Rating:4 out of 5
William Scott awakens to what he assumes is just another regular day, but he soon discovers that something terrible has happened while he slept. As he investigates, he discovers people he knows, people he loves, dead. In fact, nearly everywhere he turns there’s another dead body. On top of that, a hungry wolf is chasing him. Somehow he seems to be the only person alive in the town he lives in, and he wonders if he might be the only person alive in the world.
DISLOCATED is a novella by Max Andrew Dubinsky, and as the description above indicates, it is a rapidly-paced journey of ever-increasing tragedy. William Scott is the narrator of his own story, and he is a truly distressed character with plenty of regrets. I would say that the story feels like hopes being dashed over and over again.
The story itself is interesting and definitely pulls you forward as you wonder, along with Scott, exactly what is going on in the world. The story has quite a few instances of strong language, which fit the character of the story I suppose, but tended to jolt me out of the story each time I encountered them.
DISLOCATED is the beginning of a bigger story, and it will be interesting to see where Dubinsky takes us on this journey. If you’re a fan of post-apocalyptic stories, DISLOCATED is a story to check out.
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