The Facility by Simon Lelic

The Facility

Simon Lelic

I was chilled from the first page and couldn't stop reading as the nightmare became almost unbearable. I really didn't want to finish this book as I was dreading the ending - but not knowing was even worse.

Extract

'Wait.' says Arthur once more. He can talk still but his voice sounds distant. He tries to crawl but his hands are numb. He can hear though. He can hear quite clearly. He hears Poppy Seed cracking his neck again and then Sesame's impassive voice.
'Try not to make a mess,' Sesame tell his friend. And then the door opens, then shuts again, and he is gone.

Parallels
  • Blindness by Jose Saramoga
  • The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
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