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What a great series! I was able to immediately start book 3. The narration is perfect.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
not the best. the storyline is very weak. I will not order the third book.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Picking up where we left off this is the adventure of the ordinary Bill who is not your normal post apocalyptic survivalist nut but a rather normal civil servant (or so it seems). The character development is a major factor for my 5* rating and the movement from an isolated survivor into a populated world is excellent. If you want a UK version of a zombie novel then this is it - but start from the beginning of the series.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
As contemporary apocalypses go, Surviving the Evacuation remains head-and-shoulders above most of the genre. Tayell's hero (if that's the right word) has to deal with the real problems of living in the end-times; not how much ammunition he can scavenge from a military depot (as if), but how to make tea from lemonade, or how to use a wok as a fire pit.
This installment has more survivors than the last one, and they are all equally screwed up and traumatised, as we should expect. They don't necessarily get on, but there are none of the ridiculous armed stand-offs that we get in many stories of this sort.
For all it's good features, however, I didn't think this book as as good as the first in the series. Some of the situations that the characters get themselves into seem a bit, well, improbable. The ending, which I won't give away, seems _highly_ improbable.
I'm hoping that book 3 will show a return to form; but book 2 is still a pretty decent read.