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77 Days in September: A Novel of Survival, Dedication, and Love (The Kyle Tait Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – July 30, 2014
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Ray Gorham lives in the small, farming community of Shepherd, Montana with his wife and five children. He runs his log home business by day and writes in the evenings, on weekends, and whenever the weather keeps him inside.
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This book really makes you think... and I wouldn't be surprised if many people read this book, and decide to make a "LIST"... and get survival supplies, food, water , fuel, medical.... just for starters. It has affected me that way. And before I read this book, with almost daily headlines now about North Korea and their nuclear bombs and missile tests... this book is CURRENT, and VERY valuable to read. Will it happen soon? It could. We won't see it coming.... not as "average citizens.... Thank you, Mr. Gorham.
Food, clean water, sanitation, protection - there's so many things to think and worry about if an EMP hits or some other major disaster that covers the whole United States.
Author Gorham did a great job describing portions of this catastrophically hit country and letting us vicariously see what COULD happen.
I found myself rooting for protagonist Kyle Tait as he makes his way home to Montana from Texas - 1,500 long miles on foot, fighting human vermin, hunger, thirst, weather but also meeting some shining examples of humanity.
And the other side of the story was Jennifer, his wife, never giving up that he would make it home, while she and their three children fight many of the same elements as Kyle.
This is a stellar example of this genre and I'm so glad I happened across it.
To me, this interesting set of adventures challenges the author to present believable encounters which are only restricted by the author's skill in creating them. This style is a lot harder than it looks, but in my opinion, Gorham has real talent in his development of characters and his hero’s almost daily encounters with others on the long road home.
Gorham chose an EMP as the calamity that has befallen the United States. Our President tries to sell man-made global warming as the number one danger to America, but it's a hard sell to most Americans and is laughed at by other world powers. EMP on the other hand, has been identified as the number one threat to our country by a former chief of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff, and a former Director of the CIA, which I submit, are much closer to real world dangers.
The development of or hero Kyle Tait is also interesting. Most PA books use as the main character an individual who has come from some elite military unit. I feel comfortable discussing this, as in another life, I was such an operator. Yes, they know how to kill people and break things, Yes, at Escape and Evasion school they learned to live off the land, and yes, they learn to quickly make life and death decisions and control huge adrenaline dumps. But almost all other skills, such as drying meat, preserving other food extended wilderness survival and general Prepping, are new skills that must be learned.
Kyle Tait was a utility repair supervisor with an above average interest in the outdoors and is a hunter, but nothing really special. Pretty much like most of the guys who live on my street, and also a large majority of Mr. Gorham's readers who can relate to such a character.
Now I would want to fuss with the author about the subject of firearms. Following water and food, the most important piece of equipment in an EMP disaster. Kyle has a .22 caliber rifle. Such a weapon is very important for harvesting small game for food but almost totally inadequate as personal protection. But even here, it is handled poorly. The baddies temporarily seize Kyle's traveling cart, steal his food, but amazingly, overlook his rifle; totally unbelievable. On page 208, he speaks of a clip for his rifle. There is no such thing for a .22 rifle. Some are loaded through a loading tube under the barrel, but most use a magazine. But, I was only about a third of the way through this well written book when I ordered his second book to which firearm information is covered at some length. Problem solved.
I also felt there was a little too much domestic narrative. But let's stop the whining. This first trip out is a hard-hitting, page turning, attention-grabber, and it's my pleasure to award it a strong 4.8-Star recommendation.
In closing I might mention his second book, "Daunting Days Of Winter". A review will follow, but this one is also excellent. If you are new to this author, suggest ordering them both.