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"It's the intent not the action."
June 16, 2017
Set some 15 years after an unspecified happening brought the world as we know it to an end, a woman who lives alone with her dog and acts as a visiting midwife to survivors living close to Lake Erie, becomes involved with a beset community of ex- bikers and their families. Simply written and quick to read, there is much in this story which could make a good book. But I struggled throughout with the question, for what age has this book been written? Surely not adults as it was far too simplistically presented, and the same pretty well applies for young adults, too. And yet some of the scenes seem rather harrowing for children and the themes just a touch too advanced.
To give my reasonings, sadly, would need at least one very major spoiler which would be gross!y unfair on any new reader. So I will simply say that, although the premise was an interesting one, in this context it was implausible in it's being able to happen (much too noticeable to anyone, even children), and the predictability of the tale, but the lack of awareness of the protagonists,was infuriating.
A good try but not quite there. It could possibly make a good young person film, though