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The Last Town (The Wayward Pines Trilogy, Book 3) [Format Kindle]

Blake Crouch
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The third book in the international runaway bestseller that inspired the most watched show of the summer, from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, starring Matt Dillon.

Welcome to Wayward Pines, the last town.

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town’s creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed.

But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond. It is a secret that has the entire population completely under the control of a madman and his army of followers, a secret that is about to come storming through the fence to wipe out this last, fragile remnant of humanity.

Biographie de l'auteur

Blake Crouch is the author of over a dozen bestselling suspense, mystery, and horror novels. His short fiction has appeared in numerous short story anthologies, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Cemetery Dance, and many other publications. Much of his work, including the Wayward Pines Series, has been optioned for TV and film. Blake lives in Colorado. To learn more, follow him on Twitter or Facebook, or visit his website, www.blakecrouch.com.


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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 308 pages
  • Editeur : Thomas & Mercer (15 juillet 2014)
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Une histoire qui tiendrait sur une feuille A4 21 novembre 2014
Par Lady Lama TOP 500 COMMENTATEURS VOIX VINE
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"Wayward Pines" est basé sur une idée très forte, tellement forte que la série est en cours d'adaptation par la Fox. Hélas, l'auteur s'il a eu une excellente idée, n'a pas le talent pour la faire se développer et l'enrichir. Le deuxième tome était déjà une redite du premier tome. Ce troisième tome n'est qu'une conclusion, qui aurait tenue en un chapitre. Ici l'auteur en fait un roman, à la zombie-like. Chaque chapitre est soit le récit d'une bande de gens se faisant arracher les membres/violer/éviscérer/manger (sans doute parfois un peu tout cela à la fois), soit le récit du héros se morfondant dans sa condition (je vais bientôt mourir et le reste de l'espèce avec moi). C'est ... répétitif. Par dessus le marché, l'auteur ne fait pas de concessions, l'histoire est triste et déprimante, nous sommes vraiment une espèce nuisible... Y compris pour nous mêmes. Mais l'auteur a la lucidité de nous remettre à notre juste place, nous ne sommes qu'une espèce de passage.
Et comme d'habitude, il nous colle en dernière page une conclusion tellement étonnante que... J'achèterai le prochain, juste pour savoir s'il est passé du vide à l'invraisemblable voire au grotesque, où s'il a réussi un rebond avec une seconde idée spectaculaire. L'espoir fait vivre, c'est d'ailleurs une des leçons de ce tome.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 WARNING: Spoilers and a Rant 8 août 2014
Par J. Sever - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
SPOILERS AHEAD. Well, I read all three, because the idea behind it was engaging. But by the end, I felt like I'd wasted my time. First of all, I think the trilogy, with some significant editing, should have been just one book. There just wasn't enough story development or character development. Secondly, the overall premise is so far-fetched, and while I'm a fan of the far-fetched sci-fi tale, I think they key is to have some sort of explanation for it. "The human genome is getting corrupted" (which, by the way, wasn't that similar to the premise behind the "Divergent" trilogy?) isn't quite enough. Why? How? A reason that's it's happening so rapidly? which brings us to my third point: the time scale for this change is 1800 years. Think about it: 1800 years. In 1800 years we've had human beings evolve into something almost unrecognizable (did anyone else think of Eloi and Morlocks when they read this, by the way?). In 1800 years, nearly every sign of civilization is completely gone. Well, think about it: the Great Pyramid of Egypt dates back to around 3200 BC. They Great Sphinx is probably that old, too. You can still find evidence of roads in Rome that pre-date Christ. So the premise that almost everything is completely gone in 1800 years (there are a few artifacts mentioned in the book) is just too much--UNLESS we're given some kind of explanation. Signs of a great war? Some great cataclysm? Cemetery headstones would not be completely unrecognizable after 1800 years to people who'd seen a cemetery before unless something happened--acid rain that apparently fell for years? I just wanted something. Fourth: the guy is saving humanity by kidnapping apparently completely random people who happen to wander into a specific town. Wouldn't you want unsullied genetic specimens if you want to save the human race? (I mean, in another 1800 years, we're just going to be abbies anyway aren't we? What's the point of saving humanity if you don't save humanity for good? Wouldn't you want scientists to help rebuild science and technology? Fifth: Pilcher obviously had a lot of followers who knew the deal. Why not just get more of those true believers rather than do the whole farce of the town?

