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I Spied a Pale Horse
by Mark Timlin
As the new millennium approaches, it is the end of the world for John in more ways than one, for his wife and child are dead, and society lies in ruins as a plague devastates the world. When a pregnant young girl enters his life, he finds he has more to fight for than he imagined.
Paperback, 223 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by CT Publishing
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As "I Spied a Pale Horse" begins, an apocalyptic event has already occured and we are introduced to protaganist John and his battle for survival in the aftermath. And battle it is, for this is quite an action orientated story. Flashbacks throughout the novel fill in the details of John's life before, during and after the disaster, which was a "Black Death" plague that killed almost everyone. Like the plague in The Stand, a handful of people are immune to the virus. However, this is where any sim ...more
I have read a lot of apocalyptic fiction and hadn't heard of this book, but came across it by accident. I'm really glad I did as it's one of the best I've read. The story is a first person account of surviving in the UK following a pandemic that kills the vast majority of the population. There's not much that's particularly new in that, but the descriptions of the world he lives in and the people and situations he encounters are very well described. I also found that I cared who lived and died, ...more