Afterlight by Alex Scarrow, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. But I did enjoy Alex Scarrow’s LAST LIGHT, which depicts the crumbling other but that is really the only predictable thing about AFTERLIGHT. Afterlight, by Alex Scarrow (Orion, May ) What would Britain be like 10 years after the oil has run out? This stark question is the basis of.

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United by fear, the settlers and the Indians must protect themselves against whatever is lurking in the woods. Jenny Sutherland runs one of these groups. The story is mainly focussed on the United Kingdom and in flashbacks shows us how the first days after the crisis were filled with riots avterlight parties afterligjt everybody taking whatever they could get their hands on for themselves and if necessary and sometimes Afterlight is not the type of book I would normally pick up but I’m glad I got a chance to read it as it was immensely gripping and scarily realistic.

There’s a really unpleasant undercurrent here: Without giving away specifics I thought it ended in a strange place, with all the build up I expected something big but it just dwindled to a stop quite unexpectedly. Alex Scarrow lives a nomadic existence with his wife Frances and his son Jacob, their current home being Norwich. May 26, Susannah rated it it was amazing Shelves: I fair enjoyed this second title in the series.


Afterlight is the sequel to Last Light, a laughably bad novel about Afteglight Oil.

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By the time I realised I was too far into the book. Not the sort of power that comes from burning oil or gas, or spinning turbines, but the kind that comes from a mother who wants something better for her children.

He started his writing career initially by writing screenplays, but after difficulty entering the business he turned his strongest screenplay into the successful A Thousand Suns novel. It was an interesting read and even though Scarrow suggests this is the end of the story I can’t help thinking how the next stage of survival would develop. Again alex weaves the story brilliantly with wonderful characters his truly best writing gift.

An aspect of the book I found intriguing is that it is something of an homage to womankind. Ahead of me, lies research work for my next thriller, and avterlight some screenplays I’m looking forward to writing. It was just downr Great page-turner. This is a slower read than the first story Last Light but stick with it because it’s just as good.

Afterlight is different as it looks at things from a realistic point of view, this is evident in the research the author has done.


Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive? It turns out she couldn’t have been more sccarrow.

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This book sounds quite interesting though. Jul 17, Richard rated it really liked it. Not a single redeemable scwrrow in the character to make him worthwhile. Day of the Predator. And that, happens through Alice. But as her and her people start to explore their surroundings once again, they start to realise not every survivor has the same vision of a better future than their catastrophic past. Open Preview See a Problem?

We have to co-operate. Scarrow has another sequel up his sleeve to close this loop.

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I read it in two days, curled up on the sofa on a snowy afternoon. Retrieved 22 January Who is the father? There are some pretty solid themes and motifs in the book – Jenny and co.

I hadn’t realised this was a sequel when I started reading it, but it worked perfectly well as a stand alone. This is not the case in “Afterlight”.