I’m glad we have reserve water and now will start to stock pile on long term food storage. This will happen at some point in the future. It’s inevitable. Only time will tell. We will never, ever be really ready for this reality. We just want to ignore it at all costs. Our governments need to educate survival to the nation just as we did when we thought we would face a Nuclear attack. Some of it seems ridiculous now but times have not changed much in regards to enemies against North America.
One Second After is a book that hits the reset button. An EMP has devastated America, all the technology that we take for granted has become completely useless. It’s difficult to imagine what life would be like in this scenario. No more cell phones, no more computers, no more McDonald’s greasy hamburgers. Do any of us have the skill sets necessary to survive?
Forstchen has painted a vivid picture of what this life could be like: the problems that our society would face, how we might work together, and how we would turn on each other. It is a terrifying prospect.
“You shouldn’t have to tell your kid to go out and play with the dog, but stay away from the men Daddy shot during the night, because your beloved golden might suddenly look at them as a meal.”
This is a book that made me think. It made me think about just how fragile our infrastructure is, how seriously the people we put in power really take our safety and security, and how I would fit in with the rebuilding of our civilization.
Forstchen caught my interest with the concept, but he brought the book up a couple of notches with the characters. The story followed John and his family, but the plethora of supporting characters were equally important. Forstchen made me care about all of them. I’m man enough to admit, I cried for characters I couldn’t even name.
Some might find One Second After to be nothing more than right-wing fear mongering propaganda; let’s be honest, you find whatever you want in a book. I found a thought provoking story with characters that I cared about. And I seriously hope that this never becomes more than just a story.
Excellent read, and very eye opening. It includes so many details about what could go wrong should an EMP happen... with society, technology, medicine, food, and government. It paints a very realistic dystopian vision of the future. I want to move off-grid now!
This book scared the bejesus out of me. If you're into disaster porn, you'll be into this. Fast-paced and thrilling, expect to devour it quickly and never feel complacent about electricity ever again...
This is one of those... once in a lfetime reads. This book, so well written and easily believable has changed the way I view life. With the threat of war almost a certainty with North Korea; the potential for an EMP attack is heightened. Reading this book should be mandatory for everyone...
I enjoyed the first half of this book more than the second. The first half was an eye-opener to how dependent we all are on how the world runs dependent on electricity, computers, communication and what happens when all that is gone in an instant. I liked the exercise the town went through to overcome the changes. The second half got bogged down on the evils of humanity that may arise. I'm not saying that that would not happen, we see it happen around the world even now, but maybe it was the prose that didn't hold my attention. Overall and interesting read which I am not following up with "The Age of Miracles".
The service and such from the seller was awesome. The quality of the product, shipping, everything. They were great.
The book, not so much. I was not impressed by the author's work. Being in the preparedness field for more than twenty years, I found nothing in there I had not seen endless times before. While I was pleased by the efforts to present the subject with realism, I felt like it could have been more than it was. The book fell well short when compared to others of its like.