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tim-quoteApocalypse is a meaty novel with some scary stuff, though it has tender moments too. I found it a hard book to write. The story frightened me with its vision of crashing worlds and harsh, unyielding ideologies. Yet the more I worked over the material, the more I came to realise that what I was trying to write was a book about love and redemption and human possibility. Yes, there is pain and suffering in Apocalypse, but there is also hope and friendship and courage. On one level it’s about a boy’s struggle to survive in horrific circumstances, but on a deeper level it’s about all of us, about our world, and what we must do in the face of our greatest evil.’

Tim Bowler