The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse

The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse

by Nina Post

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ISBN-13: 9781620070178
Publisher: Whampa, LLC
Publication date: 01/07/2013
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Nina Post is a fiction writer who lives in downtown Chicago. Her early cultural influences include Steve Martin’s comedy albums, Chuck Jones, The Muppet Show, and MAD magazine. Parlor tricks include speaking in ‘trailer guy’ voice, reciting the periodic table in less than a minute, and Enneagram typing. She likes spending time with her husband, reading, running, and information gathering.

Nina’s writing falls under the categories of urban fantasy and contemporary fantasy, combining supernatural elements with realistic characters and a comedic tone. Her debut novel, The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse, was published by Curiosity Quills Press in the Winter of 2012, followed by One Ghost Per Serving in the Summer of 2012.

Praise for Nina Post:

"When reading Nina's books, reality falls away and I'm absorbed into the weird world in which I'll accept anything she tells me is possible." ~Fel, Goodreads Reviewer

"There's a fine line between total disorganization and the kind of controlled chaos that Post has mastered." ~David Peterson, Goodreads Reviewer

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The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
lostinalibrary on LibraryThing 7 months ago
As urban fantasies go, The last Condo Board of the Apocalypse has got to be one of the oddest. That is not a criticism - it is odd in a very good way. The story is both unique and very, very funny. My one criticism of the book is the number of secondary characters - there were so many and so many of the names were similar that, at times, I found it confusing but, once i realized that the names really weren't that important, I was able to relax and enjoy this tumble down the rabbit hole or, in the case of this book, through the air ducts of Amenity Towers in Pothole City.This is definitely a book which can only be appreciated by people able to completely suspend their disbelief and let their sense of humour be their guide.Oh, and one more question, where can I get myself some of those yummy sounding Cluck Snacks (Not for Dogs or Ferrets)?
Nadina85 More than 1 year ago
Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse was, by far, the strangest book I've ever read but the more I read the it, the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. LCBOTA was absurd, it was confusing and it was incredibly abstract. But while it is all of these things, it is also lighthearted and curiously entertaining. The book verges somewhere between controlled chaos and total disorganization, often becoming hard to follow. It took me awhile to really grasp what was going on, and at times, the formatting made it hard to understand exactly who was doing the talking. The story is multi-directional with several small sub-plots threatening to take over. But what I really liked was that the book's insanity isn't there for no good reason. It serves as a device to make a smart social commentary and showcase Post's sharp wit. Post uses things like the condo board meetings and sub-committees to poke fun at the every day mundane. I mean, who ever heard of a sub-comittee of creating an escape plan? Her writing, obscure as it is, is highly observant. My biggest issue with the book was the pacing. The story takes awhile to climax and when it does, it's over a bit too quickly. Luckily, brevity is in its corner and once you've grasped the rules of Post's fantasy world, it becomes far easier to navigate through it. LCBOTA was an unexpected read that left me muddled and confused by the end --- not because of the storyline but because I wasn't sure how I felt about it. If anything, this book wins the award for my most memorable read of 2013. LCBOTA is weird ---one of those unconventional books that takes some patience to get used to. But it is an unusually smart, lighthearted romp. While being an abstract read, it's short enough to tolerate, and eventually it becomes one of those stories that sets the seeds to grow over time.
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