Todd
Adam J. Nicolai
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Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM By Adam J. Nicolai

Without warning on a sunny June afternoon, all life on Earth vanishes Reeling and alone in the aftermath, Alan and his son Todd scrounge through the ruins of civilization to survive Finding food and water is easy Electric power is harder But Alan has his own search, one he tries to hide from his son after a lifelong struggle with depression, his scarcest resource nowWithout warning on a sunny June afternoon, all life on Earth vanishes Reeling and alone in the aftermath, Alan and his son Todd scrounge through the ruins of civilization to survive Finding food and water is easy Electric power is harder But Alan has his own search, one he tries to hide from his son after a lifelong struggle with depression, his scarcest resource now is a reason to keep living.Through wildfires and tornadoes, as the deadly cold of a Minnesota winter draws closer, the two ask questions that may never be answered Why did this happen Why were they spared They don t realize that behind the empty sky, the entity that did this still watches.Or that its plans have only begun Fans of Nicolai s excellent emotional thriller, Alex, will be enthralled with the world he s created here Scary, heartfelt, and brimming with pathos, Todd is a story that grabs hold of you and doesn t let go Joe Hart, author of The River Is Dark and The Last Girl.
  • Title: Todd
  • Author: Adam J. Nicolai
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Christy Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
I bought this book on a bit of an impulse. It was listed as a new release in the Sci Fi section, and I've been reading a lot of dystopian, post apocalyptic work lately. Rather than the overdone zombie end-of-the-world scenario, this had a very interesting premise to me. Alan and his son Todd are the only two people left on Earth that they know of. They don't know why - everyone mysteriously disappeared. I love a good mystery and this premise dragged me in. Before long, they realize they are not [...]
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Ethan Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
Post-apocalyptic dystopian stories have been all the rage lately (The Hunger Games, Mad Mad: Fury Road, etc.), but readers familiar with Adam J. Nicolai's other books will know to expect something beyond normal in any genre he works with whether it's ghost stories, demonic possession, or high fantasy.The mystery begins when almost all humans and animals abruptly disappear, all that is, except for Alan and his son Todd. Things are creepy right away, and the creepiness increases exponentially as t [...]
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Bobbi Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
This book totally sucked me in and I am still reellng. I fully intended to read this book slowly, but unfortunately that didn't happen. And who knows when he'll finish his next book.Oh well. It's probably time for me to re-read Children of a Broken Sky anyway.
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Regis Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
Just awesome! That is all!
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Doghouse Gav Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
Mixed bagOk as a book the storyline was ok. Not ever going to set the world on fire but acceptable. Probably a 2 star. However it gains 2 stars because of the way the taboo subject of depression within a family environment was perfectly captured. I have suffered from depression all my life and constantly feel that I am not good enough for my kids. They would be better off without me. The relationship between Todd and Alan really hit home for me. These characters couldn't have been better portray [...]
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John Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
In my opinion Todd was well constructed and absorbing. As I read this story, I encountered no glaring errors in grammar, punctuation or spelling. That in itself provided a positive reading experience, particularly due to its smooth flow. In addition, the novel was very engaging and, accordingly, difficult to stop reading. This, of course, doesn't mean that I agreed with all the protagonist's decisions, particularly as it related to his eight year old son. The novel was, consequently in some case [...]
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Ashley Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
A Gripping Look at Overcoming Depression in the worst of TimesOnce again Nicolai paints a story of a parent's love for their child. This time he places a father and son at the end of the world, and the father's fight against his own inner darkness. While he could have done what most other apocalyptic author's do and shown the bleakness of the world at play, Nicolai instead gives us the father's constant fight to be what his son needs him to be even while his demons created from his own childhood [...]
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AmandaKastner-Guzzi Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
This book will stay with me.I rarely find a book any more that holds my complete attention. I usually read about 3 books at a time. This one though, I couldn't put it down. I love the way this guy writes. It actually makes me have emotions. Happy, sad, scared, etc I will be getting more of his books. Please keep writing them, Mr. Nicolai.
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Debbi Lathrop Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
Wonderful storyI really enjoyed this book because it's believable! This could happen. I also could relate to the inside turmoil of Alan. Todd was an absolute joy of a young boy. The book is definitely worth the read
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Rebecca Trotter Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
I will never forget Todd and his daddy Alan.It will be a day or two before I can start reading another book.
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Todd Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
How can I not read a book named Todd, about the end of the world, and ends in Iowa, my home state? I did I enjoy the book.
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Tully Vincent Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
Picked this book up from KU, and it drew me in immediately and never let go. The story kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat to the very end. But what really spoke to me and made this book special was the MC. Alan was just an average guy he made bad decisions as often as good ones, he was very far from the typical uber-perfect hero we often see. He was an average, everyday flawed guy and that made him feel very real.Also, for me, this was an excellent depiction of how someone's past, espec [...]
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Stonebender Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
I will say upfront I did not enjoy the ending, but this is worth people's time. A father and his eight-year-old son find themselves on the earth after everyone else disappears. What's fun and I think unique about this story is that a lot of it is about a father trying to protect his boy from a world no one could understand. Even more generally it's about a parent who isn't particularly gifted in parenting trying to become better along with keeping them both alive in a world that is clearly dying [...]
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Tisha Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
It was a good beginning with a solid premise. It was interesting enough to not only draw me in but for me to read it until the end. The ending was bad. Not bad in the way that something happened to your characters that you didn't like. Bad in the way that all that good writing prior to the ending just rolled right out the ending with no purpose, no closure, no tying up of things. The loose ends were too loose, the burning questions unanswered and the excruciating journey against depression and l [...]
