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5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent post-apocalyptic novel, 10 Feb. 2013
I have recently been getting into all things post-apocalyptic and this novel sounded like an interesting take on the idea so I grabbed it for my commutes to and from work.
This book is well written and definitely sets the bleak scene that any future world would be after a disaster. The right blend of short chapters and tension building descriptions mean that this is a hard book to put down as you "just want to read the next chapter to see what happens".
Based in the North East, the locations themselves add something unique to the genre that often focuses on large American cities, or if we Brits are lucky to get a mention, in London.
An impressive debut effort from an author who isn't afraid to make his characters as flawed as the rest of us, but it is by doing this that you are sucked into his world and feel for this character.
Recommended for anyone who is a fan of this genre.
NOTE: the author is also donating part of the money raised through book sales to a Cancer Charity, a worthy and fitting cause considering that the catastrophic event in this book is an uncontrollable disease.