The Lightest Object in the Universe

The Lightest Object in the Universe

If the grid went down, how would you find someone on the other side of the country? How would you find hope? After a global economic collapse and failure of the electrical grid, amid escalating chaos, Carson, a high school teacher of history who sees history bearing out its lessons all around him, heads west on foot toward Beatrix, a woman he met and fell hard for during a If the grid went down, how would you find someone on the other side of the country? How would you find hope? Afte...

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Title:The Lightest Object in the Universe
Author:Kimi Eisele
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1616207930
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:325 pages pages

The Lightest Object in the Universe Reviews

  • Becky
    Aug 23, 2019
    First sentence: Thirteen days into the second month of the year, the lights began to go out. Premise/plot: The Lightest Object in the Universe is a post-apocalyptic romance novel starring Carson Waller and Beatrix Banks. When the darkness comes (which is after the deadly flu, by the...
  • Chris
    Jul 17, 2019
    Absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed this! My childhood neighbor and friend wrote this book and I could not be more proud of her! I happy bought this at our local indie bookstore and started reading immediately and had no idea what to expect. The extra best thing about this is that this...
  • Bruin Mccon
    Jul 31, 2019
    The Lightest Object in the Universe is the story of the United States after all the lights have gone out. Separated from technology, the remainder of the population not wiped out by a virulent flu struggle to find their way in a new world by tapping into skills of the ?old world.? ...
  • Lori
    Jul 14, 2019
    Slightly underwhelmed with this one. Not sure what I had been expecting exactly but I was defintely expecting more. Maybe if the scope had been a bit more narrow? It felt like Kimi was trying to do too much with a storyline that might have benefited from a little less. ...
  • Frank Jude
    Sep 13, 2019
    Full Disclosure: Not only do I know Kimi, I have enormous respect and admiration for her many talents. I first became aware of her as a dancer, and then soon learned that she was a fine artist whose work somehow integrated delicacy and strength. Finally, I began to follow her powerful ...
  • Rainey
    Mar 28, 2019
    I was gifted this book by a bookseller friend along with a recommendation based on how lovely the author is and a pitch of the book as an "uplifting post-apocalyptic novel." Who can resist that? Not only did The Lightest Object deliver on its promo pitch, the graceful, careful, utter ...
  • Keisha Frantom
    Dec 21, 2018
    A few months after all the electricity in the world goes out, technology and most of society falls. Carson is a principal and lives on the east coast and after his school closes and the city becomes rough, he decides to travel east to find Beatrix. They have been corresponding but have...
  • Amy
    Jun 17, 2019
    I have never read a post-apocalypse themed book with a happy ending which is what drew me to this story initially. The story takes place after all technology and corporations go down after a flu wipes out huge portions of the population. The story is told from the perspective of the ...
  • Faith Hurst-Bilinski
    Jul 08, 2019
    It?s getting harder to write dystopian novels, I think. The writing here is as beautiful but the story itself didn?t capture me the way I thought it would. The back and forth between the stories of the two main characters seemed abrupt and I never really got the sense of wanting th...
  • Cyndi Becker
    Aug 12, 2019
    I'm not a big reader of sci fi/ end of days stories, but I seem to love the few I've "read" via audible (books like: The Age of Miracles, The Dreamers which I actually read - okay so maybe the theme there is the author Karen Thompson Walker ) but I digress. The Lightest Object in ...
  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    Jul 07, 2019
    The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eisele is a recommended post-apocalyptic novel. A flu pandemic sweeps the world, twice. Protests are already tearing the country apart when society completely breaks down after a cyber attack takes out the electrical grid, along with the g...
  • Kasey
    Jul 18, 2019
    I won't be able to write a review that will do Kimi's book justice, but I don't want to "wait until the right time," so here it goes! I was a naughty reader, skimming ahead in a few parts, because I wanted so much to find out what happened next, what happened to certain characters.... ...
  • Jennifer
    Aug 06, 2019
    The Lightest Object in the Universe follows Carson and Beatrix, a couple that began a long-distance relationship prior to the apocalypse, an event that unfolded over years but was cemented by the final loss of the nation's power grid. As they both grapple with how to proceed in a world...
