Wayward Pines

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Ethan Burke ist ein Special Agent des Secret Service in Seattle. Intelligent und schlagfertig macht er sich auf die Suche nach zwei verschwundenen Kollegen. Es führt ihn in die verschlafene Kleinstadt Wayward Pines. Kaum vertieft sich der Ehemann. Wayward Pines ist eine US-amerikanische Mystery-Krimiserie des Fernsehsenders Fox. Die Serie basiert auf der Wayward-Pines-Trilogie des Autors Blake. Wayward Pines: Als Agent des Secret Service kommt Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) in die Kleinstadt Wayward Pines in Idaho. Hier soll er das Verschwinden zweier. Als Agent des Secret Service kommt Ethan Burke in die Kleinstadt Wayward Pines in Idaho. Hier soll er das Verschwinden zweier FBI-Agenten aufklären. bamstraw.co: Nachdem eine finale Entscheidung über die Zukunft von „​Wayward Pines“ lange Zeit ausblieb, scheint nun festzustehen.

Wayward Pines

Wayward Pines ist eine US-amerikanische Mystery-Krimiserie des Fernsehsenders Fox. Die Serie basiert auf der Wayward-Pines-Trilogie des Autors Blake. Als Agent des Secret Service kommt Ethan Burke in die Kleinstadt Wayward Pines in Idaho. Hier soll er das Verschwinden zweier FBI-Agenten aufklären. Wayward Pines jetzt legal online anschauen. Die Serie ist aktuell bei Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, Videoload, CHILI, maxdome, Sony verfügbar. Es war einmal in Wayward Pines. Dieser führt Eric zu einer Kältekammer, in welcher sich Sarah befindet. Die Serie umfasst zwei Staffeln. Staffel war SchГ¶nste Rtl Die Frau Deutschlands. Schwester Pam ermutigt Theresa, das mysteriöse Grundstück 33 zu untersuchen, während Ben von seiner Lehrerin Megan Fisher dazu verleitet wird, Spotlight Stream über die aktuellen Ereignisse in Wayward Pines zu sprechen. Aber Staffel 2 fing schon so uninteresant an, dass ich nach Folge 3 absprang. Es gibt kein Woanders. Juli Staffel 2 10 Ethan sieht danach zwar think, Netflix KomГ¶dien final übel zugerichtet aus, überlebt den Crash allerdings. Handlung Die Handlung dreht sich um den Wissenschaftler Eric Barlow, welcher auf der Suche nach seiner verschwundenen Frau Sarah Barlow ist, welche ihm eine Wayward Pines hinterlässt, read article verlässt und ihn bittet ihr nicht zu folgen. Tom Stevens. In der zweiten Staffel wurde daher eigens eine neue Geschichte mit einer anderen Hauptfigur Jason Patric erdacht.

So I will say that this story is great and you should experience it. However, I think the best way to experience it is on your TV screen.

And that's not something I usually say. View all 56 comments. Jul 24, Jeffrey Keeten rated it it was amazing Shelves: post-apocalyptic , book-to-film.

In the scheme of evolutionary forces, we are a weak, fragile species. Our genome is corruptible, and we so abused this planet that we ultimately corrupted that precious DNA blueprint that makes us human.

One of them was his old partner and for a brief time his lover. Going after Kate does complicate things, putting more stress on his fragile relationship with his wife Theresa and his son Ben.

He has memory issues. Burke escapes from the hospital, which was starting to feel more like a prison, and wanders around the town.

A Children of the Corn creepiness that is hard to ignore. He meets a friendly bartender who gives him her address in case he needs a place to stay.

It is hard to even buy a cup of coffee without his wallet which has mysteriously disappeared. Everyone in this town acts scared, acts peculiar.

They act like people do when something is very, very wrong. She never calls him back. He tries to check into work and gets this person that is about as helpful as a tree of feces throwing monkeys.

He decides to steal a car and leave town. Every road out of town brings you back to Wayward Pines. When he goes into the woods to explore, he finds a large electrified fence encircling the town.

Like a hyena or a banshee. Coyotes at their maddest. The mythologized Rebel Yell. High and thin. Again, the scream. He finds Kate who is fifteen years older than when he last saw her a few weeks ago.

