One exceptional boy journeys into the ashes of society to find the cure for a devastating plague in this riveting post-apocalyptic standalone set in the same world as the USA Today-bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts.
Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.
The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.
To where the monsters lived.
"Strange and surprising and humane" (Lauren Beukes), The Boy on the Bridge is a gripping, powerful story that will make you question what it means to be human.
For more from M. R. Carey, check out:The Girl With All the GiftsFellsideSomeone Like Me
By the same author, writing as Mike Carey:
The Devil You Know
Dead Men's Boots
Thicker Than Water
The Naming of the Beasts
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Like his previous novel, The Girl with All the Gifts, M. R. Carey’s The Boy on the Bridge is set in a blasted future and revolves around a remarkable young person whose existence stands in contrast to humankind’s violent decline—and the grown-up determined to stand in harm’s way. If you like zombie movies as much as we do, you’ll enjoy this time bomb of a story, which shows off Carey’s geeky interest in science and sharp, witty insights into human behavior and drama.
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A sidequel to rival the first.
The Boy On the Bridge - Perfect
What a great follow up (pre and post) to "The Girl with All the Gifts"! I always thought that "World War Z" was the ultimate intellectual deconstruction of the epidemic story, but these two books, especially this one, proved me wrong,
It's a masterpiece. Plain and simple, a masterpiece.