The main character is a fiction author. I have been doing a lot of reading and learning about fiction writing lately, as well as about the other activities that indie authors need to know about – so I connected more than usual with the main character’s interests, even if not with his activities. It was more than a little disconcerting in the beginning, but Craven has woven a widely accessible tale, set in a context that could appeal to many, so the story soon took priority.
The story itself is engaging: Different to many in the dystopian genre in that the main character was not really a prepper – certainly not in the deliberate and extreme ways that we often see. This meant that he was more relatable from my perspective (because I’m just an ordinary person too; certainly not a prepper). I enjoyed this story immensely.