It’s the end of the world as we know it.
Don’t you get the feeling that things are changing a little faster than before? I read the following three books and they reinforce this feeling I have that we are headed down this path and there is no going back.
But Not For Long by Michelle Wildgen This is the subtlest of the three books. A power outage. Self-sustainability. Resources. Unclear about the origin of the strange events, there’s a pause in life as neighbors meet for the first time, asking the same questions—What’s going on? How do we go on?
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro The most striking thing about this book is that we, the reader, know only as much about their world as the children do. We learn about their futures as they do. Is this the kind of world our children will live in? It’s so possible. Read the science section of the New York Times. This is possible. This is scary.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy The most apocolyptic of the three books, The Road is shocking in the world it creates as a man and his son fight to survive after an unknown event destroys everything around them.
Read them all. They are haunting, but in a way they are each the future of our world.