Blurb; Barry James is detained in a quarantine facility in the blistering heat of the Great Karoo. Here he exists in two worlds: the discordant and unforgiving reality of his incarceration and the lyrical, snowy landscapes of his dreams. He has cut all ties with his previous life, his health is failing, and he has given up all hope. All he has to cling to are the meanderings of his restless mind, the daily round of pills and the journals he reluctantly keeps as testimony to a life once lived.
And then there’s an opportunity to escape. But to escape what? And where to? Can there be a life to go back to? Is there still a world out there in the barren wasteland beyond the fence?
My Review; So this is a first for me reading the dystopian genre. I absolutely loved it. An easy, short read which I could easily have devoured in one sitting. It is told through Barrys journals while he is in a quarantine camp.
At first I thought well surely much can’t be happing being stuck in there… I was wrong. I felt sorry for Barry and the gentlemen within the camp however, there was friendship, hope and a little love within those walls. They just wanted freedom, a life and adventure which they eventually got but at a price. The ending broke me…
A beautifully written story. Glad I got the chance to read it. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.