Apocalypse for Beginners

Apocalypse for Beginners

Book - 2010
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From the author of Canada Reads winner Nikolski comes a sweet, smart and occasionally surreal romantic comedy, featuring two young friends who could become loversnbsp;-- if only one of them hadn't convinced herself that the end of the world is nigh.

The Randall family was always a little strange. For generations, each member receives a prophetic vision of the apocalypsenbsp;-- but always on a different date. When the End of Days fails to materialize, yet another Randall goes mad.

In the summer of 1989, Hope Randall's mother, in an attempt to forestall the latest imminent apocalypse, loads up the Lada and heads west from Yarmouth. After their car dies in Rivière-du-Loup, the mother and daughter put down roots, as yet another day of reckoning comes and goes.

Mickey Bauermann has never seen the likes of the red-headed wonder that is Hope, whose idea of a good time is spending Friday nights watching David Suzuki reveal the mysteries of science on TV. The Bauermann family has been in the concrete business for generations, but Mickey has other ideas of what he wants to do with his life. For now, he spends every available second with Hope, whose mother has become increasingly unhinged. The teens take refuge in Mickey's bungalow basement, aka The Bunker, where they watch the twentieth century crumble and transform on the small screen.

But when Hope's destiny as a Randall is revealed by chancenbsp;-- and by a bomb shelter's worth of ramen noodles --nbsp;the time for hiding out is past. For Hope, the only way to deal with the end of the world is to confront it head on. The journey begins...
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, c2010
ISBN: 9780307399410
Branch Call Number: DIC
Characteristics: 254 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lederhendler, Lazer


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Feb 25, 2016

A romantic comedy with some cute quirky characters. A fun, fast read.

Jan 25, 2012

I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a page turner. I was skeptical throughout, due to the subject of dates for the end of the world, but I have to admit, I was worried it was true!! Funny and sad at times, but extremely well written.

Aug 15, 2011

Micky is in love with Hope, his best friend. Too bad she believes that the end of the world is here. In her odd journey from Canada to Japan in search for the truth, how is Micky supposed to give up on her when he can't move on?

Mar 09, 2011

Picked this up in Express Reads (likely wouldn't have noticed it or brought it home, otherwise) - strange book but interesting - I just kept on reading it - it's not a long book - I sure others of you with backgrounds in other disciplines than I make get a lot more out of it

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