Okay, sure. The world exploded, like in every other apocalyptic story. Big fucking deal. Our first-person narrator avoided conflict at all costs. Now, this is fine in a real-world situation. It's very realistic. But, it doesn't make for a good story. It's just boring as fuck narrative. Oh look, the trees are on fire. My feet hurt, maybe I shou ...more
I’m sorry, but I didn’t really enjoy this book all that much. I wasn’t really surprised by anything that happened. Partly because most things were cliché, but also because I didn’t really care about the characters. They were all very impersonal, and they didn’t really have any distinguishing traits.
Everything happens way too fast. After the first six chapters (which aren’t that long) it jumps a few years. If that was changed to a pro ...more
America's major cities are decimated by a nuclear attack. Jack Lee is on a business trip in Los Angeles when the bombs fall. Now he must make his way back to New York to find his wife and son.
The first person narrative is effective at conveying the thoughts and emotions of the main character as he makes his way cross country in an attempt to reunite with his family. This isn't a high flying, thrill-a-minute novel ...more
D.M. Baillie is a young Scottish novelist originally from Glasgow. His first novel Time To Kill, was published in late 2012, a crime thriller about a young man faced with drastic choices for something that happened in his mysterious past. His second novel, Zero Hour, was released on the 20th October 2014, a post apocalyptic story of a man trying...more