Five years after a "limited" nuclear war, two survivors journey across America. They - and you - will discover what is left of our way of life, the depth of the devastation, and the hopes of a new society desperately struggling to be born.
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I have a new favorite narrator!
I had no idea that this book was written in the 80s, but it did have an "older" feel to it, in a good way! Have you ever picked up a classic and the contrast to their writing style and today's author's writing styles are completely different? That's the feel this book gives. And add the narrator into it, and you get thrown back to your childhood, when you were sitting in front of your scholarly grandpa, engrossed in his story telling.
I can't add anything that hasn't already been stating in other reviews. 2 guys go to explore America a few years after a nuclear war. They document what they see.
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Not at all what I thought.
This was an experience! I thought this was just like any other post apocalyptic book, but it's not. This is told like a documentary and I found it was such a unique way to tell the story but I didn't enjoy it that much. I think it was because I was expecting something totally different and was a little disappointed.
The story is told by 2 writers who travel the US a few years after Warday, to document what life is like now. The idea behind the story is amazing but I just found parts to be telling rather than showing. We get a lot of statistics which I just found tedious and not that necessary. I enjoyed the parts where we get to see what life is like now and thought it was fascinating but all the rest was a little stuffy.
There's not much else I can say about this other than it needs to be read to see. If you go into it with the mindset of it being like a documentary of what happened then I think you will enjoy it more. It's an interesting and unique book and I think I may just try listening to it again in a few months to see if I enjoy it more knowing what I know now!
This wasn't my favourite performance from Kevin Pierce but I can see why he had to narrate it the way he did! The style of the book dictated that it be read like a documentary. I just found it confusing trying to differentiate both characters because the whole book is read in the same tone. Saying that though. he read it really well, his voice was clear and concise and other than the confusion, I had no problem with the performance.
*I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
- Natalie @ BookLoversLife