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By David Oppegaard (Website - Blog - My Space)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (December 9, 2008)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Blurb from Publisher's Website:
The Despair has plagued the earth for five years. Most of the world’s population has inexplicably died by its own hand, and the few survivors struggle to remain alive. A mysterious, shadowy group called the Collectors has emerged, inevitably appearing to remove the bodies of the dead. But in the crumbling state of Florida, a man named Norman takes an unprecedented stand against the Collectors, propelling him on a journey across North America. It’s rumored a scientist in Seattle is working on a cure for the Despair, but in a world ruled by death, it won’t be easy to get there.
This is a post-apocalyptic thriller. Can not really give much of a take on this one. I tend to avoid this type of tale because they all contain elements that could conceivably come to pass. Now, I enjoy a dark story where good triumphs evil within a fantasy setting, but post-apocalyptic stories of this nature just scare me. Instead I am going to point you to this review for more information.
Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Suicide Collectors
Since I'm almost finished with David William's Mirrored Heavens, I'm probably going to take a break from gritty for a while. However, I do enjoy post-apocalyptic novels, so I'll keep this one in mind. Part of it takes place in Florida, which always piques my interest. And could he have made it any more difficult for his hero, to make him travel from Florida to Seattle in a post-apocalyptic world? Well, I suppose he could have made him to go Alaska, but you get my meaning. Looks good!