The Scattered and the Dead by Tim McBain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
After watching his mother die from the plague Decker becomes agoraphobic and shuts himself in his room having all his food and provisions delivered. His family is dead, all his friends are dead, everyone he has ever known is dead as he looks out of the window all he can see is death and devastation. He starts to write to a young woman in a nearby apartment. This book is that letter and it is a daily diary.
Decker is an introverted character with a great instinct for survival as he struggles with his inner demons to overcome his fear of the world.
This is an interesting view on how people react and survive the end of the world as they know it. It is well written and you just keep turning the pages. Although this book is 0.5 it is significantly longer than a novella.
I dont normally read Post Apocalyptic books but this made a change and earned the 5 stars.
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