You can now click on the book link!
I really enjoyed writing about the Shack, so thought I’d do some more reviews. My latest vice is going onto Amazon and downloading free books, and this one caught my eye. Its number 14 today on the free books, so I’m not the only one reading it! As I’ve earlier blogged, I’m of the original generation to watch the French Robinson Crusoe series as a kid, and now have it on DVD. Did you know there’s a second Robinson book, where he goes back to the Island? This is Robinson but without a shipwreck and for me a far more pleasant companion, Jason the dog. I’m going to try SO hard not to spoil the plot but make you want to read this!
No explanation is given for the disappearance of man from the face of the earth, which I find refreshing – as a Christian, I find so much end time speculation downright boring and mis-directing. The brotherhood of the dogs makes me think a bit of Dodie Smith‘s, ‘The Midnight Barking’ anyone read that? I found Ralph such a practical man and how he coped enthralling. Still, I couldn’t help wonder whether if the plot were set in the time of mobiles there could have been a whole new plot – especially when you read the epilogue!!!!!!! Of course it was intrinsically sad and I don’t usually like that sort of book. Its one that goes into the I will re read this one category which doesn’t happen with many books.
As a kid I loved to read Science Fiction short stories, and read one end of world one, where by chance a business man and a maid were locked in a closed air circuit room the night the Russians and USA blast each other with chemical war fare that wipes out man. Nowadays the politicians would have hidden in such a bunker, but not thought of then. The story was of how they made a family re introduce man – very inbred, but a story I’d love to read again too -fat chance of that though!
So, Alone, well written, good plot, sad, gripping, and haunting. I’m off to download his short stories……..