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Lious and suicidal teenage daughter from going to the Happy Endings Clinic If there's one thing he doesn't need it's a tenth century In my occasional preference for physical books rather than their digital counterpart I keep reading Lars Walker books out of order The good news is that I do so because I m so eager to read his workDeath s Door is another novel with no holds barred Imagine contemporary straining scenarios and then take them further to extremes Set in an alternative present day USA this dystopian thriller addresses Christian tensions religious liberty relativism political correctness assisted suicide and euthanasia on demand and many other meaty topics woven together with a family a tenth century Viking pagans and Norse mythology with elements of fantasy Some reviewers found it a bit over the top I found it duly intellectually spiritually provocative Is there conservative cultural commentary Absolutely but this was also a wildly exciting and energizing read It locks me in as a fan of Lars Walker Admittedly I m going to start looking up which of his books are part of a series and which are stand alone

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Viking time traveler dropping into his life But Tom is about to begin the adventure of his life one that will change the whole worl This ought to be ranked among the great dystopian classics It s as great a work as A Brave New World and inserts some current trends into the dystopia One has to love how Walker blends pagan Christian and Post Christian world views into the novel Very exciting and a fast read This is my first Lars Walker novel and I hope to read

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In the near future suicide has become a constitutional right Tom Galloway is just an ordinary single parent trying to keep his rebel Lars Walker crafts a chilling dystopia in Death s Doors Unlike many contemporary stories with similar settings this novel goes into the grim details of what this future version of America looks like and why Religion is heavily regulated so as not to cause discomfort to others Infants may be disposed Autonomous persons even children can opt for physician assisted suicide People will do anything to avoid pain There are no heroes any Everyone is looking for comfortGreatness does not arise from comfortAnd in this context Walker utilizes an old speculative fiction device He brings a man of the past into the present I almost skipped over this book because of this plot point I ve seen it done too many times Walker however turns the device on its head He doesn t bring a good man back to the present He brings back Haakon a tenth century Viking Haakon hates Christians He is brutal and violent He treats women like objects to be won or usedHaakon isn t a complete villain though He brings perspective into this comfort obsessed dystopia He is a complex character who I found myself simultaneously applauding and condemning By coupling this Viking with our well meaning but powerless protagonist the character dynamics become uite dramaticDeath s Doors contains aspects of both science fiction and fantasy I dare not say than that lest I ruin the plotI found myself highlighting numerous passages in the book Like CS Lewis I find Lars Walker uite uotable Typically I don t go out of my way to notate fiction I marked twenty nine passages in this bookMy only complaint is that the book is available only in an electronic edition While I enjoy reading digitally I also like to place great books on my bookshelf Death s Doors should sit right next to my Charles Williams collectionEven though the novel is a work of speculative fiction it is grounded in reality Death s Doors was so wonderfully crafted that I would love to sit down for a meal with Lars Walker someday just to pick his brainI d even be willing to eat Lutefisk to do soRating 55 I Loved It


About the Author: Lars Walker

Walker is a native of Kenyon Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis He has worked as a crabmeat packer in Alaska a radio announcer a church secretary and an administrative assistant and is presently librarian and bookstore manager for the schools of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations in Plymouth Minnesota He is the author of The Year of the Warrior and other novels and is the edito



6 thoughts on “Deaths Doors

  1. says:

    Lars Walker crafts a chilling dystopia in Death’s Doors Unlike many contemporary stories with similar settings this novel goes into the grim details of what this future version of America looks like and why Religion is heavily regulated so as not to cause discomfort to others Infants may be disposed Autonomous persons even children can opt for physician assisted suicide People will do anything to avoid pain There are no heroes

  2. says:

    In my occasional preference for physical books rather than their digital counterpart I keep reading Lars Walker books out of order The good news is that I do so because I’m so eager to read his workDeath’s Door is another novel with no holds barred Imagine contemporary straining scenarios and then take them further to extremes Set in an a

  3. says:

    This ought to be ranked among the great dystopian classics It’s as great a work as A Brave New World and inserts some current trends into the dystopia One has to love how Walker blends pagan Christian and Post Christian world views into the novel Very exciting and a fast read This is my first Lars Walker novel and I hope to read

  4. says:

    Fantastic blend of Norse mythology and dystopian themes I really enjoyed the characters and the story

  5. says:

    I am a fan of Walker's writing having read a couple of his books and followed his online writing but struggled with this one I have not read Wolf Time for which Death's Door is a seuel of sorts As with all Walker books there is a great deal

  6. says:

    Lars Walker has a gift for thoughtfully examining cultural and religious ideas without stopping an engaging plo

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