A Post-Apocalyptic Book That Raises the Bar on Bleakness

In some ways, The Dog Stars by Peter Heller is a cozy sort of post-apocalyptic novel. As the novel begins, the main character has a pretty comfortable life, with plenty of supplies and a safe place to sleep. He has a pet dog and a buddy who helps keep him safe from the roving bands of desperate people willing to kill… » 8/23/12 4:17pm 8/23/12 4:17pm