Length: 168 pages
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Survival
Where Found: Bookdepository
When the bombs fell and Western civilization ended, the residents of Hickory Hollow, Texas, scarcely noticed the difference. They were already used to fending for themselves--growing their own food, helping their neighbors survive, keeping their rural life going, much as before.
But when the Ungers--a band of renegade thieves, murderers, and ne'er-do-wells--began raiding the nearby plots, looting and killing everyone in sight, it was time to take action!
This book is lovely. One would think that a post-apocalyptic wouldn't or even shouldn't be "lovely". But this one was. Compared to other books of it genre its quite.. gentle. Gentle but a very good read. I had been looking forward to reading this since I stumbled upon it a few months ago. It lived up to my expectations. Despite being written in the 80's it doesn't really read that way. The characters are interesting and are a great group of people. I'd love to just jump into the pages of the book and have long rambling conversations with them.
There are a few things that I could find wrong with it - it was too short, the writing was a little hard to understand. Just little things like that. Nevertheless.. this is a story to curl up with on a rainy day and just read.
I can't really say to much more on it because the story is short and I do not want to give anything away.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars