28 January, 2011

Review: The World Ends in Hickory Hollow by Ardath Mayhar

Title: The World Ends in Hickory Hollow
Author: Ardath Mayhar
Published:  1987
Length:  168 pages
Genre:  Post-Apocalyptic, Survival 
Where Found: Bookdepository    

The World Ends in Hickory Hollow

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

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