Ashes of the Earth

Ashes of the Earth

A Mystery of Post-apocalyptic America

Book - 2011
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In a post-apocalyptic world, Hadrian Boone, a fallen founder of the colony of Carthage, joins forces with a policewoman to investigate the camps of outcasts in the hopes of discovering who murdered the colony's leading scientist.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Publishers Group West, 2011
ISBN: 9781582436449
Characteristics: 359 p. ; 24 cm


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Jun 15, 2013

I could not sort out all the various characters and factions in this novel. I also didn't get a great sense of this world as created by Pattison, unlike many other post-apocalyptic novels. But it is an easy read. Also I felt there was a fair bit of gratuitous violence that didn't move the plot along.

debwalker Apr 02, 2011

"This marvellously realized novel of a post-apocalyptic world will scare the bejesus out of those of us watching the nuclear meltdowns in Japan. Pattison spares none of his considerable descriptive skills taking the reader into a world where a nuclear holocaust has ended life as we know it."
Margaret Cannon, Globe & Mail, April 1, 2011


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