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West Kill Creek Paperback – January 20, 2014
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West Kill Creek is a contemplative work of post--apocalyptic fiction set in upstate New York. A particularly lethal virus has rapidly wiped out most of civilization. A hardy band of survivors does what it takes to stay alive, but the novel also reverberates with the echoes of local history and deep time, the beauty and terror of nature, the power and glory of books, current environmental and political issues, and actual events and places--such as Hurricane Irene, and the Gilboa Fossil Forest--and you couldn't have all that without some conflict and romance.
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Purcell's intimate knowledge of Schoharie County and surrounding areas makes this book work. The strategies employed by "Dar", the main character, to survive are plausible; and that is what we ask for in these books: are they believable? The answer to that is "Yes. I can see people trying to survive that way." For that reason alone I would reccomend to any fan of the post apocalypse to go and read this book.
The last reason is it made me think! This book is different enough that days after I finished it I am still running parts of the story through my mind, examining and reexamining them.
Go get the book, I think you will be glad you did.