She is married to a man named Harold. You tell me. Because I am you. Something he desperately needs to hear given the fact that absolutely nothing has made sense in this town since he woke up in a hospital bed.

There are cameras and microphones everywhere. He finds a box that makes the soothing, normal sounds of crickets. I mean what the hell is going on.

Night Schyamalan. The series was must see TV for my family every Thursday night. I watched the series before reading the book.

There are differences for sure. There were a couple of scenes in the book that I found more compelling than the ones in the series, but for the most part the series outperforms the book.

It is not really a fair comparison because the series covered what I think are all three books in the trilogy. This first book ends at about maybe three episodes into the series.

Normally, I will read the book before watching a TV adaptation or a movie, but in this case the series kind of snuck up on me.

Not hard to do with my face in a book all the time. For instance, in the book Ethan is having flashbacks to the war and the torture he experienced while captured.

That was left out of the TV series. I thought it was a good decision. This series is an ode to Twin Peaks. Crouch remembers vividly the impact that TV show had on him in his pre-teen years.

When it was cancelled, he was so distraught that he wrote a season three. I hope he is excited about the return of Twin Peaks which I believe is slated for There are certainly Twin Peaks elements to this series, enhanced by a really good twist.

I can only hope that the Wayward Pines series sparks a dormant creative gene in some other pre-teen who will grow up to write an ode to Wayward Pines.

View all 32 comments. The only catch? Once you get here you can never leave. And if the townsfolk get wind of you trying to move away???

Just get to getting. This is one of those books that you should know almost nothing about going in.

And the ending?!?!?!?!? This story was part. This was a non-stop thrill ride from the first page all the way to the last. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Thank you, NetGalley! View all 81 comments. You know when you find a new TV series and you just want to binge watch it?

This is how I feel about his books. I read Dark Matter last year and loved it so I was excited to read more of his work.

This time was no different. Another thriller sci-fi that keeps you on adrenaline and that you can't put down.

Trust me you want to go into this knowing nothing. Just read it. This didn't end up being what I expected but I really liked it and would recommend it!

View all 18 comments. Don't dare read any spoilers before you start these books. Just don't do it.

Secret service officer Ethan Burke is sent to Wayward Pines to find two missing agents. Once he gets into town he realizes that he is having moments of memory loss and this town is a tad bit on the odd side.

He can not get calls to go out to get in touch with either his office or his wife and son. The sheriff in the town is a different sort of all his own.

Everywhere Ethan turns is something that seems off in this sma Don't dare read any spoilers before you start these books. Everywhere Ethan turns is something that seems off in this small perfect little town.

There is no real way to review this book just go in blind and expect some mind blowing to happen.

I just requested the next one. I hate not knowing shit. View all 62 comments. This is a damn good book.

Unfortunately, I cannot tell you anything about it, because spoilers will damage the charm of this story. Author Blake Crouch has done an excellent job of putting together a suspenseful thriller that is at its finest when, in Sixth Sense fashion, the reader can experience his presentation untethered with pre-knowledge.

Dick, Shirley Jackson and Octavia Butler author Blake Crouch has crafted a gem of a thriller with horror, science fiction and fantasy elements.

One of the greatest compliments that can be given to a work of fiction is that the reader could not put it down and I blazed through this page book in two days.

All my GR friends know the kind of books I like and, trust me, this one is highly recommended. View all 33 comments.

I used to love Dean Koontz. I probably read close to 20 of his novels before burning out in the mid's. Since then, I've reread half a dozen or so and can't, for the life of me, figure out what attracted me to them.

I mention this as a personal bias, because Blake Crouch's 'Pines' reminds me, above all things, of a Dean Koontz novel.

And not a particularly good one at that. Our protagonist, Ethan Burke, knows there's something wrong in the town of Wayward Pines, but doesn't put a lot of thought into finding out what it might be.

Instead, he reacts through most of the book, getting bounced from one place to another, captured again and again without becoming any the wiser as to what lies beneath the surface, save by information fed to him by a mysterious ally within the town named Beverly.

Far from satisfying, it leaves the reader scratching his head with all the logical holes and plot points he chooses to ignore. Dialogue as most of the book centers on a man on the run is held at a minimum, and what little of it there is feels clumsy or canned.

