I love post civilisation/dystopian stories, but this was so very boring I had to give up at 28%. If you prefer to read Manuals to Novels and you have no friends, this may be of interest to you. But I doubt it. I imagine the Samaritans have tried to get it banned. The first 19% of the book is VERY detailed account of the flora and fauna of England a few generations after some vaguely described apocalypse. I know you have to set the scene, but the author more or less described every tree ring in the re-forested English countryside. I am not pleased to be an expert in the various hair matting of the breeds of wild dogs that run wild in this future, or the timidity of the cats that roam around in the trees. At the 19% mark, it looks like we have an actual character to focus on. But, alas, another 3% of the entire book is spent describing his room while he is asleep. Arrrrggghhhh! At the 22% mark, our character wakes up and someone walks in to his room and we get some dialogue! Hoooray! This thrill is short lived as the dialogue is dull and by 28% I had not recognised any sort of plot and, very unusually for me, I had to give up. I have read some rubbish books on my Kindle over the years, but I usually can muster enough will power to see them through. This book was exceptionally dull and for mental welfare reasons, I was forced to stop. If there was a NO star option, I would have awarded that. 1 star gives the impression it may have some redeeming features.
I rarely give up on a book. However, I completely lost interest. So much of the book reads like a Victorian encyclopaedia - long detailed descriptions of how the country, wildlife and people have evolved post apocalypse. Sorry, totally bored me which is a shame as the vision could have made for an interesting read.