After Me Comes the Flood

by Sarah Perry | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingNu-Kneeswing of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 12/17/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 17, 2019
I bought this from a local charity shop this afternoon, delighted to find it because I'd recently added it to my Wish List, having read and been really impressed with SP's two subsequent novels, The Essex Serpent and Melmoth, yet hadn't caught up with this debut novel from 2014.

From Google Overview: "One hot summer’s day, John Cole decides to shut his bookshop early, and possibly forever, and drives out of London to see his brother. When his car breaks down on an isolated road, he goes looking for help and finds a dilapidated house. As he approaches, a laughing woman he’s never seen before walks out, addresses him by name and explains she’s been waiting for him. Entering the home, John discovers an enigmatic clan of residents all of whom seem to know who he is, and also claim they have been awaiting him arrival. They seem to be waiting for something else, too—something final..."

Journal Entry 2 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 09, 2020
Well, it's very different from The Essex Serpent and Melmoth, that's for sure, so very different that if I'd read this one first, I doubt I'd have tried the others - and then I'd have missed a treat . . . On the other hand, I wouldn't have minded giving this one a miss . . . . To be perfectly honest, I don't think I really understood it . . . . Let's just say that it's rather strange, with some very strange characters in a strange situation, and leave it at that . . . .

Released 1 mo ago (1/18/2020 UTC) at City of Leeds Museum Café and LFL in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom


This is one of the books I'm taking to the lunchtime gathering of local BookCrossers in Leeds today. If nobody takes it home, it'll be left on the bookshelves in the cafe to find a new reader . . .

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Journal Entry 4 by AmberMoon at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, January 19, 2020
Picked up at Leeds Bookcrossing meet-up. Looks good!

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