The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Finished reading June 25, 2013
The end of normal human society seems to be one of the pet themes for writers these days.
This book is another one, where most of the human population has died, surprisingly it’s not because of one illness, but because of two. Also as a slight difference it starts nine years after most people died, so that the main characters have had a lot of time to get used to their situation.
The story follows Hig, who together with Bangley, a guy who one day arrives with a truck full of weapons, are keeping a perimeter around their grounds. Naturally as there are few people left and the two illnesses, a deadly flu and some kind of blood disease have not disappeared anyone new might be contagious and since all the resources are scarce, are potentially after their food and water and guns.
Hig spends a lot of his time flying with his Cessna that he calls the Beast together with his dog Jasper.
Sometimes they notice strangers from high up, but on occasion they creep up on Hig and Bangley.
But to find out more about you’ll just have to read it.
It was interesting, both the situation and the actions of the characters.