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Brandon Jenkins Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
This book is too damn goodI think this book Todd is really brilliant took me basically 24.5 hours to read I could not put the book down when I did I had to read more the tension the nerves sinking in to my pillow I loved this book but I thought the ending was abit emotional but at the same time surreal I had to look out my window to see of there was a blue star heading for.Thank you Adam j Nicolai Great words great literature keep em coming
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Susan Hagy Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
Worth the readA whole different spin on dystopian fiction from my usual.Keeps you drawn in and the author has a very deep dark understanding of depression and it’s demons.The story went in a direction that was completely unexpected. Great read !!
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Brenda Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
I'm not sure why I finished this book, it was just interesting enough to keep my interest. I'm not sure what to think about the end, though - just standing there waiting. Maybe I didn't like it because of the kid.
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Avid Reader Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
Good read The Father’s depression, God distortions, and issues with his own father were all so realistic. I would read more books by the author.
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Angie Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
interesting. And different. kept me thinking and guessing. The author is speaking to our book club.
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Jhseltzer Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
This isn't my kind of book, it's too repetitive and it's depressing. I normally would've shelved the book early, but I liked the characters and wanted to find out what happened to them in the end. I'm disappointed we didn't find out what happened to his wife and daughter. I'm a hard science guy and this isn't a hard science book.
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Felecia Kelly Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
No resolve Not one that I would recommend. I finished the book to see what happened to the inhabitants, but the answer was never revealed.
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Sandra Knapp Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
Almost made me cryI can believe the Author was coming from a dark place within himself when writing this. His narrative is compelling though, and I could hardly put it down. It was a joy to see the relationship between Father and Son slowly building and coming together. It made the ending all that much more difficult. For myself, always the optimist, I kept hoping that just at that last moment everything would suddenly change. And actually, in a sense it did. They were together, in heart as well [...]
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Julianne Adams Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
DepressingThe author freely admits that he wrote this book while in a dark place in his life. The novel seems to be an outlet for the author's depressive state. As I was reading I kept wondering if the main character, Alan, was even going to make it until the end of the book. His son ,Todd, is only eight years old and that's what finally keeps Alan going. The ending is expected but certainly not happy. I was depressed myself after finishing this book.
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Joanne Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
I don't understand the purpose of this book. It makes no sense to me. Everyone in the world disappears except for a man and his son, Todd. Why? Why didn't they disappear? The man has depression. Well, I think even people who didn't have depression would be pretty depressed if everyone in the world disappeared.The father and son don't have a good relationship before or after everyone disappears. The kid is pretty normal and doesn't understand what's wrong with his father. He ends up taking care o [...]
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Holly Raver Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
This was a interesting readA father sees cars coming down his street and for no reason crash with no one in side but their clothesHe goes into his home and all he finds of his wife and daughter are their clothes as wellHe goes and looks for his son and the boy is fine He and his son Todd are the only people left on earth.So they have to try and survive until they can find others a liveAlan, who is a gamer (the father) has been fighting with depression for a few years now and he now has a small c [...]
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Bob Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
Now, nobody loves a good hopeless dystopian novel any more than i do, so i had hopes for this one. Alas, my hopes were dashed once more. The story begins with a father and son suddenly discovering they are the only two people left in the world. All that remains of the wife and daughter, as well as the rest of the population, are piles of clothes riddled with tiny holes. Not a bad set up, i suppose, but that's about as good as it got. Nothing is ever explained. Why did these two survive? What hap [...]
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Sierra Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
I haven't given 5 stars to a book in a while, but I LOVED this book! it made me cry and laugh and stay up way too late devouring it. This is one of the best dystopian novels I've read in a very long time. the characters were so believable and had me fighting for their survival right along with them. I would recommend this to anyone. even if you aren't a huge sci-fi fan, I would still recommend it. the story of the relationship between Todd and his father, Alan, is so interesting. Add in Alan's i [...]
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Keith Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
This was one of the worst books I have read in a long time. The only two people left on earth are a young boy and his dysfunctional father who goes from verbally abusing his son to being depressed and seemingly unable to make an adult decision. I endured to the end, but I would recommend that you don't!
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Kristina Trawick Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
Pleasant surpriseI didn't know what to expect, even after reading the blurb. Have to say, I am very happy I read this book. At times I wanted to just smack the dad, but his angst and anxiety were necessary for the story to play out as well as it did. I always love a happy ending, and this book, well read it to find out how Todd and his dad fair after the apocalypse.
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Ryan Jun 27, 2019 - 06:54 AM
Enjoyable, but flawed story. Mostly this book is about depression and its effect on a father. It is interesting at that level. Everyone disappears except a father and his son. I did not find the circumstances of the worlds disappearance terribly compelling. Overall, not a bad short read, just not great.
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Todd By Adam J. Nicolai Without warning on a sunny June afternoon, all life on Earth vanishes Reeling and alone in the aftermath, Alan and his son Todd scrounge through the ruins of civilization to survive Finding food and water is easy Electric power is harder But Alan has his own search, one he tries to hide from his son after a lifelong struggle with depression, his scarcest resource nowWithout warning on a sunny June afternoon, all life on Earth vanishes Reeling and alone in the aftermath, Alan and his son Todd scrounge through the ruins of civilization to survive Finding food and water is easy Electric power is harder But Alan has his own search, one he tries to hide from his son after a lifelong struggle with depression, his scarcest resource now is a reason to keep living.Through wildfires and tornadoes, as the deadly cold of a Minnesota winter draws closer, the two ask questions that may never be answered Why did this happen Why were they spared They don t realize that behind the empty sky, the entity that did this still watches.Or that its plans have only begun Fans of Nicolai s excellent emotional thriller, Alex, will be enthralled with the world he s created here Scary, heartfelt, and brimming with pathos, Todd is a story that grabs hold of you and doesn t let go Joe Hart, author of The River Is Dark and The Last Girl.

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