Andrew Krivak’s “The Bear” is a post-apocalyptic road novel, that reads more like a fable or mythology than some of the dark, neo noir thrillers of the same genre. The book starts with a man and his daughter surviving as the last of their kind on earth.
The man teaches his daughter all that he knows about survivalist living as a hunter-gatherer. I thought the themes and detailed knowledge Krivak included were spot-on and added the interesting tale.
I enjoyed the subject and the way it was presented. I think themes of nature versus mankind and even nature with mankind were all explored making for an intriguing exploration of mankind’s position and role in the ecosystem of earth. It was a new take on an old subject that was worth reading about.
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