The Lightest Object in the Universe

The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eisele had the feel of The Road, which was a very disconcerting read (followed by the eerie experience of watching the movie one night and having an earthquake wake us up – yikes). So, in some ways, I felt like I had read this story before. In The Lightest Object, rather than a father and son pair, the two main characters are on different sides of the US and working toward finding one another again. Overall, despite the spooky feeling as I read, I liked this book and having a love story embedded in the post-apocalyptic tale. In addition, as the book progressed, while you were still on the edge of your seat, there were fewer terrible things and, indeed, hope. I really enjoyed this book, particularly the last third.

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