Friday, February 3, 2012

"The old man looked at it. Had he ever stayed in a hotel with a card as a key? He had a vague memory of once having done so. A laughing girl at his shoulder as he ran the card through a slot and red became green and there was some meaning to him at that moment. Young. It must have meant something to a young man. The meaning of it now was lost amongst the blown sand and dying heat of a world where cards did not open locks. That was the work of crowbars."

- The Old Man and the Wasteland, Nick Cole


  1. I had to read this twice to catch the meaning, but then it definitely caught my interest. I love post-apocalyptic/dystopian novels.


  2. Well, this one has been a great book so far. But just be warned, there is some pretty brutal stuff in it once you get past about the halfway point.