I didn't think the author portrayed the effects of an emp very realistically. He didn't convince me of its initial nor its long term effects. He didn't convince me that the dominoes would fall in the order he placed them.
This is definitely one that ranks in the top 10. I read this when it first came out several years ago. I decided to listen to it on audio before listening to it's sequel, One Year After. I don't regret it at all. With our society so divided and so many countries at war, this book is very realistic of possible scenarios that could happen. It is an eye opening view of how dependanent we have become on technology.
There are several memorable moments, and I don't want to spoil the story for readers. One thing that stands out to me personally though, how young men and women are high schoolers and college kids one day and only a few weeks later are soldiers.
As far as I can remember, this was the first time I've listened to him. He gave the characters life, and I will happily listen to other works he has read.
Absolutely. Without giving to much away, John's love for his family and the measures he tol to protect them are certainly moving. His youngest daughter, Jennifer, is diabetic and needs insulin. What do you do when all contact with the world outside your town is cut off?
I highly recommend this book for anyone that is concerned about the world around us. It is a work of fiction with a great and fast moving plot, but gives a good indication of life for countries at war. While this is based in America, it made me think of what many people face daily.
I felt that the narrator was the only draw back to this story. He tried but his voices seemed to all run together so it was hard to understand who was saying what.
That being said the book was, in my opinion, an accurate description of an aftermath of this type of attack. The human aspect was dead on, the cooperation turned enemy, the lunatics finding a following, the struggles of life now multiplied exponentially. Fantastic book, thank you.
Informative, possible, likely
The actuality of people turning on each other.
Are you prepared?
Really enjoyed and learned a lot from the scenarios presented.
fictional and rather optimistic, but none the less appropriate for our times. sadly this is the best outcome. odds of this happening from the Sun alone are huge, let alone nepharious actors in the world. do your research. this very likely will happen in the next 40yrs.
I would like to say that I really "enjoyed" this book but I don't feel that "enjoyed" is an appropriate word. I found this book to be very eye opening of the real possible threat that stands against us as country as a whole and individuals ourselves. It's very thought provoking and I have been telling all of my friends, that will listen, about it since I started reading it. Do yourself a favor and take the time to read/listen to this book. Can't wait to start the next one.