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Not overly complex, but as light reading it is enjoyable enough
on 27 March 2013
As post-apocalyptic thrillers go, this one is very firmly in the middle of the bunch; nothing that is going to make waves, but there are plenty of worse books out there!
The characterization is a little shallow and stereotypical, with the core concepts that the writer seems keen to get across to the reader about each character and their personality and history alluded to time and time again to the point that each character becomes very one-dimensional.
The story-line itself is not going to make waves and is not particularly fresh or unique, but the progression of the story flows well and the concept is tackled smoothly.
I can understand why this book ticks all of the boxes for a lot of people, and it is an easy reading book that is not difficult to get to grips with; but I found it a little too shallow and one-dimensional for my tastes.