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.
- Science Fiction
- Mature Young Adult