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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Yesterday's Gone: Episode 1 (The Post-Apocalyptic Serial Thriller) by Sean Platt and David Wright
Published July of 2011 by Collective Inkwell
If you are a fan of Stephen King's post-apocalyptic novels The Stand or Cell you may want to check out Yesterday's Gone.
Platt and Wright are teaming up to write a series of short e-book novels (Amazon estimates this book to be about 116 pages long) to tell the story of a world where almost everyone has disappeared without a trace. There seems to be no pattern - the good, the bad, the rich, the poor, men and women have disappeared. And, a similar mix has been left behind.
Platt and Wright use "Episode 1" to introduce this world and the people that are left behind. Being an introductory episode, the lack of character development is understandable. I found myself less worried about the characters and much more curious about the setting - this strange world where almost everyone is gone. There are hints but no real answers (thus the impetus to move on to "Episode 2").
6 "Episodes" make up a "season" and Platt and Wright have completed 3 seasons, or 18 episodes with the promise of more. Platt and Wright have a lot of writing experience together - they are working on multiple series together, promising a book a week. That is a stiff schedule (I assume they have already worked ahead) but this first one indicates that this series has potential.
As of this writing, the first "episode" is free as a Kindle book on Amazon.com. It can be found here: Yesterday's Gone: Episode 1.
I rate this e-book 4 stars out of 5.
Reviewed on June 26, 2013.