Fantastical Yet All Too Real. Reading this book 6 yrs after publication in preparation for the coming sequel, this has come to hit a little to close to reality for comfort. With the ongoing Coronavirus scare and the Turkish power outages, it is very easy to see these days just how easy a scenario like what happens in this book could be made reality. A bit too real at times with its in depth character studies of just what lengths people would go through to survive an apocalyptic scenario, this was an extremely well thought out, visceral tale of survival. Very much recommended.