The Last Town (Wayward Pines #3) DNF@18% ☆☆☆☆½

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Title: The Last Town
Series: Wayward Pines #3
Author: Blake Crouch
Rating: 0.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: SF/Thriller
Pages: 308/DNF
Format: Digital Edition



DNF @ 18%


My Thoughts:

“And what he saw, he didn’t know how to process”


“A string of indelible images.”


“In the middle of Main Street, a large abby on top of Megan Fisher, violating her.”


Enough. I will not read stuff like that.



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24 thoughts on “The Last Town (Wayward Pines #3) DNF@18% ☆☆☆☆½

  1. I couldn’t follow the quote at first, because instead of Abby, I read Abbey.

    I feel like you read a lot of epic fantasy, and I thought this sort of thing was fairly common in the genre? Or maybe people just talk about GRRM books a lot, and it’s prevalent there?

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    1. Yeah, I knew I wasn’t giving full context, but at the time of writing I was just so disgusted that I didn’t care. And I didn’t want to write (Aberrant) and lose all my righteous indignation.

      I do read a lot of epic fantasy, but I deliberately stay away from authors that gravitate towards celebrating rape in any way. While it might be part of a story, salaciousness or gratuitousness puts the author on my “avoid” list.
      GRRM HAS given fantasy a bad name. And he’s popular enough that others follow his lead and there are enough readers who lap it up, so what am I going to do?

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    1. Correct. Crouch also wrote Dark Matter. I had read the previous 2 in the Wayward Pines trilogy (links to their reviews are underneath the bookstooge pix) and I had rather enjoyed them. That probably contributed to my reaction here…

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    1. Yep, this trilogy was definitely changing my mind about Crouch, as Dark Matter and me were really at odds.
      But now, well, one less author to have to be concerned with I guess 😦


    1. I hated Dark Matter, more because everyone was claiming how original it was and it wasn’t.

      But with this, I’m done with him as an author. There are a lot more authors for me to explore. No need to saddle myself with one I don’t like 🙂

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  2. I recently finished “Dark Matter” from this same author, and while I enjoyed the story enough, once I closed the book I received some nit-picking queries from my Inner Critic, which means that Crouch was able to hold my interest while telling the story, but not enough to sweep my doubts under the rug. For some reason, the Wayward Pines saga did not appeal to me, and going by your quotes the situation is not going to change…

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    1. I have to admit, I was hoping this trilogy was going to turn around my thoughts on Crouch in general. And it was on track to do that. Until this. The abbys were bad enough as apex predators, There was absolutely no need for that to be put in the story.

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