‘The Last Day’ is an anthology series, relying on a nightmarish version of our own world with characters who are immoral greed-filled people to tell stories about a reflection of something we can see in all ourselves. I felt that the stories told were gripping and thought-provoking, yet I felt that the endings fell short. I believed should have packed the final punch and delivered the important final line for me to think on.
However, it never came, all the stories merely ended: no twist, no clever last words to explain it all to me and to understand the nightmare that I had just read.
They merely ended.
And by the final story I found that I liked this approached. I like to think that the stories only gave me the tools and philosophy it is trying to show, and it is up to me to decide what it all means. It’s poetry disguised as prose.
The Last Day is a thoroughly enjoyable book, looking into the true nature of human beings and our selfish, horrifying and surprisingly polite hearts and minds. A great book to read and to think on.