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The Last President (A Novel of Daybreak)

by John Barnes

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This is the 3rd novel in Barnes' Daybreak series. I hadn't remembered that I had read and reviewed this book a year ago. That is telling, especially since I now see that my new review repeats a lot of what I wrote at that time.

The first 50 to 70 pages basically summarize the two previous novels, but not enough so that a new reader would be able to pick up on the story line. Barnes has crafted a complex novel that alternates between half a dozen major locales and intertwined plot lines. It sometimes is difficult to make the switch between locales and characters that change every few pages. Gives an impression that the book is too chopped up into too many subsections. I also found too much repetition. The ending is compelling (no spoilers here). It comes on quickly and sets the stage for another book in the series. Overall, I enjoyed the book and will gladly read the next one. ( )
  rondoctor | Oct 19, 2015 |
The first half of this 3rd volume in the Daybreak series becomes rather tedious with its slow pace and lack of plot development. The second half of the book has some interesting, but not unexpected plot turns. The end is a little thin, as is the author ran out of space allotment and had to rush to lay the groundwork for another book in this series. Character development could be better. It is rather thin and not consistent. I'll read the next book, whenever it comes, and can only hope that the series improves. ( )
  rondoctor | Jul 11, 2014 |
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In a devastated, splintered, post-apocalyptic United States, with technology thrown back to biplanes, black powder, and steam trains, a tiny band of visionaries struggles to recreate Constitutional government and civilization itself, as a New Dark Age takes shape around them.… (more)

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