Worst Fears Come Alive
January 2, 2011 11:57 PM   Subscribe

BookFilter: I think the book takes place on Earth, and I think the book was written recently. A disaster of sorts happens and the only area of survival is a narrow strip of land, perhaps wrapping around the world, and perhaps powered/maintained by pipes. If people venture away from this strip, their worst fears/nightmares materialize and attack. I came across it somewhere on MetaFilter. Thanks in advance!
posted by Korou to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Nick Harkaway's "The Gone-Away World"!
posted by Erasmouse at 12:23 AM on January 3, 2011 [8 favorites]

Response by poster: Yes, that's the one!
posted by Korou at 1:00 AM on January 3, 2011

Interesting trufax: the author is the son of John Le Carre.
posted by rhymer at 1:06 AM on January 3, 2011

It's an awesome book. Read it immediately!
posted by smoke at 2:29 AM on January 3, 2011

Double trufax: I've been friends with Nick for years! Great book, great guy!
posted by Kitteh at 8:46 AM on January 3, 2011

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