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Download Immobility Book ß ☆ Danpashley ☆ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Immobility ✍ Author Brian Evenson – When you open your eyes things already seem to be happening without you You don't know who you are and you don't remember where you've been You know the world has changed that a catastroPe on the backs of two men in hazard suits who don't seem anything like you at all heading toward something you don't understand that may well end up being the death of youWelcome to the life of Josef HorkaiCritically acclaimed and O Henry prize–winning author Brian Evenson turns his literary eye to a post–apocalyptic earth in this dazzling science fiction novel Every once in a while you stumble across a book which surpasses all your expectations 'Immobility' is one such book I mean here you have the much used trope of a post apocalyptic scenario although I must admit that PA is one of my favorite sub genres and I would read even a mediocre book if it's classified as PA fiction with your usual wastelands radiation and the always present hunger for food and all other things which are common in a book of such type But the “commonness” ends there What we have here is an amnesiac lead character Josef Horkai who is woken from his cryogenic sleep after 30 years to perform a vital task for a surviving community under whose care he was stored He cannot walk as he is paralyzed from waist down so he is to be carried by two “mules” atik and anik who are human maybeto the place where he is to accomplish his mission of retrieving a canister whose contents are vital for the survival of the community In spite of the desolate surroundings the book is filled with excellent dark humor in fact one of the best kinds I have come across in uite a while And the “mules” despite being interchangeable right until very later in the novel come across as very resolute of characters and also one of the many characters you’ll really care about as the book progressesThe book defies the major trope of post apocalyptic fiction that is selfishness and the characters portray an unflinching uality of selflessness especially the “mules” and of course to an extent Horkai himself despite his own reservations tries to remain obedient to the causeBy the end I asked myself what would I do in such circumstances? And I found myself agreeing with all of the characters good or bad because when I mulled over the story in my head I concluded that each character did his best under such trying circumstances and I would have done exactly the same or less You can’t say that about many books can you?

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Claiming to be your friend tells you your services are reuired Something crucial has been stolen but what he tells you about it doesn't uite add up You've got to get it back or something bad is going to happen And you've got to get it back fast so they can freeze you again before your own time runs outBefore you know it you're being carried through a ruined landsca 45 StarsImmobility by Brian Evenson is a fantastic piece of post apocalyptic fiction This is my second read of an Evenson novel so I already considered myself a fan After finishing this book I am going to uickly grab up of his worksI have to say that as I started reading this book I was blown away with how much I felt that this would be a perfect story in Hugh Howey's Wool series a post apocalyptic series that should not be missed Immobility would fit perfectly into that world and take place a bit farther into the future I seriously thought that I was going to read a passage about a field of silosEvenson's writing style and craft is what sets this book apart from the crowd He has an incredibly stylistic way that he writes out his characters and his world As this is a novella I was left wanting to know I wanted backstory and world building I wanted time with Horaki and the 's And I simply wanted storyThis novella throws you right in with little time spent catching you up to speed Top this off that Evenson uickly spins this tale into deep philosophical and spiritual territories and you will find that you cannot put it down I was amazed at the level and depth and the way that Evenson made you feel on this journeyThe world and the plot around our main protagonist in a uote“You’re certain I don’t need a suit?” asked Horkai “You’re certain I’ll be all right?”anik nodded “You always have been” he said “If not we’d already know”“How?”“Skin rash at first mild in the beginning but getting worse and worse Then you would start to vomit blood Around here it wouldn’t take long for your skin to break into sores and ulcerate If we were exposed to as much as you’ve been exposed to today our circulation would be damaged and our hearts would fail”“Why hasn’t that happened to me?”anik shrugged “You are okay” he said “You always have been You are not in any trouble”“We are the ones that are in trouble” said atik“That’s why you’re wearing the suits” said Horkai“They are not enough” said atik“Not enough?” I am a huge Brian Evenson fan and give him my highest recommendations Immobility is the perfect read for post apocalyptic fans that want something than zombies and contain no teen love or angst

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ImmobilityWhen you open your eyes things already seem to be happening without you You don't know who you are and you don't remember where you've been You know the world has changed that a catastrophe has destroyed what existed before but you can't remember exactly what did exist before And you're paralyzed from the waist down apparently but you don't remember that eitherA man I spotted this book via goodreads I really like the recommendations they do here on the basis of what you're reading I think I was reading 'Sleepless' when this book was recommended A book which will probably never be in the bookstores in Europe so got it online being curious by the story outline I got here A weird apocalyptic story cool out of the box story too How can a writer make something like this upyou wonder It's different from a lot of other books in the same genre of course the desolation of the world and the landscape is there Josef Horkai wakes up in a place amidst a group of people keeping themselves surviving 'under the ground' because the outside world can not be survived when going outside after the world has gone down They call it a 'hive' and their leader is Rasmus Josef's legs don't work they say they kept him in 'storage' for years deepfreeze apparently and now woke him up because they need his help for an assignment In itself that is weird for someone who can't walk Carried by two sort of 'twin' mules two weird guys called uatik and uanik wearing protective suits he goes outside on a mission while Josef Horkai is unaffected he seems 'unhuman' in a way His wounds heal and while the mules despite their protective suits get worse and worse and expect not to survive the assignment Josef survives in the outside world without any protective clothing Out on the assignment to get something 'that was stolen' from the hive the story spirals to situations where you are wondering whether it is reality or a dream he is having to a weird end Can not say would be spoiling Great read Pretty weird but great