Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