Everything seems normal until, one Sunday, civilization turns to ruins. Adults have become murderously insane, infected with an uncontrollable urge to kill the young, even their own children. This is the way the world ends.
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Simon Clark is a well-established horror writer whose short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he has also written prose material for the rock band U2.From Publishers Weekly:
ublished in January as a mass market paperback, this crude generation-gap shocker from British author Clark (Darkness Demands) will thrill the adolescent audience for which it's unashamedly intended. A wild premise on a "Saturday night in April, every adult human being on this planet" goes mad and begins murdering everyone under 19 ensures almost constant action. Those kids lucky enough to escape their insane, zombie-like elders, labeled "creosotes" or "kaybees" for "crazy bastards," gather in communes in an obvious nod to Golding's The Lord of the Flies. After finding his brother dismembered by their parents, narrator Nick Aten (rhymes with Satan) observes, "adults seem to be actually afraid of their children...whom they feel compelled to destroy before we destroy them." Nick's theory is later confirmed at story-stopping length by another character, who explains the killings in Jungian evolutionary terms. Clark keeps the sex and violence relatively restrained. At one point, as part of "a sadistic new sport called Carrying the Can," Nick crosses an icy river by walking over the heads of a living bridge of standing creosotes. Finally and predictably, Nick faces a deadly confrontation with his relentlessly pursuing father and mother. Rebellious teenagers will enjoy the vicarious revenge on their parents, but the more sophisticated would do better to read Jung. (Sept.)Forecast: Despite this novel's weaknesses, Clark is a rising star in the horror field, and his fans will ensure a sell-out for this deluxe hardcover edition.
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