Monday, September 3, 2018

Review: Happy Doomsday - by David Sosnowski

4 of 5 Stars

Dev Brinkman has Asperger's Syndrome. Think Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang TV series.  Smart by severely regressed socially.

Mohammad Haddad (Call me Marcus) is a young Arab-American who has been radicalized.

Lucy Abernathy, a goth chick with a gay boyfriend who gets her pregnant.

The three characters have nothing in common until nearly everyone else dies.

" around noon, 12:30 p.m. eastern daylight time on a Monday in early June, in the second decade of the twenty-first century, the world—or at least the world of people, at least mostly—had come to an end.  Cause of death: whatever."

I've been an Amazon Prime member for a very long time and every month they offer up a selection of preview books and I'm allowed to pick one and read it for free.  Until now, nothing has ever interested me enough to take them up on their offer.  Well, I'm glad to say, I finally took a chance.  Happy Doomsday was well worth reading and the price was certainly right.

One of my favorite observations in the book came courtesy of Lucy...

"Thinking about irony as a force in nature, invisible but inescapable, quietly shaping the arcs of human lives.  It was like Occam's razor meets Murphy's law: faced with two equally likely outcomes, the universe was biased toward the most ironic one."

A wonderfully original post-apocalyptic tale from three unique perspectives as they endeavor to jumpstart humanity.


Published by Amazon Digital Services, Happy Doomsday is available in a wide variety of formats.  If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read it at no additional charge.  Also, if you are an Amazon Prime member you can read it for FREE using the Kindle Owners Lending Library.

From the author's bio -  David Sosnowski has worked as a gag writer, fireworks salesman, telephone pollster, university writing instructor, and environmental-protection specialist while living in places as different as Washington, DC; Detroit, Michigan; and Fairbanks, Alaska.  In a novelistic twist, David currently lives in a Michigan home previously owned by the sixth-grade English teacher who inspired him to write.  David is a winner of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize.  He is also the author of the critically acclaimed novels Rapture and Vamped.

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