OK I just finished this book this weekend. It was pretty good for a post-apocalyptic
novel but I have a couple of points I want to make:
In the very beginning our protagonist is robbed blind. He escapes into the wilderness, and considers hunting them down except he hopes he won’t have to kill them.
This one line ruined the book for me. I read the rest of it, but I just couldn’t get over the idea of someone who survived for sixteen years after the war with a deep-seated reluctance to kill. I just can’t believe you wouldn’t need to kill, and regularly, to survive.
Am I just overreacting? Does anyone agree with the postman?
Also, and this is not a criticism, rather the contrary, was anyone else moved by what the women tried to do?
They turned themselves over to the bad guys. Some of them were raped, tortured, and/or killed, but some survived. Supposedly when there was supposed to be a signal one night and they were supposed to come out and murder all the evil guys. However, the signal was not given or something happened. They still killed many that night but they died, all of them. This kept coming back to me after I finished.