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Old 10-02-2019, 08:10 AM
Sparky812 is offline
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Originally Posted by Limmin View Post
The Quiet Earth, yes.

The big deal in the movie was IIRC some strange energy field that passed over the Earth. If you were already in the process of dying (or being murdered), you were spared. Everyone else living was snatched away to destination unknown. So our protagonists were all getting killed or otherwise dying...then were suddenly spared...then found themselves almost alone in this abandoned Earth.

Can anyone explain the ending, how the guy got transported? Did he try to kill himself by driving a car into a wall or something? Memory is fuzzy on this point.

You're correct about the global energy grid. Hobson was involved in it's development and tried to commit suicide due to his guilt over not speaking out about his concerns about Project Flashlight

I believe the book sheds more light on what happened to everyone. Something to do with animal DNA vs. plant DNA and living vs. dead tissue. It's also mentioned somewhere that The Effect cannot penetrate water i.e. fish were not affected.

The ending is left to your own interpretation a new world, the after-life, purgatory, a dream, etc.. The book has him wake up in bed at 6:12am again.