The Last Ship

The Last Ship

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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The unimaginable has happened. The world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the U.S.S. Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain--one-hundred-and-fifty-two men and twenty-six women--to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are earth's last remaining survivors--and they've all been exposed to radiation. When none of the women seems able to conceive, fear sets in. Will this be the end of humankind?
Publisher: ©2013
[New York] :, Penguin Group USA,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780698156678
0698156676
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: The unimaginable has happened. The world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the U.S.S. Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain--one-hundred-and-fifty-two men and twenty-six women--to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are earth's last remaining survivors--and they've all been exposed to radiation. When none of the women seems able to conceive, fear sets in. Will this be the end of humankind?

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Sep 08, 2015

William Brinkley makes Shakespeare seem like light reading. This is NOT even close to the TNT show, the book only being a loose basis for said show. There are no similarities other than the name of the ship. This book will exhaust you as there are whole chapters between any sort of event. Everything is from the captain's viewpoint and he spends page after page waxing philosophical between sentences, I kid you not. Mysteries are offered but never or poorly answered and the writer wanders through his story seemingly at random. Spoiler alert! The ending is infuriating. Keep a dictionary handy and Google open to understand this writer unless you got straight A's and a Masters in English Lit! :) Having said all that, the idea behind the book is intriguing and this book would have been fantastic with quality editing! A sequel would also be interesting, but only with quality editing.

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