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.
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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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
November 18, 2017
One human being should not be able to so vividly describe the spray of human beings insides exiting their body.
As always with Bill, read this with white knuckles gripping the page. The story gets a little bogged down with references to the past, and flashbacks, but makes it through with the shee...
November 13, 2017
Cormac McCarthy on meth.
November 28, 2017
Hoo-boy. This one is a doozy, a dizzying array of exploding heads, torture spanning decades, and bone-shattering brawls. More impressive than the kaleidoscopic violence that swirls from page one to page last, though, is Bill's ability to carve real story and real characters amid ceaseless carnage...