I don’t think that I have ever been as spooked as I was when reading Hollow Kingdom and there was an exact description of my apartment. So weird!

This apocalypse book told mainly from the perspective of a crow was so bizarre and fun. Starting the moment the apocalypse beings, Hollow Kingdom follows the reactions to the animals as the human race quickly falls. Buxton nails on the head everything that is wrong with society while taking an in-depth look at what makes nature so magical. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this book since I read it, remembering vivid characters (including my favorite, Genghis Cat) and thinking about Buxton’s commentary on society. I quickly learned though that it was not a good book to read on my lunch breaks because boy oh boy was it graphic. Be warned that, as the book goes on, the number of just disgusting and bloody descriptions grows. I read this book slowly, wanting to live in each and every moment with ST the crow as he tried to figure out what was going on in the world.

4-stars

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