Monday, June 25, 2012

2012 book 170

Peter Heller's The Dog Stars
It's the semi-near future and a flu has killed 99 percent of the people on earth (and most of the animals are dead too, climate change or something). One man, Hig, lives in relative peace with his only neighbor, with Hig patrolling in his little airplane and his neighbor being all into guns and defense, and between the two of them, they're mostly safe. But the nine years of near-solitude are taking their toll, and Hig wants to know what else is out there. Parts of this book strain credulity, but it's a great example of a literary dystopia (a genre I can fully get behind) and Hig is a really, really strong character. A-.

An e-galley was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in August.

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