This being the case, I'd hope to find a lot more interior dialogue than Crouch offers; thoughts and investigatory theories formed and discarded by the protagonist a trained Secret Service agent rather than descriptions of him running down an alley or up a staircase, reporting only what he sees and seldom what he thinks.

In an afterward, the author credits David Lynch's 'Twin Peaks' as a source of inspiration for the novel and, reading the sales description, I was put in mind of both 'Twin Peaks' and 'The X-Files'.

I'm disappointed to say that this book wasn't much like either. View all 20 comments. Solomon's Comparison to Dean Koontz? Amen to that! I think there is even a Dean Koontz book with a similar sinister small town setting.

May 12, PM. Jacqueline I just wanted to say that I was also not impressed by this book, but I think Blake Crouch has really developed into a decent author.

You might like hi I just wanted to say that I was also not impressed by this book, but I think Blake Crouch has really developed into a decent author.

You might like his new books, like Recursion. Recursion was actually the first book that I read by this author and when I read Pines I was surprised by how bad it was.

It was like a freshman in college wrote it in their Intro to Creative Writing class after reading too much Dean Koontz and Micheal Chrichton.

Pretty good SF thriller! I think it would be possible to enjoy reading Pines already knowing what the big secret is, but certainly not knowing was a major reason I found it so compelling.

A man regains consciousness by the side of a road in a small town, bruised and battered after an apparent car crash, and with temporary amnesia about most of the details of his life, and no ID on his person.

He meets a few of the residents in town, who seem oddly withdrawn and wary. He winds up in the local hospital but feels leery of his treatment there.

But with no ID, no cell phone, and little memory, his options are limited. Wayward Pines looks like a cozy, picturesque town, with its charming Victorian-style houses and high rock cliffs surrounding the town.

The hospital staff, the local sheriff, the people he talks to on the telephone when the telephones even work : everything is just OFF, and people are acting strangely around him.

I did have a couple of theories about what was going on; one was totally wrong and the other was, well, not quite right, but at least on the pathway to being right.

I ended up rereading the final chapters a couple of times because the final answer was so very fascinating to me.

My recommendation is that you turn off the critical functions of your brain and go along for the ride.

Pines is an intense, gripping novel that was completely impossible for me to put down. View all 11 comments. I'll say it again: Well.

That was At the risk of alienating all of my most excellent friends who've loved this book, I'm going to be honest and say that while there were things that I liked about it I didn't love it.

I had quite a lot of issues with this book, so you know Thus begins his quest to figure out what h I'll say it again: Well.

Thus begins his quest to figure out what happened to him and how to get home to his wife and son. Along the way, he encounters mystery and resistance Dun dun dunnnnnnn!

This is definitely a quick read, and the mysteriousness of everything was enough to keep me going. I liked Ethan, and I liked Beverly, and I was interested in finding out whether my theories about the story were right or not.

And some were, and some were close, but not quite right, and some were wayyyyyyyyyy off-base. But, now that I'm done with the book, and now that there's been an explanation of the ons that were going, I have to say that I liked a lot of individual pieces of this book, but as a whole it didn't work for me.

This is one of those ideas books, where there are a shitton of great ideas, but none of them really mesh together with each other and instead feel like a mishmash of unfulfilled greatness.

I know a lot of people will disagree with me on this, but don't worry, I shall elaborate and explain why I feel like that.

Consider this your electrified fence. Proceed past this point at your own spoiler risk. First, the creepy "perfect" town thing has kind of been done to death.

It's never as perfect as it seems, and there's always something hidden. To be honest, Nurse Pam should have been my first clue we were dealing with one of those places, but meeting her so early threw me off.

Plus it did seem normal at first, and only got more and more abnormal as the story progressed. Kudos there for keeping me on my toes.

But then, when we find out what Wayward Pines is I mean, this place is, at least according to Pilcher, the last vestiges of humanity, created when he discovered that humanity was changing due to environmental changes, and that the rest of the human population, in the span of 30 generations, would evolve, or devolve rather, to a more primitive form which would be more adapted to the hostile environment that we helped create with our factories and our CFCs and our nuclear meltdowns and our fossil fuel burning and our general stupid humanness.

Oh, and we're also gonna be translucent, vicious carnivores with razor sharp talons and we'll run like wolves. Now, I am no evolutionary biologist, but I really don't think it works like that.

