Was pretty good. The narrative felt a bit random, it was easy to lose track of the timeline. It may be particular to individual sensitivities but for me it wasn't as "raw" as I was led to believe. The philosophical overtone felt thrown on to add more weight to what was otherwise a fairly objective viewpoint. All in all still a good read and visit to the men on the fringes of the battlefield.
First the performance was great. It was a little heavy handed in the snarkiness but you warm up to it. The story itself was not terribly engaging. A superficial mix of various scifi tropes, not of which were to heavily explored. An easy, entertaining listen overall but it's not going to blow you away.
I just finished this one. It's an excellent example of how much of the razor's edge modern civilization lives on. The story doesn't get into the heavy day to day details so much as covers a broad range of logistical and emotional situations one would face in the total collapse of modern tech. More than once I got a little choked up in the very personal experiences of it's main characters.
It's a tough, but I think necessary read for anyone who thinks emergency preparedness is not just for mid-westerners and doomsday fanatics.
A fun book with a lot to offer but it is most definitely a book of the 80's. Very gung-ho Americana. The philosophical discussions and studies into what generations of living within a spacecraft would do to a culture are great food for thought. Entertaining over all for certain just a bit dated.
Wow this one was refreshing. Not a single dull moment of tedious over development. Just a great adventure story with a fantastic pace, true charm and memorable characters. It has great twists and turns but not so heavy that you need a degree in it's lore to understand it. Downloading the previous book now to keep the buzz going:)
This book is takes us back to the heyday of King and "The Stand". The undercurrent of vampiric infection is delivered well enough. The book is performed in a slow droll that can be trying from time to time. It felt that within the vastness of the novel there would have been a little more text dedicated to suspense or action. Instead it's a lot of back story character development that feels wasted on supporting cast and moments. 3 stars because I wasn't blown away by it, just entertained.
Overall not a bad book. It was the same middle-tone through out. A near post-famine world in which gen-mod food is the new iron fist. It felt like there were several opportunities in which this book could have really taken off but decided to keep an even distribution between subplots and characters instead. Personally after hearing the introduction a book based on the author's experiences that inspired this novel would have been more interesting.
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