Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A book review: Pines book 1 by Blake Crouch

I just finish Book 1 of the trilogy Pine by Blake Crouch. It is not usual type of book, but I was intrigued with the set up.

Summary from amazon

"Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact—he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive."

My review: The second part of the book  was the most interesting  as it deals with the realization of the situation( Watch out spoiler alert). Do people have a right to play God? Can humanity really end? What do you do after? Does our norm apply to the new world?  Do you decide to be part of that world if you have your loved ones with you? Do you start believing in God or not?
Also, the book is a thriller, horror genre with some holes in the plot. I find it enjoyable enough that I am looking forward to read book 2 and 3.
I would give it 3 out of 5 stars.