He's talking about macroevolution, and that takes a long damn time. Millions of years, not hundreds, or thousands. I'm not buying it.

I mean, sure, maybe Pilcher was ahead of his time. But then I think that he has been kidnapping people and "integrating" them into his perfect little town for 50 years Nothing said about letting anyone in government know what he'd discovered, or anyone in the scientific community And I have to wonder He just started taking people, and his psychotic brain assured him that he was the savior of humanity in its "pure human" form.

It doesn't seem like he really wanted to save people at all Which makes me wonder Who will man the watchtowers then?

We now know that WP is that last refuge of humanity Everyone lives a lie - no talking about the outside world, no talking about history, etc.

But then, when someone strays from the rules, they are punished, severely. The entire town, children included, are rallied into a bloodthirsty mob and they beat the offender to death.

What I mean to say is that we're still pretty and wear clothes and pretend like we are civilized when we're not mob killing the nonconformist so that makes us better than our see-thru evolutionary siblings who just act out of instinct and hunger.

The reasoning that Pilcher gives for this murderous mob culture is quite possibly the lamest I've ever seen. His response, that it's nothing new, and that if violence is the norm, people will adapt to it, while true, doesn't really explain WHY that has to be the norm.

Oh, self-policing, Pilcher? Yeah, that's not self-policing. They aren't seeing someone do something against the rules and making a citizen's arrest to stop them from doing it.

They are being woken in the middle of the night and being told who to hunt down and brutally kill. Leetle bit different.

I mean, at least kowtow to the idea that participating in murder with the rest of the town fosters a sense of community, of single-mindedness, of protecting the herd, or whatever.

Or say that there's a smaller risk of a group rising up to challenge the enforcers if the whole town is involved in the enforcing.

But his reasoning is idiotic. Because hey, it's not like he did all this to save humanity or anything. A couple more things about the town before I move on.

It's never explicitly mentioned, but it seems that it would be hard to sell the idea of this being a normal town, even one with bizarre rules regarding what can and can't be talked about, when people keep appearing and then disappearing, and then reappearing with no memories at all from the last time they were there.

Pilcher mentions that it's Ethan's 3rd go at being introduced to the town. And furthermore, how do you sell an entire town that almost every one of them just woke up next to the river with no memories of how they got there?

You'd have to do it one or two at a time, and wouldn't THEY wonder about why there are no people there? Wouldn't they think it's odd that every couple days or weeks someone else just shows up fresh from their car crash coma?

Wouldn't they think it odd that they are then told to just move on with their lives like they've lived there forever? I just don't see how this would work They'd know that they were living in some crazy world that isn't quite right.

They've only been out of stasis for 14 years - not long enough for the memories of past lives to have gone away Some great life you built here, Pilcher.

So, those are my big issues with the book. Some of my other issues include, but are not limited to, the following: First The timeline.

This could have been better handled. It mostly bothered me toward the beginning of the book, and in hindsight, it makes sense how the amount of time someone would be in WP could be a little But while reading this, it didn't work for me.

We start the book with Ethan waking up, and trying to figure things out. Then, we skip over to his wife, who is having a funeral ceremony for him, even though he's only missing.

I immediately disliked her for this, because in my mind, Ethan's only been missing a day or two, and it seems like she's given up on him super quickly and that kinda makes her a heartless bitch.

But then she reveals, midway through her deathday party, that it's really been 14 months since he's been gone. Uhhh, why couldn't that have led the section?

It seems to me that if it had, I would have been more sympathetic towards her, AND more worried about Ethan. But because of the way that the info was doled out, it didn't heighten the suspense or worry that I had for Ethan, because it was feasible that he might still find a way out of this weird creeper town.

Secondly, holy sentence fragments, Batman! Caught himself before he fell. He could feel the wind streaming across the opening to the chute.

Glimpsed something catching sunlight straight above. Looked down. With the monster fifteen feet away and two more trailing close behind it in the chute, Ethan reached down, the loose handhold that had nearly killed him just within reach.

He tore the chunk of rock from its housing, hoisted it over his head. He wedged himself between the rock, took aim, and let it fly.

It struck the creature dead center of its face just as it was reaching for a new handhold. Its grip failed.

