The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse

The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse

by Nina Post

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620070970
Publisher: Whampa, LLC
Publication date: 10/04/2012
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(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.

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The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Nadina85 More than 1 year ago
The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse is the entertaining sequel to Post's odd Apocalypse series. Where it took awhile for me to really understand the mechanics of this urban fantasy universe in the first book, the second is much more straight forward in regards to plot and premise. And I was pleased to find that what I most appreciated in The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse---its weirdness, humour and style---is still very much present here, making for an even more memorable reading experience. Picking up right where The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse left off, we find out just how Kelly, Af and the rest of our favourite SP's are faring after the saving and subsequent destruction of Pothole City. Kelly is now Interim Manager of Amenity Towers, taking care of the SP's and flirting with Af. Raum and his sub-committee are still on their pesky mission to bring about the destruction of Pothole City, culminating in an inexorable escape. And though many zany things happen throughout the course of the story, the central crisis is all about Kelly. Thrust into a new job, she struggles to adapt as everything around her changes. She feels lost, inadequate, without purpose and I think most of us can certainly relate. And on top of that, she's now called on a mission to find potential family member and missing president of the Cluck Snack brand. You know, it's all in a day's work. There's no shortage of wit and humour in The Last Donut Shop which is what makes Post's work stand out. Her unusual descriptions for everyday things is exceptionally amazing and had me giggling on a number of occasions. And not only that, but the subtle references to other pop culture phenomenon (i.e. - Spinal Tap) kept me continually entertained. While ridiculous politics and absurd social commentary are still there, it's easier to decipher this time around. It may have taken some time for the first book to settle in a positive way, I didn't have that problem here. The characters are charming, the storyline is easy and fun and the revelations are poignant as ever. In short, it's a win-win all around!