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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 August 2011
I liked this, the characters are really well written and the story is different from anything else I've read. My only complaint is that the beginning is good but it drags a bit in the middle, however it gets back momentum at the end. Best non-zombie post apocalyptic book I've read so far, though parts of it are a bit overly philosophic.
Unlike a lot of apocalyptic stories there isn't a huge amount of violence in this one, it's basically about a man gathering others and trying to make his way in a world where almost eveyone is gone. You can really feel for the characters struggles because they are likeable, but the bad guys are just as well written which makes a nice change.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 February 2013
This is a well written book about the world being wiped out by plague, or rather the world post plague and this is a plague with 99.99 etc % fatality . The main character is in an isolated room doing a social experiment. When he comes out he finds almost everyone is dead. the characters are pretty good, there are animal heroes too, it's gripping, it's pretty reasonable and realistic, the characters are good, all the events and decisions felt rational and logical, at no point did I feel that this is silly as with some books. I really enjoyed the feel of it and the style, I felt very comfortable reading it, I didn't want to hurry through it like some books but rtather saviour it. It kind of tails off at the end a little bit and I would like to see a second book and a bigger settlement, a school etc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 October 2011
I really enjoyed this book, I think its title doesn't do it justice, it doesn't sound very exciting, but its a great story, well written, and entertaining.I especially liked the animals in the story as well, and the main characters, , and I really disliked the bad guys, read it in 2 days, and would def recommend it.
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on 29 April 2015
Although this is a well-written tale of post-apocalyptic survival, there is little which is particularly original in it if you've read many other books from the same genre. Having said that, the parts written from the dog's point of view were a nice touch, as was the introduction of a character with a manic depressive disorder.

The idea of an isolation experiment in an underground chamber was bit corny but never mind, it's fiction! Being set in California there were the inevitable gun fights and lunatic religious cults springing up - the main character was particularly unlucky to fall foul of two such cults.

I don't think anyone with medical knowledge could read this book without cringing in some places, as these descriptions and explanations were glossed over and somewhat unrealistic. It seemed to me that if simply avoiding infection was the key to survival, as in this scenario, then many more people would have survived, and perhaps elements of the government and the military.

The title "Selection Event" doesn't do the book justice and the front cover is dreadful in my opinion - it gives the impression that it's a zombie novel, which it (thankfully) isn't, but overall I found it an enjoyable read and would buy a sequel. The author writes dialogue extremely well and brings locations and characters to life with great description. The book appears to have been properly edited and proof-read (or maybe the author is just a very good and careful writer!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2014
I really liked this book, it's an interesting concept and well written. None of us know how we would behave in similar circumstances and the story illustrates the good and the bad that people exhibit in extreme situations.
It's a very engaging read and I found myself hoping that the main characters came through. I read this book quickly because I found it hard to put down.
(On a personal note as a dog lover, I found it endearing that the importance of pets to our wellbeing and affections occupies a position of prominence in the story).

David Jones
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 July 2014
I've waited 20+ years for someone to write this book! I've discovered my latest favourite author! :-D

I think I'll get on and read another....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 April 2015
Very good read, interesting quirky characters and snappy dialogue. This could have been written by Stephen King, and that, in my opinion, is high praise. I loved the parts written from the dogs' perspective. Wayne Wightman is obviously a dog owner/lover. All in all an enjoyable read. 5 stars.
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on 19 April 2015
I recall watching the BBC TV series 'The Survivors' from the 1970s. This book was set in a similar scenario (societal collapse after a decimating pandemic) but today and in California. Nicely written, believable, and thought provoking. I enjoyed it a lot. Particularly liked the 'dog's view' on things chapters... clever.
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on 30 November 2014
I really enjoyed this book, mainly because it's about how humans would react to an apocalyptic disaster. Yes there are bad character s, but I like the fact that Wayne concentrate s on the brighter side of human desires. Makes a difference from all the hordes of zombies and mutant books that our out there.
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on 14 September 2014
Another superbly written tale of a post-apocalyptic world. Characters are brilliantly drawn. You can 'see' what they see, feel what they feel, and it's all done with that same incisive style as Wightman's other books. One I shall read again and again.
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