Sunday, July 21, 2013
The Penal Colony - Richard Herley
The Penal Colony is $3.99 for the kindle. It was free when I downloaded it. Think Lord of the Flies, but with adults. This is a book I didn't want to put down. Anthony John Routledge was convicted of a rape and murder he didn't commit. He's resigned to prison, but he wakes up one summer day to find he's been declared a Category Z and transported to the island penal colony of Sert. Sert is the worst of Britain's illegal penal colonies. Routledge realizes his life is over. There is no return from Sert. The question is can he adjust to life on the island? First he has to survive his initiation, which is literally kill or be killed. This is an excellent book. Very highly recommended.