Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Riverwalker’s Book Review -“Joshua” by John S. Wilson

The will to survive can be shaped by many things. In John S. Wilson’s book Joshua,the will to survive grows out of a relationship between a man and a small boy. In a world turned upside down by chaos and anarchy, their struggle to survive unites them in a common goal...that of survival. This creates “the tie that binds” and together they face the challenges of everyday life that almost seem insurmountable at times.  

Together, the man and Joshua, deal with both unlikely friends and inhuman foes in their travels. The book reveals a stunning look at the best and the worst of human nature as they journey towards their goal of hopefully being able to reunite with the only family they may have left in a world where everything has changed.

Here is a brief excerpt from his book:

“All around the nation it was the same. The rioting and killing started in the densely populated urban areas but quickly spilled into the suburbs and then out into the countryside, the blood following the line of the highways like water obeying gravity.”

This book is not your usual post-apocalyptic novel. It leaves you with a good feeling. It shows that even despite what seems like impossible odds, we can survive. It also reveals that our survival depends as much on our morals and strength of character as it does food and water.

This is John Wilson’s first novel and hopefully there will be more books forthcoming in the future. “Joshua” is a quick and easy read and is a nice change of pace from the usual “doom and gloom” of similar novels. It makes you think very hard about your survival and what you would or wouldn’t do in order to survive.

John has the first five chapters of his book available for preview here:

Riverwalker highly recommends Joshuaby John S. Wilson.

Got “Joshua”?

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

This is the 2nd blog which mentioned this book, I think I'm gonna have to check this one out. Thanks Riverwalker.

idahobob said...

Rats.....I read the first five I'm going to have to get the book.

My DW will love it, another PAW book for my already bulging book shelves.



riverwalker said...

I was very impressed with the story line and got kind of caught up in it. Stayed up way too late finishing it and didn't get enough sleep. I also didn't have time to post anything...toobusy readin' instead of writin'.

Thanks anon.


riverwalker said...

To: idahobob

Seems like we both made the same mistake...I was hooked after the first few chapters.

Thanks bob.


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