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5.0 out of 5 stars Post-Apocalyptic Fiction That Stands Out From the Crowd, August 1, 2012
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Let me start off by saying the less you know about the story going in, the better. What I can tell you is that it is post-apocalyptic fiction, but one that stands out from the crowd. It is stream of consciousness. We are in Hig's head for better or for worse. We see what he sees and feel what he feels. There are sentence fragments, sometimes only a word, and no quotation marks. Although I would normally find this very annoying, it works here. You are in Hig's head, so when he loses his train of thought or starts to focus on something else. There. You. Go. A new sentence even though the last seems incomplete.

I've found myself thinking about the book several times today. Apocalyptic-fiction always works better for me if it's something that can actually happen, and this certainly could. The characters were so well drawn and memorable. I will probably have Hig, Jasper, and Bangley hanging around in my head for awhile. One thing I learned, if I ever find myself in a similar situation, I want a Bangley on my side.
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