Empty World puts forth its own subtle spin on the post apocalyptic genre. It focuses on the loneliness of the main character, Neil, as the people around him die off en masse. This genre seems to be dominated with either zombies, graphic disease deaths or groups of grizzled men wielding machine guns, so it was interesting …
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Ed McBain writes with intensity and ambition. He goes so big that at times it could easily come off as pretentious or even “purple,” but the material is so blue collar that it balances things out and somehow works. The Pusher is the third book in the seemingly never-ending 87th precinct series. Both in plot and …
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