Happy Halloween Night!
Hope you got yourself a bag or two full of yummy teeth-rotting, diabetes inducing, sugar-filled candy while creeping through your neighborhood earlier this evening.
Speaking of creeping…
I get an occasional craving for a good post-apocalyptic dystopian novel or two. I told you a bit about Swan Song in my last article here. Tonight I’m going to talk a bit about another really good book that I finished a few days back.
Good stuff! I’m here to tell you. This book is about 800 pages long. You’ll need your carpel tunnel brace to hold the thing up in bed at night, but it’ll be worth it. Like vampire stories? Like military experimentation gone awry? Like seeing the population of the Earth diminished to just a few outposts of humanity? Does all that sound like FUN to you? Yeah… me too!
Pick up Cronin’s book at your library or favorite bookstore. You won’t regret it. Fair warning, though… it is supposedly the first of a planned trilogy. Now normally, I wouldn’t recommend a book like this. Why? Because I hate it when publishers force authors to spoon feed their fans with these damned never-ending series, a la Wheel of Time, Dark Tower, etc. I like books that have a beginning and and ending. I don’t want to have to wait 15 years for the story to end.
Anywho, I’ll overlook this with Cronin’s book. It’s that good. I thought so, anyway. Maybe you will too.