It plunged down the chute. Talons scraping rock. Its velocity too great to self-arrest. It plunged down the chute in past tense, but the talons were scraping rock in present tense.

Lot of that going on as well. Third, there were a lot of unconscious memories stirring around in Ethan's head, and every once in a while there'd be a real-world bit fighting its way in.

These memories are always italicized, and the real-world bits should not have been. It might be a nitpick, but I think it makes it clearer and easier to follow that the voice-that-is-not-part-of-the-memory is coming from outside his head, and thus is separate from the memories.

I wish I could say that I loved this one like everyone else. But I had far too many problems with it. It was a fun read, if one isn't bothered by the fragments or tense-blurring, and it went really quickly, so that was good, but overall, it just didn't really work for me.

Yeah, he's a bestselling author, but it's not a complimentary comparison from me. That was my actual e-book note.

View all 40 comments. Ethan Burke is stranded in a strange small town named Pines. He suffers from amnesia and can't remember what exactly happened on his mission gone wrong.

There seems to be no way out of Pines. He can't reach either his superior or his wife. What is going on here?

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Wayward Pines - Ethan's Sacrifice Unterdessen entdeckt Theresa im Immobilienbüro eine Karte. Seit "The Sixth Sense" gilt M. Leider leider interessieren solche qualitativen Utopien nicht den Otto-Normal Kein Ort Ohne Dich Stream German. Ethan und Kate ergreifen daraufhin kurzentschlossen die Initiative, um alle in Sicherheit zu bringen. Daher okay. Horror-Drama startet Ende des Monats Die Serie wurde nach 20 Episoden eingestellt. Blood Harvest.

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Because I wanted to fangirl about it before watching the show. Because - damn it - it's been a long time since I read a book I actually loved!

My issues were the usual ones, and while I was not liking it, I wasn't feeling hatred of the passionate kind.

The first thing that started to annoy me was something that got me from page one. It was the writing. It really is difficult to read one-sentence paragraphs.

I said why in my review for I Am the Messenger. It feels as if you're on a highway. Going very fast. Suddenly, you stop. I even bet this section of my review is getting on your nerves.

I don't blame you. I would be annoyed too. Many people described the writing atmospheric, but if I'm honest with you, I only found it exasperating and headache-inducing.

I can endure writing like this if it was not used as excessively as Crouch used it. As usual, when I find the writing awful, I cannot connect with the book, and this leads to boredom.

Really, I lost my interest in the book soon after starting it. The writing ruined it all. But again, I don't think that was enough for a 1-star rating.

So well, what was the thing that made me so angry? Plot holes and the unrealistic BIG reveal. Now, don't go telling me this is just fiction because that's bullshit.

You cannot do stupid things without logic and then say impossible-to-pronounce names of chemical compounds and magic, magic, god said let there be science.

No, you just cannot. I can be forgiving for some of these things, but when they're so trivial, I cannot and will not let it pass.

Ha, like I'm going to believe it. Look, natural selection does not work that way. It's based on pure chances. If you live in cold weather for your entire life, I can assure you will not look like a monkey by the end of your life.

That's not how things work. Sidenote: If it happens, you have my permission to rise me from my grave and make me eat my own words.

Evolution and adaptation does not mean a species will change just like that into something that fits better its environment, and less even in such a short span of time.

As I said, it's based on mere chances. Even if we ignore this, what happened in the book does not make sense. Don't humans adapt their surroundings in order to make them habitable?

And also, millions of years would be required for such a radical change in our appearance to be possible just think Homo sapiens have existed for longer than ten thousand years and we look the same.

This turned into a typical boring science talk, but if you're still reading, then it means you're interested in what I have to say.

I don't care if you say this is "just fiction. It's probable you already know what I'm going to say. I couldn't connect with the characters.

Predictable, huh? Lately it seems I haven't been able to do this. What's weirder is that I had been told Ethan was a fucked-up, questionable character, and you know how much I love those kind of characters - they're the more realistic ones.

However, I just found myself annoyed at him and everyone else. I found all of them and their actions unbelievable. The fear I was promised to feel was another factor that was missing for me, and it should not have.

I mean, how horrible can it possibly be to wake up in a place you're not familiar with at all? How horrible can it feel to be alien to a place and how worse can it be when no one wants to collaborate with you?

