I took two things away from this read. First cut off the oil supply and civilization collapses awfully fast nobrainer on that. Jun 10, Kiera Healy rated it it was ok This is a mad book about peak oil, so a good one for the conspiracy nutjob in your life. Dad, an oil engineer, is trapped in Iraq whereupon he quickly goes into fight mode with a group of soldiers who use the word "smeg" in place of "fuck"??? Meanwhile, daughter is at uni and son is at school, and soon all their lives are thrown into This is a mad book about peak oil, so a good one for the conspiracy nutjob in your life.
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Shelves: read-in , books-i-own This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book is recommended to me by Don. Thanks yo! XD I know this book is a sequel, but I dont bother to read the first one. I was browsing through the shelves when I saw this book looking at me curiously. This book was,at that time, sitting alone on that shelves. Yeah, it was the last copy,I guess. So, I was lucky to notice it and at The same time I remembered the recommendation by Don.
So, what else? I bought the book,of course! Then, I brought this book along with me when I went to holiday and somehow my holiday turned into finish-this-book trip!
I am going to be honest. This book is good, really! And that, happens in this book through Valerie Latoc! And that, happens through Alice.
I hate both of them like I hate everything most hateful in this whole world! I dont know if u know how much hate I needed to go through! Urgghh for just thinking about it. However, surely I have reasons for saying that this book is good even though the author killed my favourite character, in a mean way! I will go to the good sides. Well, good. Which parts are good? I know! This is a follow on from Last Light and I can honestly say that this was better than the first book. The scary thing was not the ruthlessness of life post social breakdown, more the way the story rang true.
This is no Mad Max type wasteland novel, this is how I suspect things would really turn out if we ran out of oil. There are some interesting parallels to Lord of the Flies and the inclusion of a charismatic child abuser added a Post apocolyptic thriller, which had me from the first page. There are some interesting parallels to Lord of the Flies and the inclusion of a charismatic child abuser added a dimension which had me thinking about who you really could trust in a world where the old rules had broken down.
I had high hopes as I thoroughly enjoyed the first book last light. Unfortunatley, the book is too slow to get started with the story split between the days of the crash which was fully explained during the first book and also the interactions of a community spent on an oil rig In fact, I would have thought the daughter, with what she did in Last Light, would have been more likely to have lead the oil rig community rather than the mother!!
I may revisit this book at a later date, but that would be through obligation rather than desire. PS - I may have been compromised by the authors note in book of each which I felt was a little pretentious and self righteous.
Feb 07, Alyson rated it liked it Post apocalyptic thriller - set after the collapse of the oil industry - Afterlife is the follow on from an earlier work called Last Light which I have not read. This book manages to stand alone although there are a few reference to the earlier work and having read it would probably be beneficial. The story is told between the two communities of Bracton oil rigs and the surviving group of people in London.
The breakdown of society is well told and fully believable and the main characters of Post apocalyptic thriller - set after the collapse of the oil industry - Afterlife is the follow on from an earlier work called Last Light which I have not read. The breakdown of society is well told and fully believable and the main characters of Jenni and her daughter Leona are also well drawn, but some of the minor characters are rather one dimensional.
Several plot twists keep you reading, although some areas, such as the sections on the London community were rather more plodding.
Afterlight by Alex Scarrow