Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and the particular joy of the British apocalypse


"When a day you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere."

Of all the ways to announce an apocalypse, this is my very favourite - the end of civilisation loudly un-trumpeted by the disruption of schedules and the not-working of things. It comes from John Wyndham's The Day Of The Triffids, a book which sprang to mind recently when I saw some more of The Chinese Room's deserted, post-event mystery, Everybody's Gone To The Rapture.

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