Paints a depressing picture of life after an apocalyptic
EVENT NOTHING NEW HEREWELL WRITTEN BUT DOESN T EXPLORE nothing new hereWell written but doesn t explore the idea of the thinly veiled savagery of humans This book contains ongoing themes of desolation sacrifice and primarily survival Although translated from German one main issue made me uestion continuing it does not include speech marks The timeline of sorts was confusing to follow and although I appreciated the descriptive elements appeared lacking in the sense of a conclusion at the end The ending was inevitable and if you read one chapter of this book you would understand how it was going TO END DUE TO IT S OVERALL DEPRESSING AND end due to it s overall depressing and enough end of the world narrative This book was okay It is a novella written in short 2 or 3 page chapters which was nice as I enjoyed the pace It flashes between the past and the present The characters were not very well developed or memorable and you only hear about the memories they have of their time together you don t hear anything about their personal lives so they all kind of blend into one person I also only really kept reading because I wanted to know what had caused the apocalypse but unfortunately you never find out It also wasn t a very satisfying ending the apocalypse but unfortunately you never find out It also wasn t a very satisfying ending you didn t find out what happens to the protagonist I d give it 25 I don t know if it was the translation or the fact that the chapters were so short and arring but this book was Redemption (Dark Desires just ok I couldn t connect to the characters as they didn t develop or show feelings Theust did things and that was thatI think this book was ust not what i was expecting and I disappointed me sadly I was looking forward to hearing these mens adventures in a world where everyone but themselves had died and while that is the theme it was a little confusing with the back and forth of the time scale and the fact that it was vague descriptions throughoutI would say this is a high 25 so rounded it up to a three This is an intriguing if not strange novella set in a post apocalyptic landsca. Somewhere in the Austrian Alps a group of men in their thirties have gathered for a weekend away When they come down from their cabin the world has ended As the men wander through this destroyed human landscape Euphoria's nameless narrator reveals only small shocking details a crashed helicopter a boy sitting impas.
Read Ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Heinz HelleDian review of this short novel caught my attention the Alpine setting and focus on a group of male friends It s certainly depressing with no likeable characters no explanation given as to the nature of the
that has brought about an apparent end of the world situation A group of childhood buddies on a weekend boozing trip to an Alpine cabin wake up one morning to discover below burned out looted supermarkets and other buildings abandoned cars dead bodies They set out on foot to see what has happened beyond their mountain valley and discover only death and destruction no sign of any explanation for this collapse of civilisation Walking through the snow on the slope Breathing in Walking on the slope through the snow Breathing out Walking on the slope breathing in walking through the snow breathing out Walk breathe in walk breathe out breathe in Think about how slipping would be bad breathe out Slip fall breathe in breathe out Think about how bad it is to slip breathe in Freeze breathe out breathe in breathe out Snow in every minuscule crevice in your clothes and in your shoes breathe in Snow down the back of your neck snow on your wrists snow in your ears and mouth breathe out Think You ll never be able to get back up breathe in Get up Breathe out breathe in Seven 30 somethings not in particularly good shape city boys without much practical knowledge it pretty soon becomes obvious they are not well euipped for this new harsh world It is late winter and they are inCatastrophe That Has Brought About An Apparent
a high mountain area cold reduced Posted at HeradasI was absolutely blown away by Superabundance last year and resolved tohigh mountain area cold reduced Posted at HeradasI was absolutely blown away by Superabundance last year and resolved to anything Heinz Helle wrote then and away by Superabundance last year and resolved to anything Heinz Helle wrote then and His stories are philosophical ruminations told through tight clean prose This followup was slightly different territory than Superabundance but still recognizable for its uality and conceptual vision Euphoria was bleak and highly disturbing I love the way the characters lives before and after the event were uxtaposed They were never part. Umbled away their past remains only as an empty taunt and their present is reduced to the monotonous trudge of animal survivalAn austere troubling tale of how uickly men become beasts Euphoria explores the repressed savagery of human nature and the disturbing meaningless of a world run free from society's restraint. Pe in the Austrian Alps Five business men have enjoyed a weekend in a secluded mountain cabin reminiscing about their younger days but as they leave and descend on foot to the village it is evident something isn t right Helle concentrates on the relationships between the men which is such a short novel is somewhat frustrating as inevitably in such novels the reader seeks answers as to what caused the devastation It
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of my brief review as there are a couple of passagesmy brief review as there are a couple of passages certainly are that Definitely of interest but finishing with uestions than answers somewhat frustrating also I ve read some bleak books in my time but this probably tops them all Heck it makes Cormac McCarthy seem positively smiley In Euphoria Helle gives us humanity stripped to its harshest most dire and brutal essence setting his characters loose in an environment that is even harsher than the their apocalyptic predicament Astounding If you re a fan of post apocalyptic survival like The Road by Cormac McCarthy you may enjoy this slim easy to read novel There is no explanation as to what has happened or why the group of men are the only survivors The story is like flashes of scenes or vignettes that describe the devastation and the gradual reduction of the group through accidents You get some flashbacks to previous life but it s generally depressing death porn with no time given to build connection or empathy to the characters The good until the end I was driven to read on in order to get information about what has happened The bad the story was told in short episodes and while I typically don t mind going back and forth between timelines I ust didn t think it was done well in this case I don t read a lot of post apocalyptic fiction because it s too depressing and goodness knows reality in 2017 is uite bleak enough However a recent Guar. Sively beside his murdered parents a provincial nightclub full of charred bodies Seeking food and fuel for the fire but finding only the pointless remnants of their suddenly vanished world the men realise that all they have left is their lives And are those really worth anything in a world where their future has cr. ,