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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
Have not ready any Eric Norton before,but I totally enjoyed this book. Ok it was a little macho at times, and scary that so much nastiness and cruelty was around, but it was believable. The storms and weather and lack of electricity all add to a proper realistic apocolyptic story. Loved it sad to finish.
Published 9 months ago by Donna Wilkins

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good start good middle let down end
Started of really well liked it up to a point the main character is clearly suffering emotional pain to the point of having conversations with the dead this part was great and kept my attention then the author loses and makes the main characters actions unbelievable one such action he ties up two men at gun point sticks a gun in one of there mouths accuses them of horrid...
Published 13 months ago by ed


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4.0 out of 5 stars Gung ho, but in a good way..., 3 July 2013
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This is a very readable novel, with a very plausible post-apocalyptic scenario; the World has turned in on itself and the things we thought were ours forever have ceased to be. Terrifying weather conditions and their accompanying powerful impulses have knocked out every modern device that relies on electrical power. Panic and mayhem ensue as society begins to break down. The protagonist, a man in mourning for a lost love, sets off on a journey to find a place of safety outside of the city, relying on his wits and a seemingly endless knowledge of firearms and survival techniques. He's been planning his survival in the event of such a scenario for about 5 years. His single-mindedness has turned him into a sort of Rambo character with added brains and guile, but for me, it was a little far-fetched; he easily defeats every bad person who threatens to prevent him reaching his ultimate goal, but he has a delicate, softer side that enables him to see and interact with spectral visions of his lost love and others who cross his path and who die helping him to survive. The two sides of him are slightly at odds with each other, and I couldn't work out whether or not I liked the he-man hero or the softy aesthete (he's an author) best. On the whole, I liked the story for its plausibility, the style in which it is written and the development of the additional characters. I would read more by this author.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Started well, but fizzled out...., 1 July 2014
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I am a sucker for apocalypse stories and this one started with all the right notes, so much that I stayed up very late reading the first half. Unfortunately the second half turns into more of a slightly tedious love story, complete with a lot of "manly man" and "strong in the face of adversity woman until saved by a hunk" clichés, and I found my attention drifting where it had previously been gripped by the pages.

And the ending was very twee, almost as if the author had got bored and decided to finish up early.

All that said, I will look out for more by EE Borton as they have a good and engaging narrative style* but this book let itself down with the gushy love interest. And boy was I sick of that Samantha....

(* although please stop using the characters' names SO much, readers can follow a conversation without addressing each other every other sentence)
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good read, 8 Mar. 2014
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enjoyed the story, and premise that mother nature kicks back.....BUT, not a 5 stars for me......the main character should really have been dead half-way-through the book.....just a little too much belief suspension required......

But still worth the money for entertainment value
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