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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Alex Scarrow lives a nomadic existence with his wife Frances and his son Jacob, their current home being Norwich. He spent the first ten years out scarrrow college in the music business chasing record deals, and the next twelve years in the computer games industry. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Human society has more or less entirely broken down and millions lie dead of starvation or disease. There afterrlight only one or two beacon communities that have managed to fashion a new way of living. Jenny Sutherland runs one of these groups. Based on a series of decaying offshore oil rigs – for safety – a few hundred people have rebuilt a semblance of normality in this otherwise dead world. But as Jenny and her people explore their surroundings once again, they start to realise not every survivor has the same vision of a better future than their catastrophic past.
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About the Author Alex Scarrow lives a nomadic existence with his wife Frances and his son Jacob, their current home being Norwich. Orion February 1, Language: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?
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This is not the case in “Afterlight”. Graphic is what you get here! The Reviewer that made an analogy to the fine BBC program “The Survivors”, where the children were rewarded with video games, has a point.
However, in the series the children were sent out to forage, where these kids were more reminiscent of the child soldiers in Africa, in that they are also given access to drugs, alcohol and even women. I do find it somewhat implausible in that a non military bureaucrat would succeed in not only separating the boys from the girls for his special brand of brainwashing, but also to convince military and police officers to simultaneously turn over their firearms for a weapons test!
I mean could anyone really be that stupid? Yes, there are soapbox messages about peak oil and consumerism run amok. However, in the context of “Afterlight”, it doesn’t bother me as much as it might due to the simple fact that the disaster was engineered as an exercise in population control that went too far and could not be re-started.
The ending was a little too neat for me and I doubt that there will be a 3rd, as the Author has a highly successful teen series. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
Last Light was a wonderful novel based on the simple premise of what post-oil civilization would look like, telling the story of the rapid breakdown of civilization as we know it when the oil tap is turned off, through co-ordinated acts of sabotage, told through the eyes of one family.
Afterlight is a worthy sequel, detailing how the family copes with the aftermath, establishing a colony of survivors on an oil rig and gradually fighting their own battle for survival before they begin to re-establish civilization.
A very well written tale, with strong characters, good pacing, the various threads working well together. So, on the whole a novel I would recommend- in fact, I would recommend that anyone read both Last Light and Afterlight for a satisfying read. Being a writer myself, I don’t like to get pretentious and slam any fellow writer on reviews- since I know how easy it is to criticize someone else’s creation and how tough it is to create something yourself.
But what I would offer up as a build to what would have made Afterlight even more complete- the dark powers behind the oil crisis aren’t really revealed and we aren’t told anything more about them. Even as Afterlight reaches its conclusion, the reader is left wondering what happened to them and what they are up to.
If their whole plot was to take over control over the world, where are they now? Perhaps I had all these questions since I was so immeresed in the story, and perhaps Mr. Scarrow has another sequel up his sleeve to close this loop. If that’s the case, count me in as someone who will read it as soon as it’s out. One person found this helpful. In my review of the first book in this series, Last Light, I wrote that what followed from that story would make for more interesting material.
However, in this follow-up, the author chooses to pick up the action ten years after the world ran out of oil.
I was most curious about how people would pick faterlight the pieces immediately following such an event. Scarrow does flashback throughout to show how England suffered as a result but most action takes place years later. Like the first novel, the premise is extremely frightening as is the speculation of what would happen to society. Throughout the scrarow Scarrow lectures on materialism, commercialism, consumerism, short-sighted government planning, and the impact of 8 billion people on the environment.
Ten years following the targeted terrorism that shut down refineries and 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 afterlihgt keyboards to an internet world of other lonely people. Beyond the strong messages, the book was on par with Last Light. Curiously, there seemed to be a couple of plot lines or situations closely reminiscent of episodes from the BBC’s afterliight of The Survivors children rewarded for certain acts by being granted video game time, a leader who who once taught history scaerow sets up a feudal state.
The ending was a little too neat but he has hooked me again I now wonder what the survivors will do from this point forward. See all 11 reviews. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
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