0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A couple of examples:
"Their blood, their organs and even their cells had been taken"
[Anyone ever tried to remove organs without removing cells?]
"He let the phone ring for several minutes before answering"
[A business number, with colleagues in the building and apparently no answerphone even, to kick in after the 10th ring if no-one bothers to answer the phone. Is any business so busy they can afford to miss potential business in this way? Anyone ever tried looking at a ringing phone for several minutes before answering? Moments or seconds,maybe; minutes,no.]
"I'll still nervous of death, or course, but I'm no longer afraid"… Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
To any of the 1* reviewers who said they didn't enjoy it because it was bleak...... I wonder what you were expecting from an end-of-the-world tale.
Yes it is bleak, why wouldn't it be? If you don't want bleak then buy from the comedy section.
I particularly liked the fact that this book is set years after whatever event it was that lead to the world being a gray, dead, ash filled nightmare. Usually these tales are set straight after the event. This one was a good story, well told, with believable characters that made me ache with sorrow for their plight. I believed it, could see their world and it had me hanging on every word till the last page, and thinking about it… Read more
39 of 48 people found the following review helpful
I was born and brought up in Guernsey, living there for 20 years. This book is not set in any Guernsey that I know. Maybe it's as good a job as an American could do, bearing in mind a very limited knowledge of the place. It would be like me trying to write a novel set in post war New York.
My parents were children in the occupation so I have heard many a story and some of those in the book ring true, but the characters and plot do not.
I nearly gave up half way through but persevered. The letters format didn't irritate me particularly but I found for the first half of the book each character sounded much the same, plus it was so implausible and badly done it was… Read more