There are so many bad things in this book I do not even know where to start. This is not a novel but rather a quite pathetic attempt of the author to impose his own chauvinistic world view on the reader. I do not mind reading books by someone with a different world view but an author should always put the story first. This is just a load of badly written propaganda smeared on to a stack of clich??s. As a non-american I am mostly offended by his view on the rest of the world but I think there is plenty in this book for anyone to be offended by. I just wish I hade read the reviews before purchase.
This is an interesting take on what an EMP attack on the US might look like. It is not a "how to survive" manual, rather it is a book about what will likely happen to ill prepared individuals.
This book will make you think about your own personal responsibility toward yourself and your family.
This book still haunts me. Some parts were hard to think about actually happening, but the author did a good job of pulling you
into the story.
A fictional story that exposes the cold, hard reality of our mortality should our infrastructure suffer total failure as a result of EMP. A very entertaining read that will inform the reader on a subject they likely have had little exposure to.
Well written and heart wrenching, "One Second After" truly brings home the horror Americans would face if we were caught up in our own worst nightmare; life without modern conviences. The characters are well written and I found myself drawn so deeply into the story I felt their pain. I found myself in tears at various points in the story and it became a major discussion point with my husband each night. He can't discuss his own work with me, but suffice it to say he has had us keeping emergency water, food and supplies for years. I've even drawn my chemistry students into the discussion since the topic is so relevant. This is a must read book for anyone living in a modern society.
I was wanting to read this book for a while and finally got around to it. This book was very well written and thought out. The emotional roller coaster that this book provides really opens your eyes that could be. Are you ready?
There are many books that move people to laughter or tears but there are few that really reach down to the depths of your soul. This is one of the few, it is so realistic that you can put the names of your own family/village in place of the book characters. But the most amazing thing is that it is true, you know in your heart of hearts that this could happen ..... OMG ....
I can't give this book enough praise. It's the kind of book that stays with you well after you've finished reading it. It's the kind of (what if)that could truly happen and leaves you thinking about what you would do in this situation. It made me want do a lot of late night research on EMP's. You can easily identify with the characters and put yourself in their shoes. It made me realize just how much we take for granted in our everyday lives. Well thought out and highly entertaining.