I could go on, but I won't. The thing is, I want to like these books. I LIKE the whole idea of a town with secrets. I LIKE the whole idea of a mysterious puppet master pulling strings. I LIKE the idea of a dystopian future that's dangerous and not like our own world. And in a way, I do like the books. I read all three, and was entertained during the read, despite the fact that the whole time I wanted to call Blake Crouch and ask "But what about---". I think I'm most irritated because he left me hanging at the end of three books with more questions than answers.... but not in that good way you get when you read a book that really makes you think.

I wish this was a first draft that I'd read at a writer's seminar and that Blake could then go back and do some rewrites. Because I think it could be a lot better, and he's a capable enough writer to make it better.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Disappointing. 27 août 2014
Par Anthony Going - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Damn you, Mr. Crouch! You sucked me in with “Pines”, kept me intrigued with “Wayward”, and then slapped me in the face with “The Last Town”
Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t hate the book. I actually thought it was okay. And on its own it probably deserves a 3-star rating. The reason it gets a 2, however, is because of its potential. This book should have been awesome. It should have been a kick-ass finale to the Wayward Pines trilogy, but it wasn’t. Mr. Crouch could have ended the saga with a bang and instead ended it with a whimper, and it’s a damn shame.
Let’s go back to “Pines”. I loved it. It was a fast-paced, entertaining, violent mystery with a few awesome scenes (the fetes and introduction to the abbies come to mind) and an explosive ending that I never saw coming. I thought it was a great book that didn’t need a sequel.
And then “Wayward” came out…
And I loved it. It advanced the story, let us see Ethan struggle with concealing the truth, introduced us to Adam Hassler (a man actually surviving outside of the fence? WHAT?!), and hinted at a second love triangle (between Adam, Ethan and Teresa, in addition to the one between Ethan, Teresa, and Kate) then, again, blew me away with a killer cliffhanger ending that forced me to read part 3. It was as if Mr. Crouch literally grabbed me by the throat and said, “You’re going to buy book 3!” and I gladly said, “Yes, Sir!”
Then “The Last Town” came out, and it underwhelmed.
The problems with this book are numerous, and I suspect they all stem from a single source. It’s clear to me Mr. Crouch was given a deadline that he simply could not meet without sacrificing the integrity of his novel, and sacrifice it he did. Just look at its length compared to books 1 and 2.
“Pines”: 309 pages
“Wayward”: 322 pages
“The Last Town”: 285 pages
It’s the runt of the litter, and by a full 24 pages! This is part 3, Blake (I’m calling you Blake from now on. Screw Mr. Crouch!). This is the finale. Everything that happened in books 1 and 2 has been building to this. This book should have been the longest of the three. Not the shortest. And certainly not the shortest by 24 pages. To be totally honest, this book should have had at least another 50 pages in it. There were two books worth of loose ends to tie up, Crouch (I’m sticking with just Crouch. Screw Blake!), and instead of actually tying them up, you gave us a rushed, half-assed ending that once read by your editor should have gotten you a quick slap in the face. Let’s dive in shall we?
Hassler:
In “Wayward”, we’re told Adam Hassler is still alive. My thought process upon learning this: “Ethan’s boss? No way! And he’s been living outside of the fence? And he’s in love with Ethan’s wife? Why is he outside of town? How has he been able to survive out there? Why is he headed back to the town now? What did he find out there?”
The addition of Hassler to the story was brilliant. Knowing he was coming back to town for book 3 made me practically salivate over his eventual confrontation with Ethan and I was dying to know the answers to the above questions. And what were those answers? Let’s see:
Why is he outside of town? Not sure. He was on a mission of some kind. What mission? I have no idea. It’s not made clear. Pilcher implies there was no mission and that he just wanted to get rid of Hassler. If that’s the case, why not just kill him? But there had to be an actual mission, right? Otherwise, why the hell would Hassler go outside in the first place? Wasn’t he the happiest he had ever been while living in Wayward Pines with Theresa and Ben? What could Pilcher have possibly told him to make him willingly leave Wayward Pines on a suicide mission outside? Did Pilcher force him to leave? If he did, again, why not just kill Hassler instead? And why did Hassler come back anyway? Was it because he found nothing? What made him decide he finally found nothing? And why did he wait so long to decide that? Dude, you had a beautiful woman and child waiting for you in Wayward Pines. Why would you stay away for three years? Couldn’t you have been gone for a few months instead? How long does it take to find nothing?
Horrible character exchanges:
Then there are the many potentially emotional points that Crouch just glosses over. Like when Alan finds out Pilcher murdered his daughter and is so enraged that he threatens to kill Pilcher. He and Ethan have this exchange.
Alan: AHHHHHH! I’m gonna kill Pilcher!
Ethan: No, I am.
Alan: Okay.
There is no way this exchange goes down this way from what we know about Alan. He should have been ready to rip Pilcher apart with his bare hands. He and Ethan should have practically come to blows over who gets to kill Pilcher. But they don’t because…I have no idea, and I don’t think Crouch does either.
This happens again when everyone is hiding in the cave and Ethan tells Ben he is going to the arc.
Ethan: I have to go Ben.
Ben: (crying) But Dad, I don’t want you to go!
Ethan: But I’m going to.
Ben: Okay.
Come on, Crouch! Give the kid a little more time to come to terms with his father’s suicide mission. Or don’t let him come to terms with it at all and force Ethan to leave with his son mad at him. Just make your characters act like real people, damn it!
Characters acting like morons
Here a few things that just didn’t add up:
When Ethan’s group makes it to the cave, it’s revealed some people are missing family members who were in other groups. In a crisis, why the hell would you separate from your family? Everyone was together at the fete, then Ethan revealed the truth, Pilcher opened the gate, and everyone stood around and talked about the truth. Sure, some people went home (with their families) but most stayed. So when the hell did so many families get separated? Why would they do that? Why would you not go into the same group and head for the tunnels together?
Even when characters make the right decision, they do it for the wrong reason. Like when Ethan, Kate, and two other characters whose names I can’t remember head to the arc. They decide to avoid the tunnels and stay above ground. Ethan’s reasoning for this is so that if they are spotted, they can run. So you plan to outrun the four-legged abbies who are clearly faster than you? Wrong. You stay out of the tunnels because the abbies already found the tunnels and could still be down their feeding on the other groups.
Also, did Crouch really force Hassler and Kate to be together in the end? Ugh.
In conclusion, this book was bad. Though mildly entertaining, it was sloppily written and poorly edited. I really wish Crouch had more time to work on this one. It could have been great.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 One Hell of an Ending 7 août 2014
Par AustinTiffany - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Obviously, if you have not read Pines and Wayward you should most definitely not read this book (or this review) because major spoilers will follow FOR THOSE BOOKS.

