Review From User :
Well, I enjoyed the hell out of this trilogy!
WARNING: This review will contain spoilers of the first two books in the WAYWARD PINES trilogy - read PINES and WAYWARD first.
So, we find ourselves nearly two thousand years in the future, in the last town on earth. Book two ended with a cliffhanger - the electricity to the fence was cut and the gate opened, with a swarm of abbies fast approaching town.
You only know there will be carnage and you don't know if anybody will actually survive.
Well, the only way I can review book number three without giving anything away, is to say that all the issues will be resolved. Not necessarily the way you either want or expect it, or that you are even aware of all the issues ahead, but it will conclude.
And, in my opinion, the ending was absolutely perfect for this story.
Now, the one thing Crouch did not discuss in any of the books, is exactly what happened to the human race in the 2000 years to make them evolve into the abbies. Well, here's my theory:
Due to the stubborn denial of some world leaders of Global Warming (we are not allowed to confuse them with the facts), a deal will be made that will make one country in particular a great deal of money. However, it will also deplete some resources completely in only decades, which will mean that some things will disappear from this world.
As luck would have it (bad luck, that is), one of the first things that will go will be shampoo. And, due to the evolution of all species and the contamination of the earth, new species of insects will come forth. The most dangerous of these will be a new, lethal head-lice. The things that will make them so dangerous will be their ability to actually drain blood from the brain - in small amounts, but over a period of time the effects will be felt. Yes, people will become stupider than ever.
This, of course, will lead to the growing popularity of the television show KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS. In their 54th season, it will not be clear which of these women are actually still alive, and rumors will run wild that most of them have been replaced by wax dolls.
And then, toward the end of summer, one of the sisters (I can't disclose exactly which one, but I will give you a clue: Her name starts with a "K".) will be watching a YouTube video of the 8th comeback of Taylor Swift - who will, unrelated to this, be singing about her latest break-up with some 20 year old boy toy that hasn't even been born yet. During the video, a glitch in the system will make her sing backwards - and, surprisingly enough, it will sound a lot like Rihanna's music in the late 2010's - and the words will sound something like:
And, as with teenagers these days, those words will be remixed into a hit song, which will top the chart for six weeks - a record in the age of short attention spans.
This, in turn, will call up the demon Folligmentia, who will curse the earth and all humans who woke him from his evil slumber. The punishment on the human race will be the loss of all hair.
That will explain why people will get smarter, realize television is the root of all evil, throw all of them into the ocean, which will lead to the mother of all electrocutions, killing all forms of fish (which was never mentioned in any of the books, by the way, I'm not just making this shit up!) and knocking out any and all forms of electricity.
Then the people will have to learn to fend for themselves, it will be utter chaos, the nervous energy created by all living things will lead to an increased level of farting, which will completely destroy the ozone layer. The North and South Pole will heat up, the ice will melt and it will bring the next Ice Age - they actually got it right in the movie THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.
And the rest, my friends, will be ancient history...or ancient future...
Anyhoot - I hope you enjoy this series as much as I did!
Welcome to Wayward Pines, the last town.
Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town’s creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed.
But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond. It is a secret that has the entire population completely under the control of a madman and his army of followers, a secret that is about to come storming through the fence to wipe out this last, fragile remnant of humanity.
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