I must admit I was skeptical at first, but in the end I was pleasantly surprised and found myself craving the sequel already! Cathartes Aura and the Apocalypse Zoo is "A post-apocalyptic story of a zoo on the day no one showed up. Narrated by a captive turkey vulture." I realize this description sounds strange but I was completely engaged in what was going on in and around the zoo from the point of view of a turkey vulture. He takes you through the story using great detail of what he hears, sees, smells and feels while the zoo falls into disarray. The next is "Cathartes Aura on the road from nowhere" and I will be very impatiently waiting for it.