Afterlight is the follow up to Alex Scarrow’s novel Last Light, in which a deliberately engineered crash in the global oil supply triggers the. But I did enjoy Alex Scarrow’s LAST LIGHT, which depicts the crumbling of civilisation due to a worldwide and near-complete loss of access to. Notable works, Last Light, TimeRiders. Partner, Debbie Chaffey. Children, Jacob Scarrow, his son. Relatives, Simon Scarrow. Website. Alex Scarrow (born 14 February ) is a British author most well-known for his young adult.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Retrieved 22 January I was expecting more details about the concept of “peak oil” and the technicalities of oil shortage in the world, and was disappointed that the author simply skimmed over these for the reader to infer, but went into a large amount of detail describing different types of violent scenarios.

Many apocalyptic stories tend to centre around destruction and chaos, zombies, guns, cars that still work years later despite petroleum having a limited life span. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Constantly complaining about how bad they have it. Based on a series of decaying offshore oil-rigs – for safety – a few hundred people have rebuilt a semblance of normality in this otherwise dead world. And more importantly how easily it can all be lost. Urgghh for just thinking about it.

Author has obviously read Lord of the Flies. It turns out she couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Jun 23, Kiera Healy rated it did not like it. Run by a civil servant and policed by a gang of teenagers with guns, arterlight is far from safe. I’m sure the Kindle version has been poorly laid out as there are huge gaps between the paragraphs, more than the first book. And sadly not as much respect for men.

The author’s message is a need to return to simpler values and stresses in his afterword that we cannot “go on consuming the way we’re doing now”.


Her thoughts on this: The general afterloght of the fragility of those societies that were carving a foothold in the new world is hammered home with little subtlety but is no less true for that.

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Did he scavenge it? I did have to withhold incredulity that the scavengers kept finding more containers of food or drink or cigarettes even ten years after the collapse of society and I’d have thought rather more communities would have set themselves up The apocalyptic world 3,25 is quite well described if not totally believable.

What follows is a very realistic story of what humanity can come to when there is no democracy left to guide them; groups of young children running around the city as wild tugs possibly resorting to cannibalism, dictators emerging and those proclaiming the word of God but only to help themselves, child soldiers, you name it.

Along the way we have a few surprises, a somewhat abrupt ending and a few “huh?

Like its predecessor, ‘Afterlight’ has many page-turning moments. This is telegraphed by the facts that a he is Belgian, and b he is some kind of priest.

Jenny Sutherland runs one of these groups. Refresh and try again. Aug 22, Elle rated it liked it. Afterlight is a very fascinating novel and makes the reader think. This book delivers just as much as Last light and then gives you even more, action, pace, characters, depth, humour and sorrow In fact, I think this second book is actually better than the first, which is fairly unusual as these things go Between them, they depict such a likely scenario, I personally believe it’s the most likely potential apocalyptic event at this point in time We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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This segment of the story is the least satisfying. Then, I brought this book along with me when I went to holiday and somehow my holiday turned into finish-this-book trip! Utterly awful book, I have no idea how I managed afterloght actually finish it, except that I knew that I didn’t have anything else to read at hand.


So the Belgian paedophile kills Leona’s daughter. January 12, at Afterlight is different as it looks at things from a realistic point of view, this is evident in the research the author has done. When we last saw our heroine Leona, she had narrowly escaped being murdered by a shadowy Illuminati-style cabal of political I’m seriously irked because I wrote a whole long review of this terrible book, and it got eaten by my computer.

He has also written several screenplaysand is currently writing a highly successful young adult fiction series, [5] which, according to his TimeRiders website, “Allowed him to really have fun with the ideas and concepts he was playing around with when designing games.

In some ways it reminded me of Threads, altho Just to get it out of the way first, I’m bloody annoyed that nowhere on the cover of this book does it mention it’s a sequel to “Last Light”, it just says; “from the author of Last Light”. Alrx other projects Wikimedia Commons. This book is recommended to me by Don. All in all I was somewhat disappointed by this book even if the argument was an interesting one. Published by Orion first published Jenny Sutherland becomes a man-hating dictator aboard the oil rig after possibly being raped by roving scavengers on land – such a tremendously unlikable character that I scarroq willing her death from scene 1.

Others I wanted to know more about seemed a bit limited in their purpose, needs, desires and so on. Anyway, the aled of the survivors are off the Norfolk coast on an oil rig that they have transformed into a feminist paradise.