Genre: Literary Fiction/Science Fiction
The world ends for someone every day. One day it will end for everyone...
Reviews from Amazon.com
5-stars A Real life Twilight Zone
It's hard to talk about the details of this eerie story without giving anything away, but it had me wondering and just a tad afraid from the beginning. The premise is very simple. One day everyone is gone except one person and you are presented with various reasons why as he moves through the story. But you never really understand why until the end. And even then, I can think of at least three explanations and each makes sense within the context of the story.
I'd love to say more, but I don't want to spoil it for you. Read it! This story is absolutely top notch!
5-stars Mind Bending Apocalyptic Tale
If the Mobius Strip was to be represented in literary form, it would be this cryptic story by Enright that accomplishes such. It speaks of an end--our end, the world's end--but what is transfixing here is the beginning. Or, rather, the amorphous signpost that one expects to mark the onset of a tale. Enright has, in a brightly quirky fashion, captured that essence of life when it reaches the point where how it all began seems no closer than a forgotten horizon.
And through this twisting tale, a cast of familiar archetypes roam. The thinker. The muscle. The creative. The fallen. The forgotten. Each a piece of a puzzle that, when complete, seems instantly rearranged to imply something altogether different than what was just read.
Fascinating hardly begins to convey the texture of this story.