Things We Didn't See Coming
Publish date: March 2009
Publisher: Sleepers Publishing Inc.
Pages no: 174
Edition language: English
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I don't have a particularly good relationship with post-apocalyptic fiction, tending to find it either too far-fetched or, if not far-fetched, too depressing to want to immerse myself in for very long. I was spoiled early by having to read Robert Swindells's relentlessly bleak postnuclear misery-fes...
Things We Didn’t See Coming is the story of one young boy, 9 years old on the eve of the millennium, and his subsequent journey through a world irrevocably changed by Y2K. As the world falls slowly apart and suffers through drought, flood, fire and disease, he teeters on the fence of petty crime an...
I found this really tedious after a while and gave it up halfway through. I don't really know what all the fuss is.
This is a first novel, but I would not have guessed that if I hadn't read the book jacket. The writing is polished with a nice flow.The book is really snapshots of the main character's life as the world goes to hell (and maybe rebuilds?). The first chapter takes place when the main character is 10 y...