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Really Good Story
on June 25, 2011
This is a great little story and I enjoyed it very much. Its kind of short but well worth the read. I gave this book a 5 star, which I don't do that often because, to me, it was so, so, good! I'm not one to be bothered by editing issues too much as long as the story is great and this one was; however, there were a few times I had to reread a short section because I was thrown by editing problems.
I do recommend this book especially if you are into post apocalyptic reads.
I don't like to give stories away in my reviews but since this one doesn't have any other reviews yet for you to get more info if you so choose, I'll give you a little.
It's a story about a young man, freshly out of school working for the county as a reclamation employee. His duty is to go out into the post apocalyptic county and survey old rural subdivisions to look into the potential of turning them back into productive farms. His first assignment was no accidental assignment. He stumbles into what appears to be a nearly vacant subdivision only to find out later that a hidden, well managed post apocalyptic society already exist for one small community.
The story is mostly a recount from a middle aged gentleman from the community that was a major player in the development of the community ... from the time the "event" happened when he was just a kid to the development of the community which it is today.
Once again, its a nice little story and I enjoyed it a lot. I wished it was longer for sure but there might be a sequel, just need to check into it. If so, I will for sure get it.
It's not an action, shoot 'em up type apocalyptic book but rather a post apocalypse book on the rebuilding. Sure there is danger that exist, guns, farming and all that but no shoot 'em up events.
I read all apocalyptic books I can and although this was a little different because there wasn't any "in the moment" SHTF events, I thought it was great.
You can read it in an evening. Probably 3 or 4 hours for me and I am not a fast reader. Worth the .99 cents and maybe even a couple bucks to me but I would have been disappointed to have paid $5 for it.
(I originally gave this a 4 star rating but have edited my review because I didn't understand that it was a novella and counted off a star because it was short. I now understand this and I really love this entire series and its well worth the 5 star in my opinion)