Thursday 14 August 2014

Book Review: The End of Days (Barney Thomson Novella # 2) by Douglas Lindsay

Title: The End of Days (Barney Thomson Novella # 2)
Author: Douglas Lindsay
Blasted Heath
Publication Date: 2013 (2011)
Pages: 211
Format: E-Book - EPUB
Genre: Fiction
Source: Bought Copy

December 2009. MPs are being murdered in revenge attacks for the expenses scandal, and Westminster is in a state of turmoil. With the government on the verge of collapse, the last Labour Prime Minister - desperately clinging to power - decides there is only one way to reclaim the government's authority. Relying on dubious intelligence, he instructs the Army to make plans to launch an invasion of the eastern seaboard of the United States of America. As humanity stands on the brink of war, it may well be that we have reached the End of Days.

The world of men is at a crossroads: will it be annihilated, or will it survive and be allowed to evolve naturally into a beer-drinking sloth species with no appendages? Ultimately, when the blood stops flowing and the last money-grabbing MP has been stabbed in the head, the fate of us all and of Planet Earth itself will rest in the hands of one man: renegade barbershop legend, Barney Thomson.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Another enjoyable romp with the world's unluckiest barber. This novella was a light and fun read continuing the mayhem from the novels.

I think you could read these novellas as stand-alone works; however, a knowledge of the novels is useful as there are often references to past characters and events.

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