The After Days
In a world without power, you need the power of friendship and love to survive.
"This is far and away the most compelling read I’ve experienced in a long time. No lie. This is seriously good. It’s fresh, entertaining, and thought-provoking.” –Kathryn Johnson, author and writing teacher
Middle-aged suburbanites Rachel and Zach team with their friends to battle not only the p...more
Today’s review is for The After Days, by Amy Ginsberg. Although I wasn’t sure what genre this was, I feel like it sits on the fence between Contemporary Fiction and Dystopian Fantasy.
Can you imagine a life without electricity, running water, or any of the things we have today because of them?
I find it hard to, although I have been wondering what that world would be like.
Since reading The After Days, I’m beginning to ...more
I started this book yesterday at 6 pm and had trouble tearing myself away from it. I was so immersed in the story that I read it in less than 24 hours.
Be very glad we have electricity, friends - because if the grid ever gets hacked and shut down, life and civilization will devolve, and not slowly, either.
This story moves along at a ...more
This book was hard to put down. I was one I could have sat w with and read for hours until it was finished. Especially now, during this time of COVID, the story seemed eerily possible. Probable? It certainly gave me pause to think.
Ginsburg tells a riveting and frightening story about two middle-aged friends in the Washington, DC area. As the story begins, Julie and Rachel are on the s ...more
I’ve typically been one to shy away from most dystopian books. Mainly because I feel like a lot of them feel repetitive and have a similar formula and underdeveloped characters because of all the craziness happening. Well, that isn’t the case with THE AFTER DAYS.
I don’t want to go into too much detail, because this was just over 200 pages and it was a really quick read for me. Just enough action and character building ...more
Yes, the four main characters are extremely un-likable much of the time. That just proves this is a well-written story. How likable would anyone be in those circumstances? Through it all, Rachel tries to maintain her quirky humor.
It was appalling how quickly life fell apart in a world-wide power outa ...more
This book centers around four friends and how they handle the loss of electricity. It is so realistic, that at times you feel as if you are right there with them, trying to survive. I enjoyed reading this book and especially liked the bonding of the two females. Give it a read. You'll be glad you did.
This book grasped your attention right from the beginning. All of the characters were diverse and interesting throughout the story. There were many plots and turns. I highly recommend this book. It’s a great book for a book club because you could have great discussions on this book.