I am not a fan of post-apocalyptic anything- books, movies, television shows, etc. California by Edan Lepucki caught my eye even though it seems to fall into that genre.
It is not a sci-fi. The downfall of the nation is economic and resource based. The circumstances make sense. There are no longer printed books...it's all e-devices and e-materials; once the internet goes down there is no longer any information distribution basically. Memory and human cooperation and ingenuity is the basis of survival.
I felt like this book was anti-climatic. Dark secrets and "he said, she said" drove the story. Basic human nature of mistrusting each other and good ole fashion gossip. The details surrounding the mistrust is founded for most part. But, the climax was slightly dissapointing.
The contrast in living arrangements for the two main characters are rudimentary hunter/gathering versus Stepford wives.
I don't want to ruin the book for anyone else. If you happen to run across this post and you have read the book, I would like to hear your thoughts.