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After the Fall: Jason's Tale: One man's struggle for his family's survival in a post apocalyptic world by [Nees, David]
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"As a writer in this same genre, I have to say I am VERY impressed with this effort. [emphasis added] ...it raises the bar for the genre in the sense that the characters are complex and conflicted, and the descriptive passages are probably the best I've read in this sort of book. His descriptions of terrain and changing seasons are just breathtaking. This guy can really write and the writing is very controlled and not over the top."--Bobby Andrews, author of the six part series PREPPER'S CRUCIBLE; and STRYKER1 & 2.

"This was the first book that David Nees has written. But the way he slowly builds his characters and the story are like a seasoned writer. I enjoyed After the Fall: Jason's Tale and look forward to the second one.
"Ilisten to a lot of audio books during my work day and during my commute. Theones that I like are added to the Prepper Fiction page on this site. There are a lot ofbooks that don't make the cut. But I added one this week written by David Nees,titled After the Fall: Jason's Tale.
"Afteran EMP attack...Jason decides to get out ofDodge.Beingbetter prepared and smart about his actions, Jason is able to get out of thecity and into the mountains. Everything was going well until he literally felldown the mountain. Battered up pretty badly Jason has to find help and truststrangers. Luckily he finds an older couple that have farmed on their landforever. Jason strikes out on his own again, but just as he starts makingprogress away from the farm, there are gunshotsfrom where he just came. Jason returns to the farm as fast as he can run. Whathe finds is both bloody and brutal. Life changes for him forever.
I don't want to give away the whole story. SoI'll stop there."--Marc, SurvivingPrepper.com

"David Nees has written a great debut novel.  It's about the all-to-plausible scenario of an EMP attack on the U.S.  The characters are fully formed and grab your interest and attention.  The action scenes are well-crafted and realistic.  This is a harrowing world and Nees brings it to life with characters you want to get to know better.  I look forward to his sequel.  Good stuff."--G. Michael Hopf, author of THOSE WHO REMAIN, book 7 in the New World Series


"David Nees
takes on a nightmare scenario in his novel "After the Fall: Jason's Tale" (350 pages, CreateSpace, $12.99), which focuses on the disintegration of society after an electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States.The main character heads to the Appalachian Mountains to try to avoid the chaos in this action tale that blends with a love story. Nees lives in Fairfax County." --Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginia Book Notes, July 23, 2016

I really, really enjoyed it.Excellent character development and you didn't need 100 pages to do it. Rich and fast moving plot line. I look forward to your next to see how Catherine and the lieutenant make out - no double entendres. Give us more David.  Gerald; verified purchase
 
Amazingly well written, believable characters, Heroes and demons, battles, victories and hope in world thrown back to the 1800's by an EMP....great book, can't wait for the next one....Amazon customer
 
WOW!!! I couldn't put the book(kindle on phone) down, I was so drawn into the story and enjoyed this read very much!!! ...Amazon customer

From the Author

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the U.S. is not an unrealistic possibility. I wanted to explore the effects of such an attack and trace it via an individual's odyssey through a "fallen" civilization. Humans develop civilizations involving large cities of people put together in an intricate web of organized cooperative activity that feeds our economy. On the surface, we seem to have "evolved" beyond the primitive impulses we read about in our history. But take away the support, the structure that binds this close cooperation and our veneer of civilization begins to unravel.

Humans still contain within them the deep rooted, primitive impulses of violence and aggression needed to survive. We easily become "tribal" creatures, oriented to the closer structure of family with others being "outsiders" deserving of suspicion at best, aggression at worst. Take away the rule of law and we devolve into more primitive forms of structure and organization. Add in hunger and starvation and we become predators or prey, with little space between the two extremes. From such extremes, humans must find ways to learn to rebuild structure and organization; to broaden what family or community includes.

A post-apocalyptic story allows the writer to examine these deeper impulses that reside in us, often suppressed by our laws and culture. I wanted to write something that in the end is redemptive, showing that, along with our dangerous impulses, there resides our better instincts of love, charity, honor, even self-sacrifice; and these can re-emerge to help point us to our better destiny.

When I set out, I didn't know where the story would end but the characters began to "direct" me as the plot developed. Often I would dream a scene while half asleep, try to remember it and then get it on paper the next day. It was a very visual process.

There is much room for continued development of the characters as I work on the sequel. The next book will involve more interaction with Hillsboro, which will generate the story conflict. It becomes more complicated, with more sub-plots and characters, but I'm enjoying bringing them to life.

Product details

  • File Size: 1573 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1530563208
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: David E. Nees; 1 edition (March 31, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 31, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DQ4CB0I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,912 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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