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I enjoyed (but for a serious topic), this book. Well written with believable characters. The setting was perfect. It's amazing how we have been spoiled with the gadgets and technology we have today. To go back to the basics, like hunting for your food and growing your own vegetables, to no electricity, no cell phones or computers. What a shock that would be. Communication would be so difficult. Looking forward to the next book in this series. With the current pandemic of Covid-19, we are seeing a taste of how lives can change on a dime. What was, will never be the same. It will take time to get to our "new normal."
But since i was asked: I enjoyed the book. Like many others, it follows multiple characters, connected in different ways, but leaving me unsure as to what their ultimate fate would be. And thus I continued to read, and it was good, for it was well put together. I must add that for personal preference, I enjoyed the fact that though there were curse words, the book was not littered with them. That is something I still find refreshing, and I hope it remains a feature of Mr Hunt's future books.
I'm now on to book 2, and that's all I have to say about that.
The characters are survivors, not survivalist. Determination wits, and experience play a part, but so does luck. I'm ok with that. Surviving disaster requires luck. It's not just the individuals who are tested, but relationships--marriages, parents and children, communities. Some roles are reversed, others reasserted in the changed social and physical landscape. It's this dimension that sets Hunt's work apart.
What a potentially real and dangerous adventure awaits us all if this were to happen. The author points out different scenarios of how bad it could be and how devastating it would be. Just thinking about it can give you nightmares if our way of life changed so drastically. With the pandemic we saw a tiny fraction of how it could be but at least we still had the lights on. Prepare and hope for the best! Great read, I couldn't put it down, especially the last few chapters - they flowed so well - I absolutely loved it. I will be ordering the second in the series as soon as I finish this review.
A real pleasure to be reading this genre with an entire different twist. Nice to get away from the usual zombie, EMP, killing viral disease type of book! Realistic characters and subject matter is also refreshing. Nice also to not hear about someone (took the safety off their Glock)!!!
I enjoyed this book. It's remarkable how much (non-stop) action takes place over a two-day period! Upon finishing this book I was surprised that Beth and her dog, Grizzly, were the only characters I admired in any way. Nevertheless, I'll jump into the second book in hopes that Beth will run across at least one other likable person.