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STARRED REVIEW

Leave the World Behind

In this terrifying novel, Rumaan Alam’s brilliance is less in what he reveals and more in what he doesn’t.

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Review of ‘Leave the World Behind’

The phrase “worst-case scenario” calls to mind extreme situations, like being on a hijacked plane or a bridge during an earthquake. But perhaps more realistically, most worst-case scenarios are mundane. They’re quieter and less violent. They might even happen while we’re on vacation. Such is the premise of Rumaan Alam’s novel, Leave the World Behind.

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Interview with Rumaan Alam

Failing technology and an unknown disaster loom over the events in Rumaan Alam’s smart and terrifying novel.

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