Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Dust by Allison M. Dickinson


AMD thrusts you straight into the story, the background pieces are filled in as the narrator, Clyde, tells us what is going on. 

With his casual comments he explains how His world fell apart, then reveals how the World starts to disintegrate.

The harrowing and unceremonious way that Clyde departs information, made me blink and reread a few times to fully grasp what was going on.

The continuing monologue explains why "they" went to the Moon and what then occurred, leaving poor Clyde trapped in his bunker.

Such loneliness is hard to stomach and makes for traumatic reading, the depths of despair are deep.

But read you must, for this is a wondrous read from the great AMD.