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Gripping, apocalyptic tale.
on 2 July 2013
I grew up on the great apocalyptic works of John Wyndham and have been struggling to find similar works ever since. It seems you cannot have an apocalypse tale without zombies these days. Thankfully Edwin Page steers away from all of that and gives us a believable tale set in the real world, the UK to be precise.
There's always something more chilling (unintentional pun) about a tale when it's set in our own world and throughout this book there are scenarios that are uncomfortably close to home. The characters uncertainty and fear are made all the more real by the fact that no-one really knows what is happening or can be sure how best to proceed. There's no handy BBC News 24 to help on this one.
Really enjoyed the whole thing, my only slight disappointment was the quite sudden ending. I really would have liked another chapter to see how it all ended up and to see some light shed on the situation. Can't say more without giving spoilers. Still they say it is best to leave them wanting more - perhaps we will get a sequel.