was one of my favorite novels in high school. A really gritty and nicely portrayed look at post-apocalypse. Looking back on it I still enjoyed it a lot. But McCarthy's writing style in that really took some time to get used to. I haven't heard of the The Devil in the White City
Speaking of post-apocalypse, I finished Gathering Blue
by Lowis Lowry the other day. It's a companion piece to the Giver
and it shows Lowry's evolution as a writer for sure. A bit denser as a story compared to the Giver
. By that I mean the plot is bigger focus (as opposed to the exploration of Jonas' community). It ranks up there with the Giver
when it comes to adolescent dystopian futures and it certainly makes me interested in the more direct sequels (in a way I felt this novel to be a bridge to whatever Lowry wrote next).