Okay, that said, this is something of a very bitter-sweet ending to the series ... for a whole slew of reasons, not all of which I can go into because, duh, spoilers. What I can say is that, in general ... a lot of people die in this book. If you read all the way to the end of Wayward (Book 2), then you probably expected this in some fashion. Not going to beat around the bush on this, the abbies get into Wayward Pines and all hell breaks loose.

First, the pluses: this book is pretty intense. Pines (Book 1) was awesome because of the mind-blowing twist ending. Wayward (Book 2) was something of a slow oddity, sort of the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in this trilogy. The Last Town doesn't exactly revist what made Pines good (how could it? That's kind of a one-trick pony literary ploy), but it does go in a new and, frankly, stomach-churningly horrific direction. Word of warning: this book is graphic. People die ... VIOLENTLY. In this regard, this book is something of a stark departure from the more temporal topsy-turvy mystery of the previous two books, and instead, has gone more to a visceral slasher fest. Still, the book manages to convey the elements of absolute hopelessness and despair and horror that this kind of a situation would entail, and do it quite well. And in general Blake Crouch manages to skillfully weave together excellent pacing, descriptions, characterizations, and emotion in quick, easy to read but thrilling story of survival at any cost against impossible odds.

There are downsides to this book. While most of the plot elements setup by the previous two books are wrapped up by the end of the book, some of these things are just not done so ... skillfully or satisfactorily. I can't really give examples without spoilers ... but let's just say that the book could have used another 50 pages or so to maybe flesh out some of these resolutions, especially regarding a rather front-and-center relationship snafu that goes all over the place before just being ... eh, resolved. What's there is good, but what could have been there would have been better.

INTERLUDE: --- I have complaints regarding the nature of the abbies that I have to voice, that are part of the reason for the 4 star review. Overall, the nature of the abbie's make no sense from a biological viewpoint. We're told they descend from humans, but there's one problem: genomes don't just "degrade". That's the central hook on which the reason for ANY OF this exists, but it's stupid. There is no such thing as "de-evolution". Evolution only goes one way, and that's forward, constantly adapting to the current environmental circumstances. In that sense, humans won't ever "de-evolve" into something like the abbies because the only way that would ever happen is through some sort of massive environmental cataclysm that created a huge shortage of resources (you get blind, albino fish / lizards / bugs because they live in caves, or you get dwarfs on islands due to restrictions on available calories). But the Wayward Pines series never reveals anything that would suggest that anything like that happened. Okay, fine, let's say the abbies exist ... they wouldn't exist in those numbers, in clustered swarms of thousands. That's not how predators work. They would have exhausted the food chain in a matter of a century or less, creating a huge ecological collapse, and all but extinquishing themselves in the process. In fact, I'm fairly certain that this rule is so solid that biologists have a formula that predicts the number of predators in a given biosphere based upon the number of available prey. Further, why do these creatures have translucent skin? And no fur? How are they surviving daily sub-freezing temperatures? How are they not getting cooked alive with UV radiation if they have no melanin in their skin? One or two of these things I could take, but it's like Blake Crouch read a book on biology, then did THE EXACT OPPOSITE of everything that book taught him about biology --- INTERLUDE FINISHED

