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No One Gets Out Alive
No One Gets Out Alive

This is a story about a would-be terrorist and his intended victims. We see what brought him to the place where he thought killing was a good idea and explore why it really isn’t, the true consequences of his actions and his alternatives.

No One Gets Out Alive does not fit neatly in any one particular genre but it is a realistic contemporary action thriller with a bit of sci-fi and humour chucked in for fun. It stands at a little over 39,000 words. It is aimed at adults, with a possible cross-over to younger adults - specifically, generation X and later. Male and female readers have enjoyed it

On one level, it is a story about our society and the mistakes we are making but it is also about the personal journey that each of us must take, in order to evolve as individuals and, from that, as a species.

Furthermore, it is commentary on what we are doing in Western Society and how we give rise to such people. It might seem very obvious but everyone is so enveloped in their own beliefs that they are unable to see the passion and beauty in those around them. We tend to dismiss those that differ from us, when we should be learning from them.

It is also very much about the polarisation of society, through politics, belief and thought. I explore the reasons why and the book gives a clear warning about the dangers of binary thought. The central characters give a starting point for fixing things but do not provide answers. The point of this story is to hold a mirror and allow us to see ourselves.

It is self-published, through Amazon but it is notoriously difficult to break into the market, so my work has been largely overlooked. Everyone that has read it has reacted very positively, so I think it is a good piece of work.

Thanks for reading this letter and hope you enjoy reading No One Gets Out Alive.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Humor
  • Science Fiction

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult

No One Gets Out Alive by Harry Tinders is a humorous look at present-day cultural and political problems. It isn't that he doesn't take the present-day cultural and political problems seriously; he takes the issues seriously, but he presents the issues in the style of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Surely what we're missing in all the debates of the day is a sense of humor, satire, and, most of all, the willingness to listen to opposing ideas. The setting of this short story will sound all familiar: a polarized world.

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