Author: Blake Pitcher
Type of Book: Softcover
Length: 157 pages
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
Release Date: December 12, 2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I literally read this book in one day. Once I started reading I was immediately engaged in the story.
Roger is a technical writer on a work trip to Texas when the First Apocalypse hits.
His wife, Esther, is back at their home in a small town located in northern New York state.
With no phones, no internet access and absolutely no way to communicate, Roger isn’t even sure that Esther is still alive.
So, judging by what I just wrote, you would expect the story to be about Roger’s determination and his harrowing journey against the odds that eventually leads to the couple being reunited. Right?
This story does not follow the path of typical post-apocalyptic books. It is completely different which is one of the things I enjoyed most about it.
In fact, this story spans quite a few years which should not be possible in such a short book, but somehow Blake Pitcher pulls it off seamlessly.
I found the fact that no one really knew for sure what had caused the sun to change to be much more realistic than other books where the characters know the cause immediately. If all communication is down how could anyone obtain concrete details? Not knowing and having many theories pop up is a much more realistic scenario.
I also really liked the ending. It could be left like that and remain a stand-alone book, or it can be expanded upon and turn into a second and even potentially a third novel. It will be interesting to see where the author decides to go with it. I, for one, am hoping that he continues the story with at least a second book.
I rate this book as 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“My handwriting is atrocious. I blame computers.”
“I don’t think paranoia exists anymore…Or if it does, it goes by the name ‘reason’.”
* I won an autographed softcover copy of this book from Goodreads.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Blake Pitcher is also the author of “Cigarette Angel & Other Stories” as well as, “Six Deep at The Sink.”
To connect with Blake Pitcher visit http://www.writing.blakepitcher.com
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On Twitter: @blake_p