King tells the story (it’s a short one that only covers like 20 plus pages) about two men and a dog. When we catch up with them it’s after the warheads have fallen. Most of the population is dead; or rather all of mankind as far as we know is dead. The same goes for the animals. Why these two are still alive we don’t know but we do know they won’t be for long.
Once again King shows us how good he is at making us care about the characters he is creating. Here we don’t get to spend more than about 20 pages with them but still we care. We want to know more, we want to know more about why the warheads were sent, we want to know more about what happens next. We want more. But this is also one of King’s strengths. Now we only know what he tells us in these 20 plus pages and then we’re left to ourselves to decide what went down and what’s happening after we leave.
Summer Thunder has no monsters, no ghosts or anything supernatural. Summer Thunder has two old men and a dog and I love every word of it!