an excellant book don,t get me wrong, but by the time i reached chapter 5, i couldn,t help but wonder whether or not the author had read steven kings the mist, because the similarities between both were startling. lets take a look at what i mean shall we?
in the mist, a group of characters, including the main male protaginist and his son, go to the supermarket to get supplies, only to be trapped there when the mist descends. among the characters in the supermarket, is a woman who the man obviously knows well, especially since they later have sex, despite the fact the man is married. outside in the mist, are creatures of various shapes and sizes. with me so far?
in the dark, a group of characters including the main male protaginist and his son, go to the hardware shop to get supplies (after stopping off at the supermarket) only to be trapped there when the dark descends. among the characters in the hardware shop is a woman that the man dated in the past, and later has sex with ( more on this in a moment) outside in the dark, are creatures of various shapes and sizes. do you see what i mean?
something else i need to mention. is the author trying to get us to hate the main character or what? what sort of man has sex with his ex girlfriend on the floor of a hardware shop, while his wife is at home possibly in mortal danger, and his young son is asleep not more than 2 feet away from him? how are we supposed to care about him when he acts like a complete jerk. to make matters worse, the author trys to explain the mans actions by saying that he is doing it simply to make a connection with another human being, WHATEVER.