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I Spied a Pale Horse

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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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Joe Stamber
Oct 19, 2012 Joe Stamber rated it liked it
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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
Apr 15, 2016 Jon rated it it was ok
Not the greatest apocalyptic novel by a long way.

It's your standard end-of-the-world affair; a random plague / outbreak wipes out 90% of the world, and the survivors turn to scavenging and murder to survive.

It all happens surprisingly fast really. Relative normality one day - albeit with a fair few people dropping dead each day - then one night the main 'hero' spends his last night with his wife & child and next day the whole country has broken down and are killing each-other for no real rea
Andy Phillips
Oct 03, 2014 Andy Phillips rated it it was amazing
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
Lynne - The Book Squirrel
Apr 03, 2011 Lynne - The Book Squirrel rated it really liked it
This reminded me of The Stand by Stephen King, man-made super flu kills off most of the population and the aftermath. Very good book. Enjoyed it.
James Kidd
Nov 12, 2010 James Kidd rated it really liked it
read it many years ago and re-read it a few mths ago. Really liked it. One of Timlin's best books
Nov 25, 2012 Kirsty rated it it was amazing
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Freaking awesome!!
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