Kokopu Dreams

Kokopu Dreams When the fire started to die down Sean said goodbye to Uncle Wire to his family to the place that had been his home and started out across the paddock It was an eight kilometre walk into Ngahere

  • Title: Kokopu Dreams
  • Author: Chris Baker
  • ISBN: 9781877266317
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • When the fire started to die down, Sean said goodbye to Uncle Wire, to his family, to the place that had been his home, and started out across the paddock It was an eight kilometre walk into Ngahere, about two hours He could have driven, but the keys to both his car and Uncle Wire s truck had been in the burning houses, and hot wiring vehicles was not among his life ski When the fire started to die down, Sean said goodbye to Uncle Wire, to his family, to the place that had been his home, and started out across the paddock It was an eight kilometre walk into Ngahere, about two hours He could have driven, but the keys to both his car and Uncle Wire s truck had been in the burning houses, and hot wiring vehicles was not among his life skills Instinct kept him moving slowly, giving him time to get his head around the things he suspected he d find Sean s dread grew with every step When a mutant strand of the calicivirus wipes out his family, friends, and community, Sean is motivated by his instinct to survive Driven by dreams and expectation, Sean sets off with his horse and dog Where is he going What will he find And who are the crazy Maeroero messing with his head

    One thought on “Kokopu Dreams”

    1. A uniquely New Zealand dystopian that does a great job weaving mythology into a more modern setting but unfortunately fails to provide a really strong hook to draw the reader in.There's quite a dark tone throughout with flashes of humour mostly coming in the form of sparse snatches of dialogue. This is realistic given the setting and circumstances, and the weight of Sean's predicament and loss never seems to leave which adds to this realism and provides the level of intrigue and empathy necessar [...]

    2. Thrilling mix of Maori mythology and dystopian action told by strongly New Zealand characters and setting. Fits well with other more recent end-of-the-world/survival novels. Excellent choice for reluctant senior student readers.

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