Rated of 5
by Nancy Jones
Not the Greatest book Despite Oprah's Recommendation
I love these type of books, sci fi, end of the world themes. However, this book was so poorly written. There was almost no dialogue. The characterizations were relatively poor, father/son type. Father will do anything for son, blah blah blah. Nothing made these characters that unique. They were stereotypes. Mostly, the book was just description, Endless scenery. And the reason for the apocalypse. What caused the end of the world clearly specified. Trees fell, uprooted from the ground. What would cause such a thing? I guess you can use your imagination. I wish the author had used a little more imagination coming up with dialogue for the characters and reasons for the 'end of the world'. When I thought the novel might have a unique twist given when the wife/mother character was talking to the dad, she said something about hating to be alone, how she would nurture the relationship of a person even if the person were not real, I was totally wrong. There is no unique twist or theme. Again, father willing to do anything for son: It would be so much more unique if the author had made the characters more than silent stereotypes.