Anyway ... rant over. The book eventually comes to an ending that pretty clearly concludes the series ... and I have to say it is quite bittersweet. It was something of a minor twist ending for me, a sort of final call-back to the element that started this whole plot idea. Can't say much more without ruining it for you, but it is quite good, very appropriate, and almost tear-jerking. I hated it, I liked it, I wished there was more (there probably won't be) ... but it was good.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Crouch Is Firing on All Cylinders 18 avril 2014
Par Jason Brant - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
A year ago, I'd never heard of Blake Crouch.

Now, he's one of my favorite authors. His pace and economy of words make for a style that really hits home with me. The action scenes in his books are amplified by his short, staccato sentences and paragraphs, keeping you glued to the pages (or your Kindle). There's no fluff, no fat, that needs trimmed. It's a style that I wish more authors had.

I hold The Wayward Pines Series up with Wool and other mind-blowing sagas of the past few years. Ethan Burke is a flawed, but powerful character that keeps you rooting for him, despite the mistakes he's made in the past. There's no quit in the man, no matter the situation he finds himself in.

I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of this and I plowed through it in two days. This final book was worth the wait. The action kicks off right away and doesn't let up. The pace is brutal and makes it hard to step away for inconsequential things like food or sleep.

If I have one complaint, it's that Crouch doesn't release books often enough. He's clearly a fast writer, but I read his stuff so rapidly that it feels like I'm always waiting forever for his next work. Blake, if you're going to hook me on your stuff, then I need the fixes to come faster!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fitting Finale To A Great Series 12 juillet 2014
Par Michael Hicks - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
The Last Town is the third, and presumably last, in Blake Crouch's Wayward Pines series. While Crouch attempts to make this work accessible to new readers, I'd advise that anyone new to this series start from the beginning and read Pines and Wayward first. And since The Last Town picks up within moments of its predecessors finale, it's hard to get into the nitty-gritty without talking about some spoilers for the previous books.

Consider this your warning.

Those familiar with the series will recall that Secret Service agent Ethan Burke woke up in the small community of Wayward Pines after getting into a car accident. He was sent to the town to search for a pair of missing agents, but it doesn't take too long for things to go south and for his entire world to get turned upside down. At the close of the second novel, Wayward, Burke clued in the other residents about the truth behind their idyllic community, and in a fit of rage and hubris, the town-founder/cult-leader, David Pilcher, opened the doors sealing Wayward Pines off from the rest of the big, bad world.

With the threat of the monstrous aberrations unleashed upon the town the stakes have never been higher. Series regulars will know that Wayward Pines represents the last human outpost, home to scarcely more than 400 souls, and the danger posed by the beastly abbies represent an extinction-level threat.

Almost from the first page of The Last Town, Crouch has built an unrelenting horror story that strikes a different chord than either of the previous volumes. In the end, I think that's one of the strongest aspects of his series and why I appreciate Wayward Pines so much. With each volume, Crouch does something different genre-wise.

Pines was a paranoia-driven conspiracy thriller, in the vein of television series like The Prisoner and Nowhere Man. Wayward was more of a murder mystery, but framed within the elements of the conspiracy that unraveled during the climax of Pines. The Last Town, meanwhile, is heavily geared toward a fast-paced creature feature, and Crouch revels in the horror of the narrative as the abbies roam through town, disemboweling people in the streets and invading homes to tear apart the town's citizens.

If mysteries were at the center of the previous narratives, then here the focus is squarely on action and keeping the pages turning. Short chapters keep the pace quick and the tension high, and the unrelenting nature of the opposition Burke faces, in both human and animal form, make for a blistering read.

The Last Town is a hard book to put down, and because the predicament the characters suffer their way through is so severe and urgent, readers will be demanding to know what comes next. Crouch has crafted a book that is truly 'unputdownable' and it serves as a fitting, satisfying conclusion to the Wayward Pines series.

Note: I received an advanced reader's copy through NetGalley to review
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