Brage is a fairly normal teenager, albeit with a longing for the beautiful and unattainable Frida and a group of good friends around him.
But one day, disturbing news comes from Japan: a large group of people are running wild, and apparently blinded by their rage, they wreak havoc on everything and everyone in their way. It is believed to be a form of mass psychosis. At first, the news doesn’t hit the main headlines. A few weeks later the phenomenon has spread across much of Japan. And when the same happens in China, with millions killed as a result, people begin to take notice. The Internet crashes, TV broadcasts stop, people flee, society collapses – and then they report that the infection has reached Halden…
Brage is soon faced with some impossible choices when his family and group of friends are torn apart and people he knows and relies on are infected and creating chaos. There’s only one option for survival – seeking refuge in the forest. He’s not the only one who sees this way out, and soon there is an entire communityliving there while those infected lay waste to the towns. But are they safe from infection? Is the greatest threat within their own ranks?
A scary Norwegian dystopia where the wilderness and survival are central.
‘This is horrifying, thought-provoking and action-packed. ... It is the commonplaceness of this book that makes it so frighteningly powerful. That this could happen to us here in little, out-of-the-way Norway. The parallels with the Ebola crisis are obvious. ... The book is exciting and has action and drive – as well as love. I can’t see why it would not be a hit with young readers of dystopian fiction.’
‘A serious doomsday novel that pushes the limits of what a young adult book can contain. ... The first part is a credible depiction of the development of a global crisis as seen through Brage’s eyes. ... It successfully demonstrates how our modern media reality gives everything a sense of the unreal. ... It [the picture painted by Brage] is a complex, psychological portrait of a rare and complicated character in Norwegian young adult literature. ... It is dark, and it is intense.’
‘Sigbjørn Mostue can write horror that sends chills up your spine. He does the same in this novel, I morgen er alt mørkt.’
‘Read this book. Be afraid!’
‘The book is really exciting, and as soon as you have read a few pages it becomes difficult to lay it down. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is a splendid read for 13 – 17 year olds.’
Nils Korsvold (Selbu Secondary School)ADRESSEAVISEN
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