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Bugging Out to Nowhere Paperback – June 26, 2012
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The book is an excellent primer for preppers who are planning a bug-out location IF they do not heed the writing about the solar power. Currently the best solar panels available are around 200 watt panels costing about $600 apiece. I recommed this book to serious preppers and beginners alike and would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the power misrepresentation.
What I found worthwhile was the detail the author went into regarding self-sufficiency skills such as gardening and canning. The "drama" part was done pretty well, but most of the interpersonal relationships just didn't ring true somehow...most notably, the relationship between the husband and wife who are the main protagonists. It just didn't feel "real" to me.
In addition, and as others have mentioned, the dialogue for the character Rita was a real low point. This needs to be completely re-worked, with the awful attempts to duplicate a British accent and vocabulary yanked out completely. I've lived and worked with Brits a lot (overseas), and there is nothing realistic about the author's attempt to portray how they speak, or even their slang and colloquialisms.
If you're interested in the nuts and bolts of trying to survive, long-term, in a grid-down situation, this book has a lot to offer, and I recommend it. If you're an action junkie, pass it by.
However, the writing and grammer in this self-published novel is absolutely horrendous - to the point where I could rarely get through two sentences without being distracted by some major grammatical error (and I'm not the super picky type)! It is almost as if the author wrote the first draft and then published it as-is, without even doing a quick once-over - much less proofreading. The sentence structures are ridiculously elementary and the grammer is abhorrent. The author switches from past to present tense and then back to past tense again all within the same sentence - continuously - which is definitely annoying, as well as confusing. She (he?) constantly misuses the forms of "their", "there", and "they're" along with other commonly mistaken forms of certain words, places apostrophes in different positions every other sentence, repeats words in different places within the same sentence, and just has EXTREMELY poor grammer overall. Again, this was to the point where I literally could not get through even two sentenced without noticing some kind of very obvious mistakes - which made reading this book incredibly distracting and difficult.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Somewhat realistic. Too much emphasis on cooking. More of a cookbook than anything else. Readable, at most.Published 19 months ago by Gordon Matic
Imagine if an acquaintance who is not a professional writer wrote a description of her experiences coping with a SHTF episode. That's how the book reads. Read morePublished on March 30, 2014 by Boneshaker
The story itself is engaging and pleasurable to read.
Having said that:
Grammar is horrible.
Spelling is lacking. Read more
Ideas on survivial in a shtf situation are always interesting and Bugging Out to Nowhere starts out with an interesting story and ends with a lot of loose ends and the plot just... Read morePublished on November 24, 2013 by Linda Monts de Oca
Amateurish writing. Typos galore. Weak story line. Ending was too abrupt. I have read dozens of this type of book this is by far the worst.
I enjoyed this book. It was filled with knowledge and a possible future scenario which could plausibly occur. First person narration makes the story much more exciting. Read morePublished on July 31, 2013 by Diane Nix