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Reviewed on 08/09/2013
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Postapoc by Liz Worth is about Ang, who enters into a suicide pact and is the sole survivor of that pact. Instead of being liberated, she finds herself in a situation where there is more pain than anything else. She realizes that everyone is like her, living in a world full of struggle and unrest. The title is suggestive of the themes of the book.

The story deals with the troubled minds of humans currently living in this negative world. The images portrayed are somber and stark. The world has become an unhappy place to live. Everywhere there is suffering, poverty, unhappiness, hatred, and a whole range of negative emotions. The surrealist images and punk rock creep into the story because of Ang's obsession with the underground music scene.

The title of the chapters are also creepy and weird. They speak of death or they are somehow related to death. The perception of the main character borders on instability and conflicting thoughts. The author manages to make the reader also feel moved by the happenings in the book.

Readers will find themselves disturbed after finishing this book. The stark images, some of them bloody and dark, the emotions that race through Ang after finding out that she is the sole survivor of the suicide pact are chilling. The weaving of certain images through poetry is another highlight of the story.