A really good, simple end-of-the-world story

Hannah Micona

5 Stars

September 16, 2017

When I started this book, I almost put it down because it's written in present tense and, for some unknowable reason, the dialog is set off by an em dash rather than being in quotation marks. Both things I hate. But I got past them (though the dialog was confusing at times due to no quotation marks and a frequent lack of attribution) and I'm glad I did, because this is a great, simple story about three modern people facing a record shatteringly cold winter, thanks to climate change. It's written in British English - I like to think I'm fairly well versed in British but there were a few words I didn't know - and is really imbued with Englishness. It's very quiet, and deceptively simple. It's a great read.