Friday, May 06, 2016
This Is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp
Despite the dramatic potential of the story, there isn't much of a tale to tell. People ruminate and tremble with fear, while others die. And with a large cast of characters, it was hard to get overly attached so the casualties are mostly just a body count.I never felt invested in anyone, although I remained curious about who would live and who would die.
I am stuck on the question of what it is all for? It's a lively adventure, but what is the appeal? There's certainly not much of an exploration of what drives a person to commit such an act. And none of the characters seem to have grown from the experience.