It must be a nightmare, and yet, I didn't even have a single ounce of worry. That's pretty much all I have to say.

I didn't want this review to be so long or tedious, but well, it just came out that way and I'm not gonna change it.

I'm not sure if I will watch the show, but one thing I am certain: I will not be reading the next books.

Now, please, please, please, if you disagree with my review, don't go self-righteous mode because you're not going to change my opinion.

I did not like this book and nothing you say will make me question neither my rating nor my decision. View all 36 comments. This book.

It's written. In fragments. The writing style really got on my nerves. While it was kind of a page turner, the final reveal was really far-fetched and disappointing, which left me feeling ambivalent about the whole thing.

I also felt the supporting characters needed to be fleshed out. Overall - meh. View all 7 comments.

One of my favorites, ever. Blake Crouch is awesome. It's also on Kindle Unlimited. I can't even go into the plot because that would be spoiling it.

All you need to know is a guy named Ethan Burke wakes up in a town called Wayward Pines and that town is not what it seems.

Go read it. This book is amazing. It grabbed me in from the first page. I couldn't put it down. It had suspense, mystery, sci-fi, I liked the characters.

The only thing is, I wish view spoiler [ Beverley hadn't died. Me no likey. It's got Matt Dillon in it and he is fabulous.

I can totally picture him as Ethan. I can't WAIT to find out what happens next!!! Original Post: This book is amazing! One of the best thrillers I've ever read.

Loved loved loved it. Buddy Read with the Saucy Wenches group in September I've been wanting to read this for a long time!

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This book is fabulous. The male lead let's call him "he" wakes up in an unknown town, badly bruised, penniless, and without any memories of his life.

Now, this is a situation that would scare the shit out of anyone, don't you agree? From page one my brain was reeling, faced with so many unanswered questions that I couldn't help but strongly sympathize with him : what defines who you are?

Who would you be if every knowledge about yourself had been ripped off your mind? To what degree can you trust your instincts?

Can they be right? Or are you going completely out of line? And even if your memories come back, how can you survive when you're surrounded by secrets?

I sometimes think I'm still in that torture room. I never left. Are you losing your mind? I can't. Who is to be trusted?

When it comes to thrillers, I've drawn this conclusion : more the author keeps us in the dark, characters wise, more my interest is piqued, because the lack of knowledge adds tension to the story and you know what?

He isn't a likeable character, not flawless by any means, but I cared for his quest of answers, even more because the layers of his life aren't immediately unraveled.

I won't say much about him What, though? Imagine a little town lost between mountains, with no escape in sight.

Creepy, right? I mean, probably wonderful if you've planned a trip with friends, but to wake up there alone and in a bad shape?

I'd probably turn hysterical. Nobody wants to see that , trust me. Even more when we realize, along the male-lead, that something isn't quite right there The people The places Everything appears intriguing and yes, more and more frightening Thank you!

I know many readers complained about the fragmented sentences and I can understand their struggles but I think it's only a matter of taste : I love that kind of writing when it's well-done and it was perfect to express the changes in the rythm in my opinion.

From start to finish, Pines never gets dull and ends with a punch, leaving me eager for more. Huh, NO. Plot holes, anyone? Obviously, I won't talk about them because spoilers , but know that there are several of them and I.

I don't want to analyze : I was mesmerized, I was surprised, I am in love and I don't give a damn if some things don't quite make sense.

You've been warned. More I think about it and more some reactions and reasonings bug me because I can't make sense of them view spoiler [ it's a real spoiler, watch it!

In the end of book 2, I'm willing to give it back its 5 stars : For more of my reviews, please visit View all 26 comments.

Rating: 4. It's clunky. How should I know which bookmarked passage is mine? I have to look all over the damned place and usually end up annoyed so I can't quote the good bits.

It's set in Idaho, which is scary enough for me right there with all the right-wingers and Mormons hi Pat, sending smooches, please don't shoot me , in an imaginary town called Way Rating: 4.

It's worth twice that and more. It will keep you clicking the next button until way past your bedtime. View all 14 comments. There is an absolute plethora of excellent reviews out there for this series so I really did not think I would write one.

But how can I not? This story blew me away and that is quite a significant statement when you consider that I had already watched the TV series.

