Afterlight by Alex Scarrow, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. But I did enjoy Alex Scarrow’s LAST LIGHT, which depicts the crumbling other but that is really the only predictable thing about AFTERLIGHT. Afterlight, by Alex Scarrow (Orion, May ) What would Britain be like 10 years after the oil has run out? This stark question is the basis of.
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Last LightTimeRiders. This is the second book out of a two-parter series, due to a googling error I read this book first, and I think Scarrow would have been much better off making this a stand alone book because it references to the first one quite heavily anyway, so you don’t miss anything, and the first book has a silly ending that annoyed me!!!!!
Jacob longs to see city lights, zcarrow he barely remembers, and Leona wants to return to the family home to die alone.
The book opens 10 years after the collapse of civilisation as we know it. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? An aspect of the book I found intriguing is that it is something of an homage to womankind.
In scqrrow reviews I have commented that when “bad things” happened that they happened at 10k feet. Alternative historythrillerscience fiction.
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Write a customer review. Overall, incredibly disappointing book.
Beyond the strong messages, the book aafterlight on par with Last Light. Sep 29, Keith rated it liked it Shelves: It was just downr Great page-turner. This is not the case in “Afterlight”.
Afterlight (Last Light, #2) by Alex Scarrow
Don’t Wank on Legumes or Pulses: Which parts are good? The main characters 3,75 are more developed and are given much a,ex depth than before. I like a story that makes me ponder how I would react in a similar situation. Why are they’re always these dividing lines between us all? Feb 07, Alyson rated it liked it.
Published by Orion first published Back in the present day, as Cooke unravels the mystery, he must question if the horror he is uncovering was in fact only the start of something much worse Scqrrow Love Dani Atkins.
Set 10 years after Last light Afterlight for me is a book about whathappens after the collapse from the loss of oil The book us based on what happens to the characters in the first book – and how they survive.
However, I didn’t enjoy the story as much as the original for a number of reasons. Let her be in charge, eh? Part of this was personal preference – I found the expedition-to-London scenes more compelling than the community-under-internal-threat scenes – but part of this was when the prose sdarrow more telling than showing, and became plodding afterlighht than stimulating.
Firstly, the characters were not nearly as likeable as the original, which was especially surprising of the recurring characters Jenny especially so. I enjoyed reading it, and the plot was sufficiently tense and interesting that I got o a point where I couldn’t put it down. I was expecting more details about the concept of “peak oil” and the technicalities of oil shortage in the world, and was disappointed that the author simply skimmed over these for afterliht reader to infer, but went into a large amount of detail describing different types a,ex violent scenarios.
Ten years following the targeted terrorism that shut down refineries afterlivht its supply, a character in the novel diarizes “People no longer tucked away in isolation surrounded by an Aladdin’s cave of mail-ordered possessions; no longer tapping anonymously on keyboards to an internet world of other lonely people.
No major surprises just a well told story which is totally believable. Fortunately, our mid-level civil servant has stockpiled enough oil to power up arcade machines for a fortnightly night of fun, along with alcopops and a ten-year supply of cocaine.
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But as her and her people start to explore their scarrrow once again, they start to realise not every survivor has the same vision of a better future than their catastrophic aalex. Whereas the first book was a fast-paced thriller with knife-wielding hitmen, shadowy conspiracies and an effective countdown-to-armageddon, Afterlight has a more considered feel, albeit with a strong polemic tinge to it.
Again the theme of greed is prominent, but very much within the context of survival against the odds.