Review: The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

The Compound by SA BodeenPublisher: Feiwel and Friends (April 29, 2008)
Hardcover: 248 pages
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they’ve become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, but not happy.

For Eli, no amount of luxury can stifle the dull routine of living in the same place, with only his two sisters, his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day.

As problems with their carefully planned existence threaten to destroy their sanctuary—and their sanity—Eli can’t help but wonder if he’d rather take his chances outside.

Eli’s father built the Compound to keep them safe. But are they safe—or sorry?


The Compound by S.A. Bodeen was a quick, captivating read. You’re drawn into the story from the start when the wold “ends” due to a nuclear attack.

Eli’s father, the owner of a multi-million dollar company has been planning for such a day and has built a compound where he and his family can survive until the world is safe enough to be habitable again.

The various members of the family cope in different ways. And some of the things the father has them doing is questionable. But it’s a look into a situation that no everyday human being would ever find themselves in. And it’s fascinating how Bodeen is able to create such intrigue and character development in such a short book.

For anyone looking for a good post-apocalyptic thriller be sure to give The Compound a shot.


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0 Replies to “Review: The Compound by S.A. Bodeen”

  1. This sounds like an intriguing read. Thanks for the review.

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