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One - Conrad Williams
One
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This is no country he knows, and no place he ever wants to see, even in the shuttered madness of his worst dreams. But Richard Jane survived. He walks because he has no choice and at the end of this molten road, running along the spine of a burned, battered country, his son may be alive. The sky... show more
This is no country he knows, and no place he ever wants to see, even in the shuttered madness of his worst dreams. But Richard Jane survived. He walks because he has no choice and at the end of this molten road, running along the spine of a burned, battered country, his son may be alive. The sky crawls with venomous cloud and burning rain while the land is a scorched sprawl of rubble and corpses. Rats have risen from the depths to gorge on the carrion, and a glittering dust coats everything. It hides a terrible secret as new horrors take root. He walks on, with one hope.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780753518106 (0753518104)
Publisher: Virgin Books
Pages no: 363
Edition language: English
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SilverThistle
SilverThistle rated it
3.5 Review - One by Conrad Williams
I'm not sure what to make of this.I'm no stranger to apocalyptic fiction, and this one was a new path to venture down. It's gritty, unforgiving and brutal. What a nightmare.But it isn't complete, I don't think. I understand that our 'hero' doesn't know what happened to cause the apocalypse, therefor...
veeral
veeral rated it
"One" by Conrad Williams has a post-apocalyptic (due to gamma ray bursts) England as its backdrop. It is the story of a father (our protagonist, Richard Jane) who has survived the cataclysm in the opening chapter for being 600 feet deep in the ocean, a diver repairing pipes on an offshore oil platfo...
Author Amanda Young Says
Author Amanda Young Says rated it
0.0 One
I simply couldn't get into this one right now. I may pick it back up later. What I did manage to read (the first 70 pages or so) wasn't bad; it just isn't the kind of horror novel I'm in the mood to read.
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it
3.0
I won't go trolling for Goodreader rage by saying this book was better than The Road. I might, however, be tempted to say it was just as good. Unfortunately, Williams also violates Ceridwen's quite reasonable dictum against post-apocalyptic stories where fathers seek out and/or protect their son(s...
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