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Written by Massimo MarinoGenre: Science Fiction
How would you feel if you went to sleep one night then awoke to discover you and your family were the only survivors in a now-silent world?
That's exactly what happens to Dan, his wife, Mary and their daughter, Annah.
They live in Switzerland but quickly realize that whatever happened struck globally: via the Internet they discover no one else is alive as far as they can tell.
What follows after this initial discovery is the kicking-in of survival instincts: gathering provisions from local stores and malls while searching, via Facebook ads, for any other survivors.
About halfway through the book, you begin to get an inkling of what really happened. Even so, it doesn't prepare you for what actually happened.
I liked that about this book. Despite typos and overusage of exclamation points, the creativity and imagination of Mr. Marino is enough to outweigh all that. I also enjoy the unexpectedness of it. Though I thought the book was going in one direction, it ended up in an entirely different place.
However, this book is not for the narrow-minded. Those whose belief systems are carved in stone won't appreciate the alternative explanation for life on earth as we know it supplied by Mr. Marino.
I, on the other hand, love discovering fresh and new approaches to that conundrum; they sometimes ring more true than the centuries-old dogma pervading this world.
Much of the explanation found in this book does ring true: much of it, but not all of it. Still it is a very unique and interesting perspective that may ring true for those open-minded enough to seek those alternative explanations.
If you're seeking a fresh perspective about life on Earth, its beginnings and its future, this is definitely one book you want to read.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.