Friday, April 8, 2016

Review: The Bunker Diary

The Bunker Diary The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've read a couple of Kevin Brooks books in my time. I liked iBoy but wasn't quite so enamored with Black Rabbit Summer. The Bunker Diary, however, is the best Brooks creation I've read so far - not to mention the darkest and most devastating. It's no wonder Adam Silvera recommended this book - like his More Happy Than Not, it's a gripping sci-fi-inflected read that, unless you have no soul, will tear your heart out.

Seriously. Once you finish this book, you'll ask yourself the same question Fox's Lucifer asked God in his epic Rage Against The Heavens in Episode 9:

As someone who specializes in writing bittersweet endings, emphasis on "bitter" (it happens when the Amazing Spider-Man movies are your favorites), I was a bit prepared for the trauma of this book...but still, it hurts. It hurts like a mother.

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  1. I remember reading this and just staring at the final page when I got to the end! Even though I had been expecting it, I couldn't quite believe that it had happened.

    1. Neither could I. Adam Silvera, when I told him my thoughts about how "unputdownable" the book was, said "until you threw it across the car, haha." In response, I said, "I was too floored to throw it."