Wolf and Iron Author:Gordon R. Dickson The U. S. has been devastated by worldwide financial collapse. Civilization as readers know it has disappeared. Marauding bands are terrorizing the countryside, killing and looting. Jeremy Bellamy Walthers' goal is to cross 2,000 miles of ravaged countryside to reach the security of his brother's Montana ranch. En route he befriends a wolf who b... more »ecomes a partner and companion via verbal and nonverbal communication. The story deals with Jeremy's interaction with the wolf and the other human survivors of the economic collapse.« less
It was an interesting read, the first three-fourths was fairly enjoyable to read before bed, but the last quarter was a little drawn-out, primarily consisting of his day to day routine of survival, and didn't offer many interesting plot-twists.
Post-apocalyptic novel about a guy trying to reach the sanctuary of his brother's ranch in Montana in a world where the reduced human population consists of small hostile enclaves fending off roving packs of raiders. Along the way, he picks up a wolf companion. Slow and dull. Interminable descriptions of the most mundane matters. Virtually nothing happens, and the most dramatic development -- the attack on the armored trade wagon -- occurs off-stage, so to speak, merely being recounted in abbreviated form later by a survivor.