by Brian Evenson
Tor, $24.99, 253pp
Release Date: April 10, 2012
Evenson is also the author of Last Days.
A man wakes up with no memory. The world has changed and he can't remember from what. He is paralyzed from the waist down and given a mission that doesn't make sense.
Welcome to the life of Joseph Horkai. He goes back five years later, his mission done, only to be drugged, beaten and put in the tank till they need him again. The lies continue.
This is an intense apocalyptic novel without an answer. You don't want to put it down, but are left depressed. I prefer a more optimistic ending for the human race, but it is well-written. If you like this type of novel you will love this one. ~~ Pam Allan