Sunday, June 22, 2014
The Enemy - Charlie Higson
The Enemy is the first novel in The Enemy series. This book was free for the kindle when I downloaded it. It's now $7.39, but I can lend it to the first kindle user who asks. In the England of this tale a plague has swept the world. Only adults are affected. Adults are turned into mindless diseased killing machines. Machines who prefer to eat the surviving children. The small band of children, holding out in the Waitrose supermarket complex, have survived for a year, but they're losing more kids to the marauding adults all the time. Then a new kid shows up and tells of a safe haven for survivors. The Waitrose group decide to migrate. The story of their survival and adventures is well worth reading. The characters are alive and the danger is palpable. The ending is satisfying, even if it almost compels you to read the remaining books in the series. Highly recommended.