Blake Crouch isn’t kidding with his title. Imagine if the entire United States descended into a state of emergency, where seemingly ordinary people are murdering their neighbors, police are opening fire on the elderly at nursing homes and all you can hear at night is the sound of gunfire and screaming. Madness has overcome the public, and now they’re reading names off on the radio…names of people that need to be killed. While you’re listening, you hear them read your name and address. What can you do, but RUN!
If you’re a fan of relentlessly paced horror, this book will consume your day. I found many parallels between Crouch’s book and my own, which is probably why I liked it so much. Actually, I would have loved this book before I started writing. Think Stephen King and Cormac McCarthy, with a dash of David Morrell. It gets gruesome at times, just a warning, but overall, I found the book to have a nice balance. At it’s core, RUN is a family survival story (on several levels) propelled forward by a chilling “event.”
Like the big rides at Six Flags…you might want to sit this one out if you have a heart condition. Check out the Book Club Link to the right.