I've never read Clines before, but if the rest of his work is on par with 14, I think I will have read all of his work by the end of the month. I devoured 14. I missed a project deadline at work because of 14. I really want there to be a 15, 16, and 17, even though I am perfectly aware that would make no sense.
Bottom line? This was a fun book with a fantastic narrator. Nothing deep really, but it didn't need to be. It was perfect fantasy/horror genre pulp. The entire thing is destined to be a movie that will inevitably fall far short of the story Clines has written. For Clines' financial sake, I really hope that happens anyway. Keep up the good work Peter.
Summary: This is well worth your credit if only for some truly moving moments and a great cast narration.
Details: I won't go into plot synopsis here but I will say that this story is yet another example of our societies somewhat disturbing fascination with post-apocolyptica. It has some stand out ideas which make it innovative and enough humanity is present to make it better than most examples of the genre. You actually end up caring about the characters and the author does a great job of using that to cause you some significant emotional impact at various points in the story.
Also note that this is the first book in a series.
The standout feature of this title is the narration which, as many have noted, was superb.
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