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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I may revisit this book at a later date, but that would be through obligation rather than desire. In fact, I think this second book is actually better than the first, which is fairly unusual as these things go Between them, they depict such a likely scenario, I personally believe it’s the most likely potential apocalyptic event at this point in time Apr 07, Linda Branham Greenwell rated it really liked it Shelves: I dont know if u know how much hate I needed to go aftfrlight

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January scarrrow, at In some ways it reminded me of Threads, although that is based on nuclear war the aftermath and outcome has many similarities. With a large stockpile of emergency rations this group has not felt the pressing necessity to become self-sustaining, although an attempt has been made. They would be absolutely ruthless in their desire to keep control and ultimately law and order would be maintained.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What follows is a very realistic story of what humanity can come to when there is no democracy left to guide them; groups of young children running around the city as wild tugs possibly resorting to cannibalism, dictators emerging and those proclaiming the word of God but only to help themselves, child soldiers, you name it.


For now we’re living in Norwich.

Aug afterkight, Ben rated it really liked it. This is no Mad Max type wasteland novel, this is how I suspect things would really turn out if we ran out of oil. But it’s all for nothing because he turns out to be a paedophile. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive?

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Apr 09, Bogdan rated it it was amazing. It’s all moot, though, because the daughter is just a catalyst in pigtails who shows up, gets murdered, and causes Plot to happen.

This time gap was explained at the end of the book in the authors notes. The baddies are a group of brutalised survivors from one of the government Safe Scaerow in London, led by a former history teacher who’s raised an army of child soldiers to rule his ‘serf’ class. But then we all just muddle along through life, don’t we? 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.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Fortunately, our mid-level civil servant has stockpiled enough oil to power up arcade machines for a fortnightly night of fun, along with aftedlight and a ten-year supply of cocaine. Although nothing new in terms of premise and delivery, ‘Last Light’ was a compelling thriller that kept me reading until the end.

Lists with This Book. The ending was a little too neat but he has scarroq me again It shows us how we take things we use on a daily basis for granted and have become absolutely reliant on them in such a way that we wouldn’t be able to cope for ourselves without them anymore.


Do yourself a favour and don’t read this book.

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War is coming, and the stakes are truly massive Let her be in charge, eh? Ten years following ales 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 on keyboards to an internet world of other lonely people.

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!!!!! Whats worse was the method she died – the author bangs on and on about how everyone thinks there should be a lock on the door.

Alex Afterlught lives a nomadic existence with his wife Frances and his son Jacob, their current home being Norwich.

Buy this book you will not be disapointed. So, I was lucky to notice it and at The same time I remembered the recommendation by Don.