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Well written but a bit slow going,
This review is from: The Pesthouse (Paperback)
The book is set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic America some time after an unspecified catastrophe. This is the main problem with the story as it's not very convincing. Life doesn't seem too bad as there seems to be plenty to eat if you're willing to work, and things seem to have reverted to life as it was around 1800. Despite this, people are all making the long journey to the East Coast in order to take sailing ships to a better life across the sea.
For the majority of the book we follow a couple who are brought together by chance and decide to make the journey together. The book is essentially about what happens to them along the way, but also how they fall in love along the way.
It's a very well written book in terms of the language and style, but it is pretty slow going at times. It was quite an enjoyable read, but didn't really live up to the post-apocalyptic setting that I expected from the blurb as it might as well have been set a couple of hundred years ago.