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How I Spent the Apocalypse [Kindle Edition]

Selina Rosen

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I TOLD YOU SO!

These are the words that Katy longs to scream over and over
at what’s left of the population after the apocalypse she’d
been telling anyone who would listen, was coming.

Now it’s here and she’s set up to become the new king of the
world and everything would be perfect...

If her stupid sons hadn’t decided she was as crazy as everyone
else thought she was and moved away from the safety of their
mother’s bunker into the city, and if the very reporter who
had made her name synonymous with “crack” pot didn’t
wind up pounding on her door as the world around them
blew away.

YES, THE END OF THE WORLD CAN BE FUNNY
(If you’re ten feet underground with 50 years of supplies)

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 540 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Yard Dog Press; First EEdition edition (9 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005U76T9Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How I spent the apocalypse 20 Oct 2011
By RandiTS - Published on Amazon.com
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I have to say that I absolutely loved this book. It may not be for everyone BUT, if you find a sense of humor a happy addition to your survival stories, then you are in for a treat!

If you are easily offended by a 6 ft lesbian with a manic depressive personality along with OCD disorder and a disdain for organized religion (and very strong views on God, liberals, republicans, rich people, people with big houses, etc... - actually, she is an equal opportunity offender so it's nothing personal), then perhaps this is not the book for you. It got a bit preachy at times (if the author's viewpoint is not your own) but it wasn't enough to make me put down the book and I think by the end, we both came a bit closer to a better understanding of each others point of view.

Katy, or Crazy Katy, as she is more commonly known as, has been preparing for the apocalypse her entire life. She didn't know exactly what form it was going to take but with all of the signs that were available with people abusing the earth, wars, etc.. she knew it was going to happen at some point. She is a blogger, who thanks to her success in predicting some terrible weather related tragedies, has an extended audience through television interviewers who always come out after one of her predictions comes true.

The latest happens right as she is preparing for what she considers to be "The Big One" and just her luck, as she is locking everything down, Lucy Powers, the reporter who has always looked down on Katy during these interviews, is stranded and comes knocking at her door looking for shelter. Just what Katy needs, Lucy Powers to ruin her apocalypse. Katy, Lucy, and her sons all settle in for the end of the world. While seemingly tough, Katy really does have a heart of gold that you occasionally get glimpses of and through her radio setup, is helping people throughout the world trying to survive the weather disasters and giving them advice how to survive.

There are moments of extreme sadness, of people giving up hope, of unexpected moments of joy, and the knowledge that it is not just surviving, but living that is what is necessary for people that find themselves in these types of situations to remember.

I have read a lot of these types of survival novels and learned many new things in this book - especially regarding cold weather survival. Did you know you could turn a car into a temporary igloo to survive the freezing temps? That would come in handy if you get stuck in a blizzard.

All of the characters are well developed - not just the main ones - and you end up liking them whether you wanted to or not. This is not only a story of survival and survival tips but also a love story and I enjoyed every word - in fact, it took me four hours, but I read the book in one evening and didn't want it to end!

I highly recommend this book - for the rich character development, the humor, and of course, the new survival tips.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 8 Nov 2011
By Thomas P. Ulrick - Published on Amazon.com
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Simply amazing. I will be recommending this book to many friends. I loved the story and honesty of events. The level of detail for survival tips were also a major bonus. Thank you!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, yet amusing apocalytic fiction. BIG thumbs UP! 28 Feb 2013
By Michael J. Lyons - Published on Amazon.com
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Let's get it out of the way...I am a heterosexual married man, and I read a lot of this genre. I found this work to be informative and frankly, funny as heck.
READ the book description! It has lesbians as main characters, and if you are against that, there are hundreds of other books - Go read them.
That out of the way, I will be reading more by this author for certain. I think she has great skill as a storyteller and although I live a different way, I found myself understanding and rooting for the characters.
Strangely enough, I didn't suddenly "turn gay" or glom onto any "agendas ", I simply enjoyed the story as the author intended. (Obviously, that was meant as humorous.)
This book is more or less a complete 180 from what is generally written in TEOTWAKI fiction. Not much blood and Gore, no secret Navy SEALs or Army Rangers saving the day, no spiritual or mystic bent to everything happening.
Just a good story with some good advice and fairly even portrayals of humanity. Highly recommend this book!
2.0 out of 5 stars Well-written, amoral apocalyptic fiction 18 July 2014
By PadreZ - Published on Amazon.com
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An interesting, well-written, somewhat more-realistic-than-most piece of apocalyptic fiction. While the lead character's description (repeated descriptions, rather) of what preparations it might well take to survive a nuclear winter scenario may well be accurate, they remain (almost by definition) essentially selfish. It may be true that those who prepare in advance and stock up on food, fuel and medical supplies will not be able to afford to share with those who failed to do so, but do we want to live that way? By renouncing the helping of others in exchange for their own survival, the "successful" survivors will fall into moral barbarism even before the rest of us.

I would rather freeze/starve/whatever that give up my humanity in order to survive.
5.0 out of 5 stars Equal Parts Hilarious and Dreadful 15 May 2014
By zoomreader - Published on Amazon.com
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I ran across mention of this book somewhere and the idea sounded intriguing so I picked it up after reading the sample. Now this one is going on my reread pile because the story is just that good. Crazy Katy is not for everyone, so if you are offended by a book that bashes organized religion, fat cat conservatives, Limo liberals and politicians of all stripes, this might not be the book for you.

The author's Green agenda comes through loud and clear but she does offer some practical ideas to practice what she preaches. The short survival and disaster preparation messages she prefaces each chapter with also make for good, informative reading. The first person narrator, Katy, is a gem and had me laughing out loud with some of the things she says and thinks, especially regarding kids and the trials of raising them, as well as trying to figure out how women think. Her treatment of Billy and Jimmy, her two clueless boys, kept me chuckling because though she loves them to death, they drive her nuts, too. Katy is a hardheaded realist and tries to act logically but she also has her quirks that make the character more real.

As a straight male, I was not offended by any of Katy's rants and I found myself agreeing with some of them, but some of my more sensitive fellow gender might wince a bit. That's okay, because she is an equal opportunity offender and her views on women confirms Katy's "guy" status.

Okay, why do I describe the story as also being dreadful? That is because the disaster scenario as laid out by the author is pretty much a civilization ender and the losses just keep piling up. I don't want to give away too much, but the world gets put through the wringer as our plucky band of survivors keep waiting for the sun to return. Katy has put a lot of thought and money into suviving, and she is determined that her boys will live to see the daylight again even if it kills her. In the end, fate and destiny seem to bring the world together (and after you read the book, you will realize how annoying that last bit would be to Katy).
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