Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
Four teenagers on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found. THE DARK INSIDE is a stunning, cinematic thriller: 28 DAYS LATER meets THE ROAD.
Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…. Now it’s our turn.
Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even worse is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, hooking on to weakness, turning the unwary into hunters, killers, crazies.
Mason: His mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground. Everyone he knows is killed.
Aries: A school bus, an aftershock and a crash. Pulled out of the wreckage by a mysterious stranger, she’s about to discover a world changed forever.
Clementine: An emergency meeting at the town hall that descends into murderous chaos. Outside the rest of their community encircle with weapons. How can those you trust turn into savage strangers?
Michael: A brutal road rage incident. When the police arrive on the scene they gun down the guilty and turn on the by-standing crowd. Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad?
i'm half tempted to start this with a "dear heath, i just met your sister and boy, was i impressed. come to think of it, the people with her were not half bad!" but instead, here's a shout out to S&S: thank you! dark inside is chock full of AWESOME, in fact it has pulled me out of my 2-2.5 reading funk of the last couple days.
there be blood. there be gore.
and there be many a cruel act, yet i could not tear myself from it. it's a very engrossing book, very readable and not your typical end of days book.
only maybe it is a typical end of days book? because as i was reading it my feelings ranged from 'oh fuck they're dead' and 'run, you dumbass!' oh, it brought my inner potty mouth too, just like any horror/zombie movie that's up to snuff does.
and i'll tell you one more thing, I LOVE how it reminds of REAPERS ARE ANGELS. How? Well, in both, reactions of the people made sense. There were cowards, those who were foolishly brave, others who were sad and scared and lonely, and others still who were determined and together (up to a point). I still have questions about a lot of them, but they were all quite matter of fact in what had to be done. Not that they lacked heart, because as each person's story was told... well, I felt for them, feared for them, but was sometimes angered by them too.
READ. READ. READ!
THANK YOU SIMON & SCHUSTER!