Life or Something Like it in a Nuclear Bunker
June 30, 2010
Eli & Eddy Yanakakis were having their ninth birthday party when their father urges the family to seek refuge in their nuclear fallout shelter. This is it; apocalypse starts now. The next few hours are a blur, but when Eli realizes that his twin, Eddy and grandmother are not with the family in the shelter, he assumes the worst. Eli and his family need to remain underground for 15 years in order to avoid radiation poisoning, and a few years in, rations are dwindling.
Times are tough and mysteries keep piling up. Brand new CDs? A sketchy internet connection? Eli’s dad is insistent on avoiding those important questions, not to mention the Supplements. Eli has always been fascinated with numbers and codes, but will it be enough to escape the underground prison? Would it be worth it to escape his father just to end up in a bleak post-nuclear world?
S. A. Bodeen makes his writing debut with a bang in The Compound. Up for both the Truman and Gateway awards, The Compound takes readers inside the mind of Eli Yanakakis and the rift that exists between him and his family. There are a couple of jaw-dropping moments that will keep you from putting the book down. Check it out and experience life in a nuclear bunker with a crazy man.
Dan B.Tags: reading, Books, book review