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A truly fantastic book!,
This review is from: Afterlight (Hardcover)I am a huge fan of "Last Light" by Scarrow and was thrilled to stumble across this title on Amazon. It is well worth a read - anybody who is a fan of Last Light will love this. I think it was a really inspired idea of Scarrow's to set this sequel ten years after the first novel, it allowed him to explore different ideas within the same theme. The reader however is able to see familiar characters and see how they have grown, changed and adapted to their vastly altered lifestyles.
I won't go into huge amounts of detail as there are several reviews which have done this and frankly I wouldn't want to give anything more away. If you are already a fan of Scarrow then I'm sure you will love this; his casual, yet powerful style is present and his plotlines are as effective as ever. If you have not read any Scarrow then I direct you to "Last Light" first - I'm sure you'll buy this title later.
Alex Scarrow has skillfully mixed current world political issues with down-to-earth British characters. The reader is able to appreciate and sympathise with many aspects of the characters' plights due to familiar locations, brand names being mentioned etc - the bizarre juxtaposition of mundane normality with a terrifying backdrop.
In all, the best thing I have read this year.