[REVIEW] Saint Valentine’s Day – Michele Lang

Michele Lang
Saint Valentine’s Day (short story) [eBook only]
(UK: 3rd December 2011; US: 4th December 2011)
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It’s Saint Valentine’s Day in futuristic New York, and all commuter Amy wants is to get to Long Island, where her three-year-old daughter waits at home. A friend warns her of a massacre going on at Penn Station, but then Amy’s train stops, and technology shuts down. Next, the carriage is invaded…

As the handful of surviving passengers make their way on foot out of the subway, they try to figure out what’s happened and why.

There are no concrete answers, which may frustrate readers demanding closure, but it’s a beautiful tale set in a dark world. Amy is easily relatable, trying to make the best out of a bad situation. Ronnie is world-weary, a feeling we all get. I liked Michele Lang’s time-travel story, The Walled Garden, but I love Saint Valentine’s Day more. She may be a novelist, but the author’s short stories are brilliant.

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