  • Georgette
    Apr 11, 2019
    Is happiness possible in a post-apocalyptic world? Eisele makes you believe it is. A pretty good book for the subject matter. ...
  • Tammy Parks
    Aug 28, 2019
    In Eisele?s post apocalyptic world, a global financial crisis has left a destroyed infrastructure and a non-existent government in it?s wake, and a raging flu epidemic has wiped out most of humanity. Amid all the chaos, a man from the east coast named Carson sets out on foot, walki...
  • Cathie
    Aug 29, 2019
    Great premise; started out good. However, I couldn't rate this higher and in line with Station Eleven, The Road, and the Devil's Wake series. ...
  • Karen’s Library
    Jun 08, 2019
    I'm not crying... YOU'RE crying! Ok... Maybe I'm crying just a little. I'm a huge fan of apocalyptic stories. There aren't many out there that are actually kind of hopeful. But folks, this one is just that! Very hopeful! Most of the book is about how the goodness of people come thr...
  • Sam Sattler
    Jul 05, 2019
    I count dystopian or post-apocalyptic novels among my favorites, but having read quite a few of them over the years I?ve started to realize that finding something even a little different in the genre is not easy ? not that I?m going to let that keep me from trying. Kimi Eisele?...
  • Guylou
    Jul 08, 2019
    I love to be surprised? this book surprised me. Sci-fi is not normally my go-to genre and I was a bit worried I might not be able to give this book its deserved praises. I was wrong, I could not put it down. This book is about love, deceit, survival, and perseverance. This is the...
  • Paula Kalin
    Jul 29, 2019
    This is a first! A dystopian novel about rebuilding rather than destruction! Kimi Eisele?s debut gives us a world where the government no longer exists, electricity is gone, and along with it the economy. Society has collapsed due to a flu outbreak. The heart of the story, however...
  • Lissa
    Apr 26, 2019
    Well-written and full of haunting scenes of post-apocalyptic America, I devoured this book and it grew on me the more that I read it. It follows two adult characters who had a brief romance and are now trying to connect with each other even thought they live on opposite sides of the co...
  • Julie Gaudette
    Jan 06, 2019
    What would happen if the power grid failed? This novel is beautifully written. The smells, sounds of silence,and the bright sky we so often do not acknowledge are brought to our awareness. I loved the characters. Some of the story line was predictable but it is a page turner! This ...
  • Nichole
    Jul 15, 2019
    4 out of 5 stars At first I wobbled between a 3.5 stars and a 4. In the end this read struck me in a way and I knew it deserved the 4? and I will tell you why. Kimi Eisele had a fantastic concept and she executed it perfectly. This was unlike any post apocalyptic novel I ...
  • Abigail Higgins
    Jul 26, 2019
    Over the last year or two, I have found myself reading more and more dystopian or apocalyptic fiction. This wasn?t actually an intentional choice, to immerse myself in catastrophe, but I have enjoyed a lot of what I have read, and have even found a few new favorites. So, when I saw T...
  • Iryna *Book and Sword*
    Jun 16, 2019
    Many thanks to Algonquin Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. My WEBSITE My INSTAGRAM My WORDPRESS BLOG ...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Aug 03, 2019
    I love post apocalyptic books. I have read my fair share and unfortunately some do not stand out and feel like every other one. It was sadly the case for me with this one. In the beginning I was getting vibes of "Station Eleven" and even "The Stand" but by the middle point I was bor...
  • Scooter McDermitt
    Jun 09, 2019
    It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine For its first third, I found The Lightest Object in the Universe to be deeply frustrating. Here I am reading a novel about the end of the world - flu has wiped out a huge chunk of humanity, the government just sort-of decided...
  • J.D. DeHart
    Jun 28, 2019
    Kimi Eisele writes with a haunting sense of place in this novel. This is my first venture into this author?s work but I appreciate Eisele?s eye for detail. A book that will reverberate for some time after it is read. ...
  • David Domkoski
    Jul 06, 2019
    An optimistic book about the end of the world? Yes! Not since Station Eleven have I read such a hopeful book about the destruction of life as we know it. Kimi Eisele's wondrous The Lightest Object in the Universe is, at its heart, a love story of two 30 somethings separated by distance...
  • Jennifer Wrage
    Jun 16, 2019
    FYI: I won this book on goodreads.com. At the beginning of the book I found the jumping between the male and female protagonists a little difficult and frustrating. I wanted to follow each in larger sections. As the plot thickened, it became clear that this style was well suited to th...