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on 29 January 2014
I commanded my kindle to prepare for me a list of post apocalyptic science fiction stories. As it turns out these mostly involve zombies.
i wouldn't personally describ this as sci-fi but i can forgive kindle for that as this is a book which is mercifully zombie free.
Rift describe the journey back to normal life undertaken by the excellently drawn main characters though a wonderfully vivid evocation of the Mississpi river as it is shaken by an enormous earthquake.
The earthquake and its aftermath are brilliantly, and, although I am no expert, frighteningly realistically portrayed in great detail and draw on historic evidence of a real earthquake in much the same location.
Against this back drop the characters find their worlds are literally torn apart and are forced to journey through the new and terrifying landscape and society that has so suddenly, and violently, been thrust into being. Some parts of society are coping better with the dramatic change in circumstances better than others and our characters meander through various different sub plots some of which show humanity at its best and others at its worst in the face of the crisis.
I highly recommend this and look forward to exploring more of this authors work.