One

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by Conrad Williams
     
 

This is no country he knows, and no place he ever wants to see, even in the shuttered madness of his worst dreams. But Richard Jane survived. He walks because he has no choice and at the end of this molten road, running along the spine of a burned, battered country, his son may be alive. The sky crawls with venomous cloud and

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This is no country he knows, and no place he ever wants to see, even in the shuttered madness of his worst dreams. But Richard Jane survived. He walks because he has no choice and at the end of this molten road, running along the spine of a burned, battered country, his son may be alive. The sky crawls with venomous cloud and burning rain while the land is a scorched sprawl of rubble and corpses. Rats have risen from the depths to gorge on the carrion, and a glittering dust coats everything. It hides a terrible secret as new horrors take root. He walks on, with one hope.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A significant contribution to an illustrious post-apocalyptic tradition that includes I Am Legend, The Day of the Triffids, Riddley Walker, The Road, and 28 Days Later . . . an absolute triumph: a novel that shows that literary horror still holds enormous potential to move and challenge its readership."  —Strange Horizons

"Refreshingly literate take on the post-apocalyptic struggle . . . Williams has proven he is up there with the heavyweights in horror literature."  —Horrorscope

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753518106
Publisher:
Virgin Books
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.96(d)

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Meet the Author

Conrad Williams is also the author of London RevenantUse Once Then Destroy, and The Unblemished, for which he won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel. He is also the winner of the Littlewood Arc Prize and the British Fantasy Award.

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One 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a decent book but pretty slow in some spots. Also the book ends with too many questions unanswered.
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