I’m not usually one for a post-apocalyptic setting, and now might really not have been the time to read about the collapse of civilisation, but If Darkness Takes Us really blew me away with its clever and realistic portrayal of one woman trying to cope in a barely-functioning world.
Seeing this post-apocalyptic tale compared to Station Eleven (which I really didn’t like!), I had some trepidation going in. I shouldn’t have worried, though, as A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World is a wholly different beast, and I loved it!
Full disclosure on this one: I met Josie Jaffrey on Twitter before I’d heard of any of her books, and I’m honour-bound to love anyone who loves my cat as much as she does. That being said, this is going to be way more than a polite ‘thanks for being my friend’ review, because this book is genuinely an amazing, gripping, inventive, five-star read!