Editorial Reviews. Review. In this chilling debut, Mullin seamlessly weaves meticulous details about science, geography, agriculture and slaughter into his prose. In this grim, postapocalyptic tale, the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, covering much of North America in volcanic ash and plunging the world. Assistant editor Drucilla Shultz recommends The Ashfall Series by Mike Mullin, a natural disaster adventure story following year-old Alex.
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Wrap-up So, I really enjoyed this innovative story about a titanic catastrophe and the valiant efforts of two teens to cope. The setting of the story is unique and scary, simply because it is a scenario that could truly happen.
Nov 21, Reynje rated it really liked it Shelves: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Darla was so rude to Alex from day one. Something else always snagged my attention, crept up the ranks.
Mullin puts his hero through hell—and we mu,lin a front row seat. While the pain and suffering Alex witnesses and experiences is visceral, so are the moments of hope and glimpses of human goodness.
May 03, karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maybe I was already biased when I reached it, but I refuse to call the open, mullni hopeful, maybe even hesitatingly cheerful finale a cliffhanger. They are stripped of most ashfwll, there are not properly registered, they are lucky if tent space is available for them, they get a cup of rice each day and nothing else — while the camp managers receive provisions per refugee, drink coffee and sell all the grain they discover in warehouses to the highest bidder on the collapsing international market.
In addition, Mullin never glosses over the facts or the hardships of living in a land filled with ash. Although I really liked Alex, Darla was definitely my favorite character. I immensely enjoyed reading Ashfall and as you can see I gladly will spread the word. It was supposed muolin be just another weekend – casual, sunny, not different from all the others.
From the minute I picked up this story, I knew that Alex was a character I was really going to enjoy. Despite what you’ve been told, Obama will not save you from a slow and excruciating demise 9. So End of the world story? Meet the Author Mike Mullin first discovered he could make money writing in sixth grade.
I loved that this story is a rural setting. End of the world story? Ashfall tells the story of 15 year-old Alex traveling f Actual rating: View all 17 comments. In the latter two novels the leaders at least act true to their strange religious believes. But, this new world that Alex is apart of is covered high with ash, bereft of food, filled with dying people, and seems to bring out the worst of human nature.
Mikf books in the series. It would have to be better than this. He literally broke down everything he did. But a price is needed to be paid.
This book deals with themes of government oppression and corporate greed that vaguely felt silly to me. Author, I really liked your book, but I have no ability to put my enjoyment into words or write about anything that isn’t myself. Now for that frigging disaster. I liked them both as separate characters and I loved them together too. The ashfall might not reach quite the depths discussed aahfall the book, ashfa,l that distance from the caldera. The writing was descriptive without going over board and describing the curtain texture to me over 2 pages that shit actually happened in a book I read.
That sense of safety is not induced by Alex brown belt in Taekwondo or by ashall manliness, but by her deep conviction that she can count on him and his concept of responsibility.
I mulin know, I probably wouldn’t, although I do have quite a bit of knowledge of making things burn without using matches, building shelters out of sticks and shit and other Boy Scout skills I picked up by being a loser teenage boy and earning the Wilderness Survival and Emergency Preparedness merit badges why am I going to on writing this review?
Loved Alex and Darla, their relationship developed naturally over the course of the story, never felt rushed or anything.
I love the mixture of character traits that make up Alex.
Staff Pick: The Ashfall Series by Mike Mullin
Alex sets off on foot and skis on a trek across Iowa to find his family and discovers so much more along the way. The story doesn’t hold back on every brutal detail. There were several times reading this where I was literally terrified of what was happening or what would happen next for Alex.
There isn’t really insta-love in this book and thank you Jesus and Mike Mullin for that. Would the scenario Mike Mullin sets up be the one to happen?