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Publisher's Summary

Responsibility. Authority. Mortality. If you could liberate yourself of these burdens, would any cost be too great? 

On a hot August night, a troubled 15-year-old boy with a tragic past wakes to find his tyrannical foster parents murdered by a trio of nocturnal, blood-drinking heathens. The killers give him the opportunity for a new life, one where he can be relieved of traditional hardships, vanquish his enemies, and attain a sense of true belonging...at the cost of what little remains of his humanity. The life he is offered is one of eternal darkness, but the promise of undying acceptance, freedom, and power gives it an appeal that his current dreaded existence is lacking. 

Fraught with resentment over his catastrophic adolescence and confronted by ambiguous notions of good and evil, he is forced to explore a dark world on the fringe between bliss and oblivion. As he edges ever closer to a climactic encounter with the demons that plague his soul, he discovers just how dangerous it is to be young and alienated in modern society.

©2019 Death's Head Press LLC (P)2021 Death's Head Press LLC

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a funny thrill ride to the end

A funny as hell book about a kid who gets with a group of vampires who murdered his foster family.

The main aim of the humor of the book revolves around hypocrisy. For instance (and spoilers btw), They sneak into a cops house and kill him because he shot a young black kid, claiming he is a racist. They then kill his infant off screen because "well he had his genetics so he would have been an asshole too" and almost immediately after one of the vampires talks about how people with down syndrome are "useless form the moment they leave the womb". So after grandstanding against a racist for being racist they then practice and preach eugenics.

Almost every joke is like this. In the beginning a goth chick kills a family of working class people but she constantly talks about her love for socialism and Bernie sanders. It's fucking funny.

The symbolism of a kid who's had a hard life being entranced by characters that resembles different subcultures (punks, satanists, hipsters, Hollywood prep kids) and finding they are all just hedonistic egomaniacs that leave you just empty as modern culture inside is amazing.

However the amount of time we spend in LA is far too much, hipsters and punks are very midwestern subcultures and I could get most of the joke subtly making fun of them mostly because I'm from the Midwest. But i don’t know about coastener culture, so i didn’t get a lot of the jokes. but most importantly I could not find myself to give two shits about the main character's sister. Overall the first half was amazing. 10/10 when it flashes to LA the book becomes a weird revenge porn thing which it did not excel at.

Even made fun of itself with how cliché the second half was one time which wasn't funny, more of a "yeah, it is' ' moment. Overall I give the second half a 7/10 and but its right after the first half which makes it feel like a 5/10 but I can't deny it's still better than the average shlock dished out so I would still say 7/10

But wait, in the last 4 chapters and the epilogue is actually some of the best writing and certainly the best ending I've ever read. It is hilarious, brings back that hypocrisy humor and gives a pulp fiction like question by then end. Though I see a lot of people talk about the twist, I personally saw it coming from the beginning. Because with the characters they showed it just felt like I would be thematically perfect. And it was. This is the only time I can think of where there was a twist I saw from a mile away but I still loved it. Overall i give this book a 9/10, with a 10/10 ending

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Hilariously Cruel & Subversive

You're a 15-year-old boy living with a foster family when you awaken to the sounds of shattering glass followed by what can only be violence. This isn't the first time your short life has been punctuated with instances of horrific bloodshed, and if you choose to join the band of peculiar killers reveling in the chaos they've created in what is your third home in only a third as many years, this most certainly will not be the last. Don't worry, this isn't a choose-your-own-adventure story, and this pivotal decision is taken out of your hands and placed in the skilled, albeit sadistic custody of Chandler Morrison.
Entering the dizzying narrative of Until the Sun, you'll be swept along currents of blood, strange drugs, and adolescent hormones until you find yourself standing dazed, in the sunlight of a new day, waiting for the ride to end. Morrison thoroughly captures that sense of being caught up in a life that feels entirely out of your control. This extends so far as to include the fact that, as a reader, you'll see the final moments coming long before our protagonist does...and you'll experience sensations that range from pity to heart-wrenching sympathy as you witness events unfolding.
We're forced to wonder--if we're being honest with ourselves--whether we'd be any more capable of wresting control from those who steer us along the destructive path ahead of us if we'd experienced the same tragic and disorienting life of young Casanova. I suspect we'll never know, and we should be grateful for the fact that the dreadful sequence of events befalling that young man could only happen in fiction.
Morrison provides us with a vampire story that is both more and less than that. Until the Sun is a dark, twisted, and perverse coming-of-age tale that abruptly detours us through the worst possible paths to reach the conclusion. A conclusion, I might add, that is equal parts hilarious and cruel in both its predictability and subversion of what a reader might expect when first choosing the book.
John Wayne Comunale's narration is effective in bringing to life the characters who often feel like caricatures of people we might have known in our own lives, or maybe people we've been at different points in our lives. There probably isn't a narrator who would have been better suited for this drug-fueled, bloody, and irreverent combination of various horror subgenres.

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i love this Author!!! this book made me cry
not to happy with the ending

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Death is it’s own immortality

How does one become immortal? What would you do if you knew you could live forever? imagine being a teenager that has been bullied all your life, now you have friends that are just like you. Revenge is just around the corner, sex is everywhere, drugs and money are yours for the taking. What is the cost of such a life?

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Until The Sun

Teens who are struggling to belong find each other and become immortal. If you are looking for something along the lines of what I envision Twilight is like, move along because this is not it. John Wayne Comunale steps up and gives an excellent, very professional narration to make this audiobook all the more enjoyable.

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Oh man

This was the best book I’ve listened to in a very very long time. I’m filled with emptiness now that it’s over. :(