Thursday, 8 March 2012

Alone - T.R. Sullivan

This is the kind of story you think up in your head whilst sitting on the loo. Some dude in the States wakes up one morning and all is quiet. Turns out he appears to be alone in the world, everyone has disappeared. It plays out pretty much as expected but is still a good read, going through the process of losing day to day facilities. His faithful dog is the only other character but fortunately has more personality than the basketball from Castaway.
A great fight scene with the rats and I never really understood how the animals escaped from the nation’s zoos but the author clearly needed to have something to add a bit of danger. It meanders a bit towards the end, got the impression the author had finished with the excitement of the guy being alone and wanted to get the thing finished. Still I liked this one.

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