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Old 10-08-2010, 06:45 AM   #1
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I've looked to see if anything was already posted about it here, but nothing came up in search.

I just finished this book. It's one of the most plausible SHTF books I've read so far. It's about EMP hitting the Country and what transpires in a small Southern town.

It was a good read, realistic and kind of grim. But that's what made it realistic. I think many folks have some romanticized idea of what SHTF will be, but if it happens, it will be very much unlike the stereotypes and deadly to the extreme.

I definitely recommend this book.



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Old 10-08-2010, 07:14 AM   #2
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I've read this book as well. Great read and like all SHTF books it makes you think about what if. I agree with CA357 in that I think a lot of people do have a romanticized version in their head of what SHTF would be like. There are a few parts in the book that make you look at the situation and think "what would I do?" ....you'll be surprised by your answers I think.



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I've talked to a couple of people who have read it and they all recommended it. I need to pick it up and give it a try.

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Another good read- War Day, by Streiber & Kunetka. 5 years after the 24 hr war between US and USSR. From 1984- pretty readable. Has some unusual angles I had not thought about.

For instance- we always think in terms of US/ USSR- well, what do you think the Canadians feel about all this? Brazil? What small town profession will become a major player in the public health system? And about that 401K....

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Scary read! I read it a few months ago! This book got me thinking, deep! Too many "What if thinking"! I told my wife, her comment was not to give her anymore reviews on any more books I read.

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I know exactly what you mean.

I just do what I have to do and don't say much about it. I subscribe to the Jesuit philosophy that it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

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It is a good read -- definitely recommend it!

Also check out Lights Out and Civil War II. The former is akin to One Second After. The latter is an analysis of circumstances and what may happen. It was written many years ago and many predictions the author made have come to pass.

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I've got Civil War II, I'll have to check out Lights Out. Thanks for the tip.

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Going to put this one and the others on my list......Now to find some time to read them!!

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Hey bkt, who's the author of Lights Out? I found a ton of books with that title.



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