- File Size: 449 KB
- Print Length: 153 pages
- Publisher: Jack Ziebell; 4 edition (September 13, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 13, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009ATJ2XS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,292,962 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a unique take on the end of the world as we know it, and I found the idea chilling. We are infinitesimally small and so very fragile compared to the energies that storm through the universe. What do we really know about the forces that were set in motion in the blast of creation? How the hell would we protect ourselves against something on that scale? Were this to happen in reality, I imagine something like the event described would simply end life on the planet. But that makes for a very short post-apocalyptic story. This book is in many aspects an EMP disaster novel but human beings are also drastically affected, leaving them neurologically impaired.
In this story a few survive intact, and they emerge from hiding into a world that has been knocked helter-skelter. What becomes of humanity is disturbing at a deep level the way the author has written it. The particle wave has reduced us to ravening, predatory animals. There were some very creepy moments....
I really enjoyed this read. The author's commentary on NGO's in Africa and the expatriates who become become "lords of misery" is wickedly incisive. He conveys a sense of place that sets up an emotional resonance, and it fills the story with memorable harmonics when in Africa. Descriptions of places in the US were not as evocative. The characters were interesting, but here again was an odd dichotomy.Read more ›
I am a fan of both post apocalyptic and zombie stories and they often fit well together. This one had some promise to it in both genres.
It started out OK, but the pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo trying to explain how what happened never cut the mustard for me. Rather than scientific gibberish trying to explain it, it might have been better to just describe the effects and leave it at that.
Its also another book with a badly overstated EMP effect. While I might buy into the magnitude of the effects overall, you just are not going to get burned up wire from it in the way that it was described. More science gibberish. Never bought into the idea that older motorcycles and cars are immune to EMP effects while basic wiring is destroyed by it. There is bunch of electrical wiring in cars and motorcycles, even though they may not have the electronics in them that modern cars have.
The military side of things had a lot of seriously bad issues with it starting with the rank system used by the author. The US military just does not have a "brigadier" rank and the description of the military side of this thing had a lot of other mistakes in it.
I did not buy into the idea that somehow clueless unarmed civilians can survive the zombie like hordes but well armed and trained soldiers are slaughtered by them.
The idea that somehow one of the main characters was able to find his wife many hundreds of miles away in Africa during such a crisis was laughable.
The ending was really strange. Somehow a reconciliation tribunal solved all the problems. Just not believable.
I just cannot recommend a book that has so many bad pieces to it. I did finish it though so it gets two stars in the ILBOB rating system.
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I was wrapped up in this book from the very beginning, I loved the mix of character and plot development that occurred through the first half of the book. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by jestes
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It was a quick read but definitely kept my interest throughout - from beginning to end. Kudos to the authorPublished on December 13, 2012 by Lauren M.
I was really torn on how to rate this book. Overall it was good; fast paced and really kept my attention. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Drew (@drewsant)
A very interesting story. I read it in one sitting. A quick but entertaining read. Had a lot of grammatical errors, but nothing I couldn't get past. Read morePublished on October 31, 2012 by K. Burner