The new federal district administrator in Asheville offers John a position as major in the Army of National Recovery and a reduction in the Black Mountain draft, if John will help suppress a renegade group in the nearby mountains. Forstchen has gotten more hyper-militaristic in his writing and a bit more willing to express a few bigoted viewpoints as well. I would have preferred a more intelligent villain, someone who could better appreciate what the people of Black Mountain had accomplished, one that worked with them instead of against them. Coming off a 20+ year stint as a far left liberal with a narrow tolerance for the right, I really appreciated an inside look. Black Mountain is beginning to pull itself together and attain enough self-sufficiency to fend of starvation and even restore a few vital services.
Any kind of male suffering is not developed until the very last section of the book, saved for the main character. The story picks up a year after One Second The thrilling follow-up to the New York Times bestselling novel One Second After. The main character a talking head for the author has 19th century moral values and is commenting on 21st century life. Most of the important events are handled this way. This gets 5+ stars for provoking serious thought while the writing itself was just okay.
In Forstchen's world, slavery is legal or at least accepted with a small shrug. It has the tone and pace of the series. I'll tell you what I got out of this book: god bless America, National This was frustrating because I liked the first book, One Second After, so much, but I did not like this one at all. A place to make their home, both now and in the future. As you might tell this fact annoyed me a tad.
First they have to deal with routine problems, very inconvenient and occasionally life-threatening such as the fact that his daughter is a Type 1 diabetic who's going to die when the insulin runs out. I enjoy Forstchen's writing and research. I did feel a little disappointed when some of the action was skipped over and happened behind the scenes. There is no warning, no preparation for the attack, in the blink of an eye all things digital go out of existence. The thrilling follow-up to the New York Times best-selling novel One Second After. According to the forward, this weapon actually does exist and destroys all things run by electricity which makes the story all the more frightening. When I read this I kept feeling like it was a re-read when I knew I had never picked it up before.
Three apocalyptic events occur at the same time. One second everyone is living in the digital wonderland of today and the next they are back in The Middle Ages, although that will take some time to become clear to e Do you rate a book only on the quality of the writing or on how it makes you think after you finish? Personally, I was disappointed with the two dimensional characters who were stand ins for Forstchen view points. It reminds me of the Civil War. But very annoyingly a different narrator. Hell, I'd even recommend over this. How does the utopia that John has helped to build fit into the dystopia that America has become? Worse, the main character seems to suffer from a serious lack of self-knowledge.
Fantastic Sequel I loved One a Second After which precedes this book and enjoyed One Year After just as much. All empires come to an end and America is doing its level best to be next. Defective Items Defective items may be returned within 30 days of delivery for a replacement if stock is available or full refund, shipping included. Fifteen thousand people in one town really would starve to death in less than two months? I purposely read this book to learn how life without a centralized structure may look. After suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to piece back together the technologies they had once taken for granted: electricity, radio communications, and medications. That would make reading this book much more manageable.
Judge not by what is said, but by what actions are taken. A story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war that sends our nation back to the Dark Ages. This book attempts to do so without success. They cling to the hope that a new national government is finally emerging. I'll start by saying I don't think I am the target audience for this. Fortschen's concern is that the U. Plan on returning this, one second after was in my top 3 favorite books of all times! Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real.
What was intriguing was the ideas it presented and its harsh, realistic vision of how fragile our society may be. The voice of the reader was perfect and I would definitely listen to him again. More recently, they have have published two works on the events leading up to Pearl Harbor and immediately after that attack Pearl Harbor, and Days of Infamy. Might have to return this. But, as you'll note, I gave this two stars instead of knocking all the way down to one, which I should probably address.
Mixed results in some ways, but overall this is an important book. The first book in the series was about getting by, surviving and coming together. I love a good story of apocalypse, but this isn't one. For example, once you hear that the President is female, you know she is going to turn out to be weak, ineffectual, corrupt, or all three. There are parts of the book I enjoyed, such as the conference scenes, where the town leaders take turns laying out problems and discussing possible solutions. But the brutal suppression of a neighboring community under its new federal administrator and the troops accompanying him suggests that all is not as it should be with this burgeoning government.
The people of Black Mountain managed to restore a semblance of normal life even if they do not actually eat their fill and have to take in account infections because there are no more drugs. That would be a great American story. Other post-apocalyptic books do a far better job of imagining a future reality and tapping into the humanity or lack thereof in an annihilated society see The Road. Policy In the event that an item is received that is incorrect or was not ordered, please contact Customer Service at 877-528-2525 before returning the item. Jonathan Hollerman paints a vivid and disturbing picture of society falling apart after an Electromagnetic Pulse attack against our nation.