- Title: Wormwood, Nevada
- Author: David Oppegaard
- ISBN: 9780312381110
- Page: 410
- Format: Hardcover
Tyler and Anna Mayfield have just relocated from Nebraska to the sun scorched desert town of Wormwood, Nevada They find themselves in a strange new landscape populated with old school cowboys, alien cultists, meth dealers, and doomsday prophets Loneliness and desperation pervade Wormwood, and when a meteorite lands in the center of town, its fragile existence begins to uTyler and Anna Mayfield have just relocated from Nebraska to the sun scorched desert town of Wormwood, Nevada They find themselves in a strange new landscape populated with old school cowboys, alien cultists, meth dealers, and doomsday prophets Loneliness and desperation pervade Wormwood, and when a meteorite lands in the center of town, its fragile existence begins to unravel as many believe the end of the world is near, while others simply seek a reason to believe in anything at all.
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I made it to page 55, and that was painful. This book is terrible. Grammatical errors aside, it just rambles on and on. It is like Oppegaard watched a made for tv movie about Area 51 and decided he knew rural Nevada well enough to write a novel about it. Geesh. My favorite bad part would have to be when the "town sheriff" tells the protagonist that he has been followed to the park, most likely by a man-eating bear. Yeah, right. There are a lot of man-eating bears in the Great Basin area? This ha [...]
Tyler and Anna Mayfield, a young married couple looking for their place in life, move to Wormwood, Nevada from Lincoln, Nebraska. In Wormwood they find a desolate town filled with disenchanted people, drug dealers, a meteor impact in the center of town, alien cultists, and eventually actual aliens. A rock-em sock-em science fiction thriller, right? Well, actually, not so much.What attracted me to this novel was actually sampling the first couple of pages after reading the book blurb. It reads mo [...]
I would not recommend this book. I kept expecting something exciting to happen and it never did. The storyline was only JUST interesting enough to be curious where it was going. The missing brother, the meteorite, and the crazy dreams had me thinking it might pick up and go in an interesting direction—but alas even the climax of the story was written in a way that it felt monotonous. I was excited about reading a book by a nominee of the Bram Stoker Award, but I did not enjoy the writing or th [...]
Originally reviewed at Minnesota Reads.When you were little, do you remember staring at your pile of wrapped birthday presents and being so excited to see a huge box? Small boxes surrounded the big box, but they weren’t nearly as important as what was in that monstrous box. It’s got to be something great since it’s that big, right?I was always disappointed by the big box. Inevitably it was the first I’d want to open because it just had to be good, but it was usually a sleeping bag or a b [...]
Was decent, seemed like the author was majorly influenced by Stephen King (though thank the gods he didn't set this in Maine!) I do like his writing style, very straightforward, to the point yet descriptive. I just felt like there were way too many unanswered questions (I won't specify further so as to avoid spoilers and the invariable shitfits that would follow). I liked all the characters (esp the sheriff, Tyler, Clyde and Skull) except for Anna. I despised Anna, she's just a completely unrede [...]
As far as some sophomore books go there are, lets say some not as good as their later works and as uninteresting as You would think this type of book would be: "A couple goes here, and finds something different" The writer manages to bring something refreshing and intriguing to the story which I won't spoil. I think though, in My opinion that the dialogue felt immature and hamstrung by the writer rushing through some scenes. The characters are at times flat, and the story slows down towards the [...]
2.75 stars.Decent read. It has some grammar mistakes, and one of the characters (Cody) was called Cory instead at one point of the book. I don't think it was done on purpose, but I can't be certain. I did like the ending. Just remember this isn't really a science fiction book and you'll enjoy it.
This book sounded really good, and it wasn't badly written. However, I'm just not sure what the heck it was about. There's a UFO cult, a strange small town full of "interesting" people, an earthquake, and even some real aliens, but nothing really happens. So, I'm figuring the story must be some kind of metaphor for something that I'm just not getting. Oh well.--Leisa
A melancholy story of small-town Americana, loneliness, the sadness of aging and the inscruitability of the universe. Oppegaard's language is spare but lyrical when necessary, and the world is completely enveloping.
Sequel to The Suicide Collectors
It was ok and easy reading but in two hundred pages i just waited for it to get started. Didn't live up to what I had hoped for yet I can't say why.
This book was o.k I thought they would be more alien interaction, it would have made it more exciting. Thats why it only gets 2 stars from me.
i liked this book.a very easy read nothing to stressful.about a couple that move to a small town in the desert and the unusual people that live there.
This was the slowest "quick read" I have ever read. I kept waiting for the point of it all, but never quite found it. Aliens and meteorites shouldn't be this boring.
Wow Not too sure what to make of this book. Boring and I wasted time reading it. Made no sense and not sure what the author was trying to share.
After a great debut by Oppegaard's "Suicide Collectors" I was a bit disappointed by this book. The story moves very slow and I just Felt like nothing ever REALLY happened.
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