Thursday, April 28, 2016
Thirst is a very small book which made for a quick, but very tense read. The author did a great job of quickly ratcheting up the tension as the protagonists very lives were on the brink of extinction, making you feel their building sense of desperation. While it was gripping and impactful (believe me, by the last page I was planning a Costco run to stockpile on water, no joke), the speed at which all social norms and sense of morality deteriorated in the story - literally from one day to the next - seemed a bit of a stretch. Granted panic does spread like wildfire, but in the span of hours would you so quickly be able to go from law-abiding citizen to guilt-ridden thieves and murderers?
Despite my small gripe, Thirst was a worthwhile read, if for no other reason than to be frighteningly reminded of the importance of this natural resource.