The Despair has plagued the earth for five years. Most of the world's population has inexplicably died by its own hand, and the few survivors struggle to remain alive. A mysterious, shadowy group called the Collectors has emerged, inevitably appearing to remove the bodies of the dead.
But in the crumbling state of Florida, a man named Norman takes an unprecedented stand against the Collectors, propelling him on a journey across North America. It's rumoured a scientist in Seattle is working on a cure for the Despair, but in a world ruled by death, it won't be easy to get there.
About the Author
David Oppegaard was born in St Paul, Minnesota. He holds a BA in English Literature from St Olaf College and an MFA in Writing from Hamline University. This is his first novel.
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Comments about The Suicide Collectors:
I loved the concept of this book and when I started reading it I couldn't get enough. I'd say the writing is quite good but the latter half of the book along with the ending lacked direction/purpose and posed more questions than they answered. All in all a pretty pointless book. Don't read it looking for the amazing and insightful ending I was looking for. Considering it's very cheap I wasn't too disappointed with it overall.
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Delivery and service from Booktopia was great, it's not their fault the book had a poor story line.
"Just when it seems that there are no new plots left to write about, David Oppegaard has come up with a doozy. His "The Suicide Collectors" takes us to a startling theme we haven't encountered before, with every page a thrilling new surprise."
-Stan Lee, writer, editor, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics
"David Oppegaard's THE SUICIDE COLLECTORS is a wonderfully creepy debut novel filled with unnerving twists and turns! Unsettling, bleak and dangerous."
--Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of PATIENT ZERO "Oppegaard's big bad is an abstraction, but it engenders very concrete terrors. I was reminded of Junji Ito's Uzumaki, which in my book is as good as it gets. " - Mike Carey, author of THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, and bestselling and award-winning author of Vertigo Comics's LUCIFER and HELLBLAZER
"Eloquent prose and haunting characters lift Oppegaard's astonishing debut..."
-Publisher's Weekly, starred review
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 4th December 2009
Publisher: Griffin Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.161 x 13.335 x 1.905
Weight (kg): 0.100
Edition Number: 1