Sam is my kind of reluctant hero. He is overweight, self-absorbed, and teetering on the edge of suicide after loneliness and fear have worn him down.
Sam feels Life’s whip more keenly than most people. A cynical slob with no delusions of grandeur, he wonders ‘why me’ at every step.
As a bewildered non-combatant he is spared, by hiding, when a plague of genetically engineered parasites take over every human they encounter. When his food runs out he must brave the resultant hosts who roam the Earth, eating or capturing anyone not already possessed.
Sam stumbles from one unthinkable situation to the next. For a time he manages to escape the Parasite’s clutches by dumb luck and good planning.
Then he makes a dreadful mistake.
At his lowest ebb a beautiful girl saves him from certain death, and his luck appears to be about to change for the better.
But, things just keep getting worse . . .
Note: Sam at the End of the World contains some graphic violence and harsh language.