So begins Will McIntosh's excellent debut novel, Soft Apocalypse.
Although such a scenario seems slow and mundane, the author manages to actually make it very vivid through the eyes of the narrator and interesting cultural vignettes.
Not a surprise ending, nor some contrived thing, but just an ending.
I love post apocalyptic literature. I have read dozens of such books and can usually find some redeeming qualities in all of them. Not so with this novel. Read morePublished 2 days ago by J. R. Belt
I think my feeling about this book is a matter of taste. The apocalypse that happens itself is believable and terrifying. The writing is hit or miss. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Orange Illusions
The characters in this book are larger than life and easy to identify with.
How anyone would really behave during an apocalypse is beyond knowing at this time but the... Read more
I got this book for free and BN for my nook and loved it so much I bought it again through AMazon for my Kindle app. Read morePublished 5 months ago by SierraViridian
I felt that McIntosh did a great job interpreting a possible break down of society. The idea of advances in science and technology but drastically reduced resources and the effect... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Vinnie C.
love apocalyptic fiction-- this one kept me interested without making me nauseous with gory detail. nice change to the usual zombie reads. became attached to the characters.Published 6 months ago by Jill Lamonte
"Soft Apocalypse" is a good read. The story focuses on Jasper and the people he encounters as the world slowly collapses around him. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John Thornton
I pictured myself throughout this book and imagined how I would have handled the end of the world as we know it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by amy