The Savage by Frank Bill

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Read The Savage Online Free - In the raucous and action-packed follow-up to Donnybrook, mayhem is still the order of the day-only more so

Frank Bill's America has always been stark and violent. In his new novel, he takes things one step further: the dollar has failed; the grid is wiped out.
Van Dorn is eighteen and running solo, dodging the bloodthirsty hordes and militias that have emerged since the country went haywire. His dead father's voice rings in his head as Van Dorn sets his sights not just on survival but also on an old-fashioned sense of justice.
Meanwhile, a leader has risen among the gangs-and around him swirls the cast of brawlers from Donnybrook, with their own brutal sense of right and wrong, of loyalty and justice through strength.
So, this is not the distant postapocalyptic future-this is tomorrow, in a world Bill has already introduced us to. Now he raises the stakes and turns his shotgun prose on our addiction to technology, the values and skills we've lost in the process, and what happens when the last systems of morality and society collapse.
The Savage presents a bone-chilling vision of America where power is the only currency and nothing guarantees survival. And it presents Bill at his most ambitious, most eloquent, most powerful.

Title : The Savage
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ISBN : 0374534411
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 pages


David rated it ★★★★★

May 22, 2017

Frank Bill's prose is unmistakable in its ability to come off the page and grab you by the throat. The Savage is at once shattering and satisfying, a story forged from equal parts gravel and grace.

Paul rated it ★★★★☆

November 16, 2017

"Secrets, Van Dorn thought, they were in abundance within the rural areas of life. Hidden in cellars, unfinished basements, closets, between mattresses and boxed springs, flooring, studded walls, in coffee cans buried within one's foundation, and in the recesses of people's minds." A worthy sequ...

Benoit rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 2018

I hadn't read Frank Bill in a couple years and his pulsing, organic prose kept me unbalanced and entertained for the duration of this novel, which is his most ambitious project to date. And indirect sequel do DONNYBROOK, THE SAVAGE is the pseudo-dystopian story of the world going awry and people s...

David rated it ★★★★☆

October 07, 2017

This book is nuts. A crazy, ultra-violent cross between Mad Max, Cormac McCarthy's The Road and yes, Shogun Assassin, it's definitely one for fans of blood soaked 80s action movies. I hadn't read part 1, Donnybrook, but it rarely impacted my enjoyment.

Kristie rated it ★★★★☆

December 28, 2017

THE SAVAGE, Frank Bill’s second novel, is something of a follow-up to his first (DONNYBROOK), but THE SAVAGE looks at what becomes of DONNYBROOK’s world in the not-too-distant future when people have lost jobs, family, friends, and hope. Set largely in southern Indiana, THE SAVAGE follows a few c...

Andrea rated it ★★★☆☆

December 08, 2017

I’m a fan of Frank Bill’s writing and I preordered this book because I was so eager to read it. THE SAVAGE had lots of action but somehow the book failed to really reach me.

Ed rated it ★★★☆☆

November 26, 2017

The sequel to Frank Bill's " Donnybrook" takes country noir to another level of dystopian brutality in Southern Indiana's version of Dante's Ninth Circle of Hell. Lack of jobs in rural America crashes the dollar and the power grid fails. War lords using any means necessary to build their fiefdoms...

Ross rated it ★★★★★

November 23, 2017

I’ve been waiting what seems an age for this novel, Frank Bill’s ‘The Savage’ and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s set in a post apocalyptic America in the-not too distant future but it is also a sequel to Donnybrook, Frank Bill’s debut novel. The novel tells the story of several characters who are al...

PJ rated it ★★★☆☆

December 30, 2017

The best thing here is the writing. These hard violent people, these savages; the writing itself is the same. It's hard. Savage. Bites. Sometimes it's very difficult to read. On the down side, the story meanders. Between this and the previous story, the sense of chaos and random-ness seems to com...

David rated it ★★★★☆

December 01, 2017

What happens to people living in rural Southern Indiana, already desperate because of globalization, automation, opioids and meth when the dollar becomes worthless and government disappears? If The Savage is the answer then we’re in deep trouble. Bill writes of bloody and merciless situations. Cl...

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