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5.0 out of 5 stars As Scary as it is Plausible, July 10, 2012
This review is from: Collapse (New America-Book One) (Kindle Edition)
Author Richard Stephenson has hit one out of the park with his novel, Collapse. Watch the America we know literally collapse under the weight of natural disasters, rouge nations and damned scary power-hungry politicians.

I found Collapse to be entertaining, intriguing and scary as hell. To say that the premise of the novel is believable would be an understatement. Although it takes place in 2027, there is not reason that most of this (except Beck's AI technology) couldn't happen in the next six months. Keeping that thought in the back of my mind helped to propel me through reading this book in just a few sittings.

Richard counts on us embracing the characters and that's easy enough to do. The Navy Seal is iconic as one of the protagonists and is balanced nicely by his cell-mate and cohort Tank. It poses an interesting contrast. And while Beck (The world's richest man) is initially a spoiled and prissy little turd, he eventually steps up and does the right thing.

Collapse is rich with sub-plots that seamlessly converge and everyone ends up where they're supposed to be. I enjoyed reading the book and was excited to see that the ending leaves the door wide open for a sequel.
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Initial post: Aug 5, 2012 1:29:28 PM PDT
ginmar says:
Rouge nations?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2012 5:04:37 PM PDT
I'm sure it was simply a mis-type...as in rouge=rogue....

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 8:55:29 AM PDT
Probably an error of the auto correct.
Still, it conjures up some amusing images: United States of Lauder? Big Brother forcing all citizens to wear rose-colored specs?
America-upon-Avon Calling?

Well, funny to me, anyway!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2015 1:39:37 PM PDT
B. Spear says:
Me too! But some people do say I'm cracked.
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