I remember when my kids were teenagers, saying they slept so hard they could sleep through a bomb going off and not even flinch. So what happens when you actually sleep through the apocalypse?
There actually end up being some very interesting philosophical questions brought up as the shock wears off and they begin to discover more of what happened. It actually plays with some of my favorite tropes (though I won't reveal what those are).
The writing is clear and entertaining, telling a very interesting story in a slightly different way. Doucette does a very good job of making each character (and their corresponding view point) different and unique, realized with hopes, fears and dreams. I also like that it avoids the tired trope of setting up a big bad wolf (or wolf-descendants in this case) as the big monsters but revealing that people are instead the monsters. Or maybe when you only have seven people left (much like Gilligan's Island) there just isn't a place for the worst parts to come out.
As much as I'd like to read more about the characters and this brave new world they are in, it is actually nice in this age eternal on going serialized storytelling to have the entire story in one go. A very enjoyable read, and while I can't say that I want to read the next one (as there is no next one), I do look forward to his next book.
Because it is all fun and games . . .