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The Last Diary

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Barry is on an extended walking tour in England, seeking a much needed solitude after the death of his partner, Janet, in a traffic accident. On his return to civilization, he is horrified to find that apparently everyone has died of some strange illness, leaving him as presumably the last man on earth. He struggles to keep first himself alive, then the only other people he finds, two women, one of whom has been struck dumb at the horrors she has faced. The lessons of survival are painfully learned. Moral and ethical questions arise, particularly after the birth of their first children, both girls. Harsh weather forces them further south, where fresh problems await, leaving Barry as alone as a man can be.

anna

A very thought provoking book. Will definately read more by this author.


Sudeshna

Before I put in my review comments, I would like to mention that I am not a fan of futuristic stories, and especially the ones which depict a destroyed earth and humanity. But I have to say that this story was told in such a simple and natural manner that I was hooked from the start. Each character was given a proper inroduction and time in the story. Nothing was ever felt rushed. Unnecessary gory details were left out. It was a 'first person' style human emotion which was used to stir the main story forward rather than a third person account. The near collapse of human existence was described in a much stick-to-the-basics kind of a way and more importance was given to the character development. The end was shocking but at the same time believable as it is humans alone who are capable of such barbarity. Once I began reading then it definitely could not be kept down. Thanks a lot for sharing it. P.S. - This was my second book by Raymond Hopkins. The first one was "David". Both are written so well that we can actually visualize the story in front of us. But after reading the second novel, I think Raymond has a similarity of some characters in both novels which I think is because he was inspired/affected by some similar people in his own life.


Elaine 47

Thought this book was great could not put it down makes you think of the future


M Snyder

This book was very thought provoking. Many people don't have the basic knowledge of survival. Wonderfully written. I couldn't put the book down.


Valere Buyle

I just found it different, believable and entertaining.


Colleen

It was a pleasant read and a surprising ending.


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