I would listen to The Dog Stars again just to hear the beautiful descriptions of the Colorado wilderness. The main character embodies a true naturalists view of the Rockies even in a post apocalyptic world. So many books of this genre fail to show any beauty in the world when we humans mess it up.
The first person narrative can feel very narrow in a story but this author balances both story and character in a way rarely heard. Kudos to the author, I hope to read/listen to more of his work in the future.
Early in the story when the character goes into the mountains to hunt for food and reminisces about the trout that he used to catch. It set the tone for a survivor who is not totally destitute but realizes that the world will never be the same. The wistfullness of his memories felt very real.
I would just put a high profile actor, ie. Decaprio, Tatum, you get the idea on the poster. I think this story would be a beautiful role for any male actor.
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