Eats, Shoots & Reads

Reads #9: The Review…

Eats, Shoots & Reads

I’ve finally found the time to write up my review of Children of the Dust… Apologies for taking so long and I hope you enjoy.

Robert Gallop

Rob Says…

“I first read this book whilst at secondary school. It tells the story of three generations of a family following a nuclear attack in England.”

“Though harrowing at times – particularly the first third – the book has always stayed with me thanks to the vivid picture it takes of the world after this horrific incident and also because it has clearly depicted characters who you care for.”

“As mentioned it is a dark story in places but one I have always felt would make a great film, largely because it a such a hopeful message in the end. I don’t think this book won any literary prizes but don’t be put off – it is a fantastic read.”

Liam Goldstein

I Say…

I really enjoyed Children of the Dust and would recommend it to anyone. It’s a short book with 3 interconnecting stories told from the perspectives of 3 generations following a nuclear holocaust.

The book explores despair, survival, love, friendship, tragedy and hope and makes you think about your own humanity and things you’d do to survive.

Why not give this book a go!

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