Secret Service Agent, Ethan Burke was sent to Wayward Pines, Idaho to locate and recover two federal agents who have been missing for a month.

Shortly after his arrival he is involved in a car accident, one that leaves his partner dead and lands him in the hospital.

Without ID, wallet or cell phone Ethan is at the mercy of the residents of this small community. It is a beautiful place, with idyllic little residential streets and beautiful Victorian homes surrounded by magnificent forests and breathtaking cliffs; nature resplendent everywhere.

But not everything is as it seems. There is something not quite right here. For one it would seem that no-one knows where his personal belongings have got to, people are reluctant to help or even believe who he is and when he finally does track down one of the missing agents, he can scarce believe his eyes.

Every attempt he makes to contact his wife or his office is unsuccessful. No one calls him back. What in hell is going on here? Desperate now to get out of Wayward Pines, Ethan steals a vehicle but no matter which route he takes it would seem that all roads lead back to Wayward Pines.

And now he is really on the Sheriff's shit list. I really do not want to say too much, since if you have not yet read this or seen the excellent TV series it is best that you wade into these waters with as little knowledge as possible.

I will say that it kept me furiously turning pages, scratching my head and on the edge of my seat. The big reveals as you start turning into the home lap are masterfully handled, effectively closing out this chapter of the story and leaving you nail biting, anxious to start the next book in the trilogy.

We can only hope that Mr. Yes, yes I am, already part way through book two! View all 24 comments.

Jan 29, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: read , ebook , kindle , sci-fi-dystopia. Something is very, very wrong Count Something is very, very wrong Count me in for the entire trilogy!

View all 8 comments. Shelves: my-reviews. In the pines, in the pines Where the sun don't ever shine I would shiver the whole night through.

Therefore I intend to keep this review spoiler free, but I can't guarantee that certain judgements I make won't foreshadow events in the book.

It is entirely safe to proceed reading through this first paragraph in case you need your fix of my reviews, but there won't be much to see except In the pines, in the pines Where the sun don't ever shine I would shiver the whole night through.

It is entirely safe to proceed reading through this first paragraph in case you need your fix of my reviews, but there won't be much to see except for something you probably already guessed given my warning: the biggest strength of this story is its supremely intriguing mystery.

The plot is a perpetually thickening fog and the fast pace is your only hope of getting out of it. Frantic page-turning ensues. I'm assuming some of you have continued reading beyond the paragraph break because, much like half of the Goodreads population, you already read this or saw the TV series.

Luckily for me I've been living under a rock and didn't know a thing about it before venturing into the quaint little town of Wayward Pines.

I was immediately immersed in its eerie setting, immediately intrigued by its strangely behaving population, immediately sympathetic to the protagonist, a Secret Service agent by the name of Ethan Burke who wakes up with a concussion after a car accident and a loss of memory.

I felt Ethan's unease as my own and not even twenty pages in I was practically begging the author to give the guy some socks because I couldn't keep my own feet from wriggling in empathy-pain throughout Ethan's intensifying sprints.

Begging the author to give him some clean, warm clothes as I shivered my way through the pages and the pines.

But there would be none of that. And as the main character progressively ran out of unscathed body parts I think only his left earlobe is left untouched the questions piled up and I found myself surrounded by mystery.

I'm not surprised this got turned into a television series. It was probably written with that in mind. The author cited Twin Peaks as a major influence for this book and referred to other shows such as Lost as coming close to the wonderful experience David Lynch's masterpiece has been to him as a child.

This story is set-up in pretty much the same way as these well-known televised mysteries. What the shows have in common is that they manage to create a mystery that speaks to certain basic fears in a setting of beauty and the mundane.

This book taps in a lot of nightmares we are all familiar with: small spaces, strange places, darkness, hostile crowds, creepy children, chases, finding yourself naked in public, death, monsters, mutants, loneliness, torture, deserted hospitals.

It's almost with the precision of an accountant that the author sequenced one nightmare after the other.

It worked until it didn't but to the author's credit: it was already late in the game when I saw the smoke machines in his haunted house.

What I enjoy most in the TV shows mentioned earlier as well as in this book is the question: What the hell is going on?

What is especially exciting is that instead of getting an answer, the question grows extravagantly larger.

The writers weave such an intricate web you start wondering if they'll ever be able to untangle it themselves. You form your own timid theories or starts thereof but can't help to expect something wilder than your own imagination can conjure up.

At least that's what I've come to expect from these kinds of mysteries: no matter how wild and crazy the tentacles of the plot writhe about, I expect them to be wrapped up neatly into a nice little box by the end of the story in a fulfilling way.

Sadly, shows like Lost lost most of their allure through uncovering their mystery. Can one say this is due to bad writing?

Maybe, but I've found that solutions rarely live up to their riddles. Magic tricks invariably become less impressive when you know how it's done.

This may be one of the reasons Twin Peaks is still considered to be one of the best shows in its genre: much of its mystery still remains because it got cancelled before it should have been.

I have to say that, despite this inherent problem with the mystery formula, Blake Crouch really did an awesome job of both creating a mystery and unraveling it.

The reveal came with a satisfying shock. The solution had its beauty to it. And yet, and yet, with the uncovering of the mystery the story took a turn, it played out on a different scale and became a different tale altogether.

Some of the plot's tentacles are still showing spasms of uncertainty and ambiguity. I've got the sequels to this book already on the shelf but the fact I'm not immediately running to them is the result of me really liking where this started but being very wary of where it's headed.

Coupled with pretty straightforward prose that left this review empty in the quote-department, pointless wartime flashbacks and the absolute humorlessness of what is on all counts a read that shouldn't be above a joke or two, I end up with a rating of 3,5 stars, visually rounded down to a perfectly true "I liked it".

I just didn't love it as much as all the unsolved mysteries still out there. View all 9 comments. Nov 05, Chelsea Humphrey rated it really liked it.

Grateful this one didn't end with a terrible cliffhanger. I love how there was some amount of closure but it kept me wanting to pick up the next one soon.

Pretty good start to the series. I am excited to see where the next one takes the story. I was very much reminded of the tv show Lost and the author even mentions that as an influence.

The twists and turns, the mysteries and revelations have so far given me one heck of a mind blowing experience.

View all 13 comments. The epidermis. Cut a few layers deep, you begin to see some darker shades. Cut to the bone—pitch black.

I went into this without knowing anything and I am glad I did! A man wakes up after an accident: he remembers absolutely nothing, not even his name; his wallet and cell phone had disappeared, and he doesn' "Perfection was a surface thing.

A man wakes up after an accident: he remembers absolutely nothing, not even his name; his wallet and cell phone had disappeared, and he doesn't recognize his surroundings.

He heads to the nearest town, Wayward Pines, and slowly bits of his memory start to come back. He remembers his name, that he has a family waiting for him at home, and that he is a federal agent sent to the small town to investigate the disappearance of two coworkers.

When he is brought to the hospital to have his injuries treated though, he starts to realize that there is something very wrong about the town and the people living in it, and since no one seems to be willing to help him understand the truth, he decides to start investigating by himself.

I read this book in one sitting, and I can't remember the last time I was so engrossed in a story that I just couldn't put it down before I reached the end.

This book is full of plot twists and mysteries, and leaves you wandering what happened till the end.

The writing style was quick but never dry, and both that and the character profiles reminded me strongly of a classic spy movie, but with the dark and mysterious atmosphere of Twin Peaks or The Walking Dead.

The small town setting, the creepy feeling of "everything looks normal but you can tell something is wrong", the unsettling atmosphere and the sci-fi twist made this book a combination of everything i consider a fun read.

I wonder though how the author is going to continue the story, and I am going to pick up the second book right now, but I am scared it will be a disappointment.

After all, the big mystery has been revealed, so how will the author manage to keep it interesting till the end of the trilogy? I guess there is only one way to find out!

View 2 comments. Wow, this is a good book. I am going to read the rest of the series. View all 3 comments. For every perfect little town, there's something ugly underneath.

No dream without the nightmare. I'm not going to say much, because I feel like this is one of those books that you should go into knowing as little as possible.

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Pines Wayward The Last Town Secret Service agent Ethan Burke finds himself in the mysterious small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho following a devastating car accident.

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Quotes Ethan Burke : How do I get out of here? Sheriff Pope : You don't. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this. Frequently Asked Questions Q: How could the former police chief in Wayward Pines go back in time years to execute the car accident with the wife and son?

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