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Brian Francis Slattery was born and raised in upstate New York. He is an editor for the U.S. Institute of Peace and the New Haven Review. He is the author of Spaceman Blues and Liberation, and is also a musician. He lives near New Haven, CT.
It is a story of pain, but beautiful pain that you'll be long in forgetting.
The book jumps points of view, making it seem omniscient, but then randomly turns to the audience and starts speaking in first person.
And it will take a herculean effort of literary genius to strip this book of its place as the best novel of the year.
Mexico native Alfonso Cuarón directed the cinematic adaptation of PD James's Children of Men. I couldn't understand what I loved about this movie. I watched it again. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Samuel Sanders
Slattery is a good writer and has a focus on the history of the characters giving them depth and providing a degree of realism to a sci-fi post-apocalyptic novel. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Vincent the Collector
A fine, literary story, quite mainstream. Beautifully written, but alas somewhat depressing. A fine example of good literary writing. Recommended.Published 17 months ago by James C. Glass
Climate change has become very real. There are no seasons. Water rises. Disease and a civil war follow. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jeffrey Swystun
This is a wonderful book worthy of its receiving the 2013 Philip K. Dick award. The author gives you countless characters lifetimes in a few paragraphs in a casual prose that is... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kenneth Meade
Beautifully written, couldn't put it down, anti-war/environmentalist, post apocalyptic, Phillip K Dick Award winner. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Michael A Collins
I really like the newer post collapse sub genre of post apocalyptic fiction. Also liked World Made By Hand and the Pest House.Published 21 months ago by John Kinsella
Excellent selection, great prices and free shipping. Was able to fine a number of interesting books. All arrived as promised and in good condition. Read morePublished 21 months ago by tuylekv
What a wondrous book. I'd apply more adjective & adverbs & so on, if I wasn't still stunned, the words not coming. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Court Merrigan