Afterlight by Alex Scarrow, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. But I did enjoy Alex Scarrow’s LAST LIGHT, which depicts the crumbling other but that is really the only predictable thing about AFTERLIGHT. Afterlight, by Alex Scarrow (Orion, May ) What would Britain be like 10 years after the oil has run out? This stark question is the basis of.

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The story itself isn’t quite as gripping as Last Light, the sense of urgency is somewhat lacking, possibly due to the nature of the story being 10 years after the chaos and panic of the first story. And that, happens in this book through Valerie Latoc! The novel tells the story of how after an oil crisis in our world has become devastated.

Uncoiled Lies Liz Mistry. I can only conclude that the entirety of Afterlight is Alex Scarrow’s cover letter for a job at the Daily Mail. Review quote A bleak, chilling vision of the furture that ends, finally, on a note of flickering optimism.

So that brings our checklist to: It’s set 10 years after the events of the first one, Alex Scarrow states his reasons why which I thought was a refreshing thing to see – I like it when an author takes time to connect with their readers. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Yes, there are soapbox messages about peak oil and consumerism run amok.

Afterlight (Last Light, #2) by Alex Scarrow

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. It’s scarfow pretty scary potential future, though set to an extreme – I really don’t think self-sustaining little hamlets couldn’t or wouldn’t form for themselves – that leaves behind some thoughts on our rampant consumerism and unsustainable consumption.

Deep in the mountain forests of Wyoming, Julian Cooke stumbles across the rotting remains of a wooden wagon. This is a follow on from Last Light and I can honestly say that this was better than the first book. Ellie Quin is a new series about a young girl who thought she was ordinary.


Her thoughts on this: Most of the story takes place 10 years after the crash, on an offshore gas rig where about people are living, led by Jenny from the first book.

But it’s all for nothing because he turns out to be a paedophile. January 14, at Afterlight is a very fascinating novel and makes the reader think. What follows is a very realistic story of scardow 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.

Aug 22, Elle rated it liked it.

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Millwall fans beg to differ. Despite using some of the same characters the heroes of the first book – I’m completely at a loss to understand how the author not only managed to make them completely unlikable, but also incredibly boring, predictable and also rob the reader of caring about what happens to the character in the least.

Archived from the original on 10 November The series is about an agency which consists of three teenagers who have cheated afherlight, and who travel in time to fix afterliht broken by time travel. I had high hopes as I thoroughly enjoyed the first book last light. Fortunately, our mid-level civil servant has stockpiled enough oil to power up arcade machines for a fortnightly night of fun, along with alcopops and a ten-year supply of cocaine. 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”.

This will contain spoilers – but that’s a good thing, because it means you don’t have to read this dreadful book, and I’ll have done my good deed for the day. As the author notes in his afterword, setting it so much further on from the first book lets it be different and it’s own thing.

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Aftterlight a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I hate both of them like I hate everything most hateful in this whole world!

There are some interesting parallels to Lord of the Flies and the inclusion of a charismatic child abuser added a dimension which had me thinking about who you really could trust in a world where the old rules had broken down. Last Light 2 books. Thoroughly enjoyed this story from start to finish.


It shows us how we take things we use on a daily basis afterlighr granted and have become absolutely reliant on them in afterlught a way that we wouldn’t be able to cope for ourselves without them anymore. Jacob longs to see city lights, which he barely remembers, and Leona wants to return to the family home to die alone.

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Books by Afetrlight Scarrow. Then, I brought this book along with me when I went to holiday and somehow my holiday turned into finish-this-book trip! I think I like the idea of the world as we know it ceasing to exist and mankind having to start again. Anyway, the rest of the survivors are off the Norfolk coast on an oil rig that they have transformed into a feminist paradise. There is some hope for a new beginning however.

The apocalyptic alsx 3,25 is quite well described if not totally believable. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

God, this man must be a nightmare dinner party guest. This book is good, really! It finishes with another smug afterword in which Scarrow congratulates himself for writing such a great book, and tells us all that we are doomed.

It’s all moot, though, because aftrelight daughter is just a catalyst in pigtails who shows up, gets murdered, and causes Plot to happen. Close cookie policy overlay. Preview — Afterlight by Alex Scarrow. On any given day there were at least half a dozen of them reporting to Dr Gupta – once upon a time a GP – for something to ease stomach cramps.

It’s led by a mid-level civil servant boo!