The Dog Stars

dogstarsThe Dog Stars
by Peter Heller
2014 / 336 pages
read by Mark Deakins 10h 41m
Rating:  8/ sci-fi  (literary)

… life as we on earth know it ended nine years ago and the first sentence reads “In the beginning there was Fear.”     A virus wiped out most of humanity and what is left is probably contagious.   So Hig, our first person hero, lives with his dog in an abandoned airport hangar in Colorado – or what was Colorado. Hig lost his wife and child in the epidemic but with him now is his old dog,  his “heart,”  named Jaspar, and together they fish and hunt and scavenge for food.  They sometimes take a flight around to patrol the area in an old Cessna.

Hig  and Jason have a neighbor named Bangley  who is a curmudgeonly survivalist and would rather kill you than even anywhere risk getting ill – shoot first ask questions  later would seem a good motto for him.  But their relationship is complex. >>>>MORE>>>> 

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