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What Survives of Us (Colorado Chapters Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 423 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled


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About the Author

Kathy Miner lives in Colorado Springs, CO, with her children, her Rob, a ridiculously fluffy dog and a too-cool-for-you cat. When she’s not playing with her imaginary friends, she enjoys reading and hiking. This is her first novel. For more information on current publications and future projects, please visit her website at www.kathy-miner.com. You can also email Kathy at kathyminerwriter@gmail.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1576 KB
  • Print Length: 423 pages
  • Publication Date: July 30, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1500264199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1500264192
  • ASIN: B00MAO2BB0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,941 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kathy Miner lives in Colorado Springs, CO, with her children, her Rob, a ridiculously fluffy dog and a too-cool-for-you cat. When she's not playing with her imaginary friends, she enjoys reading, hiking and hand-crafting. To contact Kathy with questions or comments, please find her on Facebook at Kathy Miner Books, visit her website at www.kathy-miner.com or email her at kathyminerwriter@gmail.com.

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Format: Paperback
I could not put this book down! "What Survives of Us" is both elegantly plotted and chillingly plausible, and the characters are so richly drawn I find myself wondering what they are up to days after finishing the book. The dialogue is powerful and real, and so skillfully done that you can hear the characters voices in your head as you read, picture their faces as they "speak". This book broke my heart, which I expected, given the subject matter, but it also made me laugh. Just outstanding!
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Post-apocalyptic fiction novels seem to be a dime a dozen these days so it is greatly satisfying to discover one that is truly written well. Kathy Miner has crafted a first novel in what will likely be a trilogy, or perhaps a longer series, that is fundamentally about survival after a super plague wipes out 99% of the world’s population in just a few weeks. A “lucky” few seem to be immune and a few more are able to recover after their bodies are ravaged by the disease. This first novel is about those survivors in Colorado (mostly Colorado Springs and nearby areas) and their desperate attempts to forge some sort of direction for themselves in the aftermath.

I’ve read similar novels before, my two favorites being Stephen King’s "The Stand" and Robert McCammon’s "Swan Song". Both of those books are humongous doorstopper novels, and set the gold standard for this type of post-plague fiction. I have yet to read another novel in this vein that captures the horror of what it must be like to live in such a world; to struggle with the grief of lost family and friends while at the same time make the tough decisions on how to carry on.

Until now.

"What Survives of Us" could not be more appropriately titled. Ms. Miner’s research is evident as she unfolds this new world. Everything from her description of medicinal herbs, to firearms, to the human psyche seems extremely authentic. Her plot is well thought out and keeps the pages turning briskly. And for a first time author, the pacing of this novel is spot on. I only wish the second book was ready now because the various story lines are just getting started.

What really drives the plot, as in all really good novels, is the characters.
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An amazing story! I finished it in one sitting and was left craving more. Naomi is a vividly written character who fill stay in your mind long after you put the book down. So delightful to read a near future book without vampires or zombies. Rather this story focuses on real relationships and the impact of change upon those relationships. Treat yourself to a wonderful read. Highly recommended.
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In the thousands of books I have read, nearly one a day since I was twelve, there are only a handful that have grabbed my emotions and dragged me through every experience. This is one, the added ability to make me empathize with multiple characters all at the same time is unmatched. This author is seriously Talented and I have never said that in a review before. Brava! When is the next?
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This was a refreshing view of what could happen after a catastrophic event. The characters are intriguing and well drawn out. While it is clear this book is a series, it does have a conclusion while many books in the genre (Post-Apocalyptic) just seem to stop and leave you hanging. Look forward to the next one!
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This story is told from the viewpoint of several people in Colorado: Piper, Naomi, Grace, Jack, etc., survivors of a plague decimates the human race. The survivors are changing. They know things, see things before they happen.
It's more thoughtful and better written than many freebies. There are elements of Christianity, but the author doesn't try to beat you over the head with it. The Jack character might.
The survivalist's very macho attitude on meeting Piper seemed premature and extreme, considering that it was very early in the apocalypse, and how could they be sure it really was the end of civilization? And telling her to keep her eyes down and her body covered was insulting, but who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of apparently all men? I suppose it might immediately happen that way, but I hold out hope that it might take a few weeks into the inevitable collapse of civilization before women are reduced to the role of property. But I digress.
I was surprised that so many of the survivalist group were immune to the plague. It seems unlikely that a group of unrelated people together before a pandemic would have immunity. And why are survivalists always depicted as rapists and murderers in books?

Results: a little uneven, a bit clichéd, but a fairly good read.

(In this story Naomi releases her pets into the wild, and rationalizes that cats retain their hunting instincts. Please don't release domesticated indoor cats and kittens outside and abandon them. They will most likely die starving and suffering. Kinder to kill them quickly.)
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I have a like/dislike relationship with this book. I like the premise very much, and I like the general story in broad strokes. It was interesting enough to keep on reading.

In my opinion, the characters all went to the same bad acting school. They are nearly all over-playing their parts. Whether this is due to a natural predisposition prior to the plague or is something that is a contributing factor in the changes we see happening afterward, I am unsure. It may also be the author being too heavy handed in drawing them.

This is especially seen in the interactions between Jack and Layla. for Jack, the stereotype of the immature, intolerant Christian minister is troweled on very thickly, while Layla is portrayed as so sure and comfortable in her beliefs that she can tolerate his outbursts. Their scenes are played out in such a manner as to show Jack acting more like an angry four year-old than someone who is supposed to be playing the part of a man of faith. So I have a very hard time liking the character of Jack because he is too hard to believe.

The Naomi - Macy - Piper story line is interesting once it gets going, though Naomi is another one who is over-acting. However, it is more understandable on her part.

I am interested to see how event will play out despite the issues I have with some of the nuts and bolts of the story. The book ends very abruptly, so I will have to read the next volume to see what happens.
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