Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Vacation by Matthew Costello
Jack’s wife Christie is mesmerized by the glossy brochure for Paterville Family Camp in the Adirondacks. It advertises rustic cabins, a lake for swimming and boating, hiking trails and delicious home cooked meals fresh from the resort’s private farm. But most importantly, Paterville guarantees state of the art security against Can Heads. This could be the Murphy family’s chance to have a real vacation, the kind that families used to experience before the world began to deteriorate.
Costello writes in a stark, realistic style that grabbed me from the first page. His portrayal of life in a violent and unpredictable future is incredibly chilling. If you enjoy reading about Jack’s Vacation and how it went terribly wrong, try Red Rain by R.L. Stine or Swimming at Night by Lucy Clarke.