When you’re young, it’s easy to believe that apocalyptic events might come to pass if older and seemingly wiser people tell you they’re going to happen on the radio. This is what happens in One of Those Days. Set in the early 1980s, it follows three Spanish boys who think an American preacher’s prediction will come true: that the world will end on 2 October 1982. The boys prepare as best they can but, as we already know, the world as we know it is still here. Just about. Still, this book follows the boys through the day of judgement, as they wait for the end of the world.
A story of childhood in the 1980s, following a typical day in a typical Spanish boy’s life, as he waits for the end of the world.