February 3, 2013

Review: Yesterday's Gone Episode 1 by Sean Platt & David Wright

Yesterday's Gone Episode 1 by Sean Platt & David Wright
Series: Yesterday's Gone #1
Publisher: Collective Inkwell
Source: Author
ISBN: 9780984338191
Release Date: July 31, 2011

On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. everyone on Earth vanished.
Well, almost everyone.
A scattered few woke alone in a world where there are no rules other than survival... at any cost.

A journalist wanders the horrible reality of an empty New York in search of his wife and son.
A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species.
A mother shields her young daughter from danger, though every breath fills her with terror.
A bullied teen is thrilled to find everyone gone. Until the knock at the door.
A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to what he’s best at: the kill?
An eight year old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family. What he finds will change him forever.

These survivors aren’t alone...
Someone or something is watching them.
And waiting...

Strangers unite.
Sides are chosen.
Will humanity survive what it never saw coming?
The only certainty is that Yesterday’s Gone.

You’ve never read anything like Yesterday’s Gone – the epic, groundbreaking, thrilling new series. Look for a new 100 page episode each month.

Yesterday's Gone focuses on a select few survivors. A reporter who wakes up without his wife and son, a creepy serial killer, a mother with a young daughter, a bullied teen and his drunken step-father, a fugitive who survives a plane crash, and a young boy who is alone and looking for his family.

Before the book begins the author explains how when he was young he enjoyed watching a television serial, which consisted of 20 minutes. Each episode would bring a new exciting story. Thus what began as their first attempt at serialized fiction.

I thought there was a wide variety of characters, and enjoyed going from character to character. I hope in the next few episodes these characters will cross paths as oppose to having several separate plots. There is always the risk of too many characters. Sometimes in order for each of them to have an individual voice they end up becoming caricatures of themselves, which this book may have veered to at times, but overall it wasn't too corny or contrived.

I am interested in reading more episodes mostly because I want to know what is going on and who is watching them!

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