the dog stars

The book is set in beautiful Colorado amidst a brutal post apocalyptic America. It was written in 2012 but the themes are familiar. A flu similar to Covid-19 has decimated the population to the verge of an extinction event. It’s like the rapture has occurred and now it’s about surviving amongst the survivors.

Places like Erie, Boulder, the Flatirons, Grand Junction and Denver all have guest appearances.

It’s a blend of Stephen King’s The Road, Jack Krakauer’s Into The Wild and David Thoreau’s Life in the Woods.

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller