Content warning covid-19
it is a book about (generational) grief, loneliness and depression. i think. and there seems to be some sort of allegory about the first year of the covid-19 pandemic.
but, ultimately, i don't know what the story is actually about. i mean, i probably do, but is it compelling? not to me. i hope that someone else could say otherwise though.
the reasons why i managed to finish it is that the writing in itself is good and it's a novella after all so wasn't going to waste too much time.
on a positive note, i liked the quieter (and more realistic?) approach to an "end of the world" scenario humans take in this story. it felt more true and relatable with what was going on (unlike most of the dystopic looters/scavengers/gangs that overcrowd most of these kind of stories).