I Am Behind You
In John Ajvide Lindqvist’s latest, four families are on vacation at a campsite, each with their own trailers. You’ve got your well-off semi-celeb couple with their daughter, two elderly men whose wives left them years ago and just enjoy spending time together, the elderly couple who can’t really stand each other but continue living together, and a mom and dad enjoying time with their son. Seems like a normal setting for a normal story, right?
Their current day begins with a startling new reality. Everything and everyone outside the campsite has disappeared. All that remains are the four trailer and the four families. There is a strange grass that stretches for miles in every direction to a distant horizon that looks unending. It is light, the sky is blue, and yet there is no sun. There are also no trees or flowers, no birds–no animals of any kind, in fact. Their world has been transformed into a wasteland of sorts.
For those not familiar with Lindqvist’s special variety of horror, this is definitely not the book to start with, but if you’ve come to enjoy his own special brand of bizarre and inexplicable, you’ll love this wild ride.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Author||John Ajvide Lindqvist|
|Page Count||416 pages|
|Publisher||St. Martin's Press|
|Amazon||Buy this Book|
|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|