- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Corvus; Open Market Edition edition (2 Mar. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1786491974
- ISBN-13: 978-1786491978
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.5 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,591,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
South Paperback – 2 Mar 2017
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Dark and beautiful and surprising. I loved it. -- Lauren Beukes South is an absolute blinder of a book. With its cracking pace, unforgettable characters, deliciously gruesome premise and you-won't-see-them-coming twists, if this doesn't make 'book of the year' shortlists, I will eat my Stetson. The Sisters Brothers meets The Stand, it's a post-apocalyptic genre game changer. -- Sarah Lotz There are echoes of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Stephen King's The Stand, plus graphic violence and heart-stopping action set pieces, but what lifts South above many recent examples of the subgenre is Owen's pared-down prose, slick narrative and the sensitive depiction of Dyce and Vida's relationship. * Guardian * There's a constant, creeping sense of menace, plus enough fresh ideas to give South its own identity. * David West, SFX *
A stunning high-concept post-apocalyptic debut novel in the vein of The Passage by Justin Cronin and Wool by Hugh Howey.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
Where it lost a a star was in the shonky science...exchanging spit with another diseased person is a cure one of our heroes just comes up with. The other problem is the sense of time. Unless I misjudge this all kicks off in an alternate reality in about the 1960's but characters, even the younger ones , somehow make references to our timelines culture from much later which surely wouldn't exist if the world went to pot in the 60's. The war itself in a 20th Century America feels a decidedly shonky premise.
The problems don't detract from a great read though.
Wholly believable characters who face adversity every single day while trying to survive the aftermath of a huge war that has left the South of the US a desolate landscape, where the changing of the wind can literally kill you.
Gripping and fun, with fantastic premise and characters. Loved it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book, a good page turner and kept me interested all the way through. I will look for more from these authors.Published 25 days ago by marisa taylor
I need North mate.
What a cracking book really good characters.good slant on the post apocalyptic
Cant wait to travel NORTH.