There’s something so gripping about post-apocalyptic scenarios, even as they terrify us. And within that terror comes the same thought, time and time again: what if we were completely alone? What if we were the very last person on earth?
Last Woman by Jacqueline Druga. Amazon for $2.99. After emerging from a coma, Faye Wills opens her eyes to complete darkness and the feeling of being trapped. Soon she discovers she is in no less than a nightmare world and awakens in the worst place imaginable. She is one of thousands of bodies in a makeshift mass grave that was once a football stadium.
Left for dead.
There are no signs of life and the only sound she hears is the buzzing of flies that follow the stench of death.
Once out of the stadium she steps into a desolate, barren world, void of all life and people. Faye learns that while in a comatose state, the world was besieged by some sort of epidemic. Without a soul around, there are a lot of missing pieces.
Where did everyone go? What really happened?
Though in a weakened state, she must pull it together and move forward. She focuses on a goal of finding not only answers but survivors. However, the further she moves in her journey, the more Faye realizes that she may never find anyone and must face the very scary and real possibility that she may not only be the last woman on earth, but the last person as well.
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4 thoughts on “L is the Last Woman”
I have always been a fan of movies like this and I am sure the books are even better. I currently have On the Beach by Neil Shute which is a nuclear war concept book that I need to read and I think this will be number two.
It’s funny, I’ve never gotten on the post-apocalyptic bandwagon. I find the concept too possible to have fun with it, I guess?
The really sounds like an interesting read. I will be putting it on my TBR list.
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