The Wanderers #ourgoodlifebooklist

Today is the day that The Wanderers by Chuck Wendig is released to the public!  I have to say, I am not a person who would pick up a "doomsday" book, but I will tell you that the story kept me riveted until the very end!



Chuck Wendig wrote an epic here about the apocalypse that happens to the world and we get to be right in the middle of it. A small group of sleepwalkers (who explode if restrained 😳) called the Wanderers march across the country. They are infected with a fungus that only Benji can diagnose. And there’s more: a small town preacher and an old rock star. You have to see how this works and boy, does it work. If you liked Stephen King’s The Stand, I know you will like this!

What I truly liked was how the author explores that the real danger of any type of epidemic is not the epidemic itself, but the fear that goes along with it.  People do weird and crazy things when they fear something, and the author knows this and plays to it beautifully.

My favorite characters in the book are Shana, the one that has no agenda except to keep her sister safe. She is the one that first realizes you cannot restrain the Wanderers.  She follows the group of Wanderers that form from all over American.  They are all on a mysterious journey, and all Shana wants to do is protect her sister from those who want to harm them.

I also really like Benji. I am a bit confused about what happened to him.  He is definitely been disgraced at a former lab and now works for himself.  He's visited by another scientist from the same lab who knows that Benji holds information that may help them help the Wanderers. Benji is upfront and truthful and you can see his scars from his former self.  You just want to give him all your confidence!

What I didn't like was that there is a militia out to exterminate the Wanderers. I feel like this is too close to what is really happening in the world, so maybe that does make a good way to look at it, to understand how these groups of people think and respond.

This is a thriller that makes you hang on to your seat.  I hope they make it into a movie and that Tom Hanks is Benji.

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Terri Steffes
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  1. Sounds like a nice read, definitely worth checking this book out. I could imagine it being a film in the future.

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  2. Oh sounds like a good thriller! Thanks for sharing! ~Brandy Caldwell

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  3. Ooohhh I love reading books with an apocalyptic theme in it. This sounds like a great read! Adding to my list now. Thank you!

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  4. I love apocalypse books. This sounds like such a fun read, will check it out!

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  5. Hhhhmmmm....having read your 1's and 2's on it, I am convinced that this is my book!

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  6. There's something about doom and gloom, the possible end of civilization type books that appeal to me. I would love to check this out.

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  7. I love a good bestseller book! I wish I can read The Wanderers by Chuck Wendig. It sounds like a great book! Hope it is available now in my country.

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  8. Wendy Polisi12:13 PM

    I would really like to check this book out. It is something I have been wanting to read for quite some time now!

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  9. Tiffany La Forge-Grau12:14 PM

    Yes finally! I have been waiting for this forever! I love civ books and how alluring they can be!

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  10. It's been a long while since I've read it, but I definitely loved The Stand. I'll look into this one.

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  11. Anonymous5:33 PM

    I definitely see this book becoming a blockbuster film. I was reading through your review and it was really interesting. I also like your choice of actor to play the role of Benji (if this becomes a movie someday). I guess I better grab a copy now and read it! - Kristine Nicole Alessandra

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  12. Oh sounds like a good book to read, never read any in this theme before but sounds interesting.

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  13. I love reading books that you can't put down, and you had me at riveting. It sounds like a great read and would definitely give it a try.

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  14. it sounds like a really good book. i'll have to check it out.

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  15. The Wanderers by Chuck Wendig Seems like a really good book to read based on your review. I will put it on my list to read. Lavern Moore

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