Pub Date 03 Apr 2019
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The world has killed itself, but a nameless man survives.
From the confines of his Uncle’s farm, he watched on as suicide and depression ravaged the globe, snuffing out everyone around him and casting society into a primitive darkness. Forced out of his isolation by hunger, the man leaves the farm behind and aims for Houston, Texas, choosing to brave the untold dangers of an abandoned, feral city in attempt to find his parents and piece together the mystery of a people that inexplicably took their own lives.
Throughout his journey, he finds comfort in the words of a few unusual survivors and forms an unexpected friendship with a tenacious Biologist named Lauren. Together, the pair navigate a land bathed in death, finding renewed purpose in the liberation of trapped animals and forming a greater understanding of their intended role in Nature.
The Great Depression is a darkly introspective tour through a world of unchecked despair, offering a warning for a civilization that has fallen out of balance with its environment and, most importantly, itself.
This book is deeply introspective and will open your eyes about the stark and terrifying potential future of society; if you enjoy dark tales of death and deciphering a multitude of foreshadowing clues that enrapture you and yank your guts in to a blissful morbid oblivion- you won’t be able to stop reading. I read the entire book in 3 days- I could NOT put it down. I will never look at a lion enclosure or a butterfly exhibit in the same light. The author tells a tremendous story about depression, suicide, and what it means to truly be nameless and eerily autonomous. Mark my words- I can clearly envision this book being adapted to the silver screen within the next few years!
- Jessica Kisling
I was surprisingly delighted with this read. Tyler is able to tackle a dark and heavy topic while simultaneously submerging you into pure joy. You will find yourself unknowingly smiling through the whole book. With undertones of naturalistic peace. The playful setting of a jungle at end of days in the most urban of large cities is what really keeps the adventure heavy with unimaginable scenarios. I love a book that truly surprises me and this is loaded with them! You MUST READ, it's quick and exciting. Perfect for a plane ride or road trip!
I though that I had a good idea of what I was getting myself into before I started reading this book. Instead, I was surprised by how it made me feel as a whole. This book took me into emotional depths that I didn't think possible with written word. I emotionally connect with the characters and felt their joy and despair. This book made me laugh, it made me tense, it made me sad, and best of all it hurt my feelings. It took me out of my comfort zone and brought me peace. The topic is very relatable to our current culture and gave me new perspective. It's beautiful written
- Mauricio Torres
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