apocalyptic landscape in search of answers. In search of God. In search of their loved ones. And in search of home.

Deadite Press is proud to make Brian Keene's long out-of-print critically-acclaimed Take The Long Way Home available to readers once again! Includes an introduction by New York Times-bestselling author John Skipp!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936383481
Publisher:
Eraserhead Press
Publication date:
03/11/2011
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
629,172
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.22(d)

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Take The Long Way Home 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
NJMetal More than 1 year ago
Brian Keene never ceases to amaze. TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME is typical Keene, simple, honest and in your face. It is a story of the Rapture as seen through they eyes of Brian Keene and as you may imagine this is anything but a Christian LEFT BEHIND take on the subject. Fear not, Keene treats the subject with respect and honesty, there are no cheap punches. What comes out is the snapshot of the Rapture as it happens along a stretch of a Maryland interstate highway. As the protaganist makes his journey along the highway we see snippets of human behavior as the author envisions humanity would act is sitautions. The best and worst of human nature, and with Keene at the helm it leans toward the worst. Untypical of Keene however is an ending that does lend a certain amount of hope yet still with that signature dismal state of things where it leaves off. The subject of religion of course can not go untouched in a story of this nature. Keene presents the stated 'facts' of the Rapture trying not to pervert the scripture. You find all the major points are there and maybe even learn about a thing or two you may not have been aware of. Where Keene's own views on the dogmatic nature of the Rapture are presented he does so with fair and balanced arguments. In fact it's safe to say there is no concrete point of view that is argued for. If your disappointed the rapture didn't come, pick up this book and live it vicariously through the sharp mind of Brian Keene.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept me entranced, following every page. It was sad for me that the stories strict Christian code was off-putting. It would have made the story better to me. This is not the authors fault of course and perhaps he should be applauded for making my Catholic guilt pop up after 12 years. In the end the story was exciting if not just a little depressing.
Robert Allan More than 1 year ago
Just wish the story continued a little longer.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This is my second book by this auther. This is not such much a horror story as it seems to be more of a spiritual book. The main character (Jack), does know what he really believes in. Story start rats off fast and pretty much stays in fast mode. Four guys on their way home from work find themselves caught up in the Rapture / second coming. One of them disappears when the sound off a trumpet is heard by everyone, everywhere. They are on a highway when this occurs. Major car accident leaves them stranded. They meet up with varies people along the way. Jack seems to have a guardian angel looking over him. Little by little, Jack seems to understand what has happened to the world and to him. He slowly regains his faith. Story has a abrupt ending. Well written , even if the storyline has been told before.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
Wow. Was not expecting a religious lesson out of this book. Kind of strange. Gory, scary, apocalyptic,........and religious. Thank goodness that It was a short read. Don't think I could have taken much more. LOL
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Lacked polish and there was really no ending. Not a bad story but not a very good one either.
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StevePatterson More than 1 year ago
It is kinda good actually but it lacks some points to make it more exciting. The characters a little bit dull but likable.
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