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FantasticLand: A Novel

FantasticLand: A Novel

by Mike Bockoven

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Overview


When a hurricane of unprecedented size and power broadsides the Florida coast, FantasticLand, a theme park 100 miles from the nearest beach, was waterlogged and cut off from the rest of the world. Through a series of interviews with historians, employees, and those who survived the two-month ordeal inside the park, reporter Adam Jakes finds stories of fear, cruelty, suffering, bloodshed, and outright warfare.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510709447
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 153,437
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Mike Bockoven writes thriller/horror novels while his kids are in gymnastics class or at piano lessons. He lives with his wife, Sarah, two daughters, Emaline and Tessa and an exceptionally dumb wiener dog names Sherlock. You can find him at his website, mikebockoven.com, on Facebook (facebook.com/Bockovenbooks) and on Twitter @mikebockoven. He lives in Grand Island, Nebraska.

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FantasticLand: A Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
WOW! the best book I've read in a long time. So many interesting issues. I don't like Disney world type of entertainment parks, so that setting is not what attracted me to read this book; yet that setting and structure worked well for this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was completely enthralled with this book from the beginning!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very suspenful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read+it+twice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Told through a series of "interviews," much like "World War Z." The format gave the opportunity to see the cause, conduct, & aftermath of the fictional situation from various character viewpoints. The depiction of how much people rely on technology, particularly social media, & how disassociated they get without that connection, really hits home. The reader is left wondering how she or he would react if put in the same situation. We all want to believe that we would rise to the occasion as a leader & hero, but when disaster strikes, most emerge as a follower, victim, straight out villain, the heroes Dee & far between. This story puts the reader in a kill it be killed scenario, & makes it relatable to how the everyday John & Jane could spiral so far beyond who they normally are--decent individuals. I highly recommend it for a classroom or a book club setting. A very intense & thought provoking read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfectly constructed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. It had me from the first interview. It is a must read for all you social media junkies. I am so glad i bought this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
perfection
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very suspenceful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But it did keep my attention. This book is basically told as a reporter's interview of survivors of a natural disaster. It is a creative avenue of book writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real page turner. I am waiting for the movie to come out!
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224perweek More than 1 year ago
Creepy!!! Cross between Lord of the Flies and Michael Grant's Gone series.