For centuries upon centuries, humans have wondered: Is there life in the universe? Is it friendly? Will it invade us if it should happen upon Earth? How would we react?
Books with the subject have become quite popular.
TJ Klune draws us in. There is Nate, who has lost his parents. The same parents who did not want to see nor hear from him ever again after finding him with his boyfriend. The same father who disapproved so much he told him never to come back has now shot his mother, then himself.
Nate also lost his job as a journalist in Washington D.C., and after being left exactly two things by his parents – a remote cabin by a lake and a truck – he decides to take a break. Go back to where he was happy in his youth and find himself.
Trough the pages, one can feel Nate`s loneliness, how undecided he is and just how much he knows nothing now. What to do with life or himself any longer.
But there is more. Up on the mountain, in the cabin, someone waits for him. Well, two someones. A grim man with a gun whose posture screams “Military” and a little girl. Something about the two of them is off, but Nate lets them stay in his cabin with him. He even likes them after a while.
He loses his stance again as the world shifts beneath his feet and secrets are revealed.
This book is about humanity, about space and the unknown. It also features emotions and the depths of human society. I recommend strongly everyone read it.