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Many people will focus their criticism on little things like throwing a pistol in a creek disposes of it. I've recovered many things lost in lakes and streams. Minor things like that aren't why I enjoy these books. Characters with depth and layers keep it interesting. If the heroes did everything right how boring would that be. Nice job Jack, please write another.
My only problem was that many of the reactions of the two folks on their journey north were not thought through very well. Considering the difficulties, conditions and general mayhem, several of their responses didn't seem plausible. Overall it was total mayhem so maybe I'm being picky, because there haven't been a lot of EMP's encountered in my past. I did enjoy the three books and would recommend them, though normally I don't like to be trapped into trilogies.
I'm surprised, in a way, how invested I've become in these characters. Starting with Book 1, I just let the story flow and unfold, and was very pleased at the conclusion, knowing before I finished the first that I'd be getting the second, and then the third. Maybe it helps to be familiar with the AT, having spent alot of time section-hiking in many places and states, it brings the events into vivid life. Mr. Hunt has done a fine job with this series, I'm about to download the fourth book, can't wait to start it! Thank you, Sir, please keep up the good works, I'll be checking out the other series, as well!
The author completely lost me. This is the third book in a series and was supposed to be heading for some kind of climax and closure, but he began introducing new characters whom I had no interest in, and sub-plots that distracted from the story that I wanted to read. It is not likely that I'll be buying/reading any more of his work.
The characters Landon and Beth both grow in grace, grit, and skill as they hike the AT from NC to ME. Their encounters on the trail and in the towns are mostly harrowing, but there is always some good. Those who have planned ahead for emergencies and know how to cooperate with others offer some hope for the future in a more primitive and difficult world. Can't wait to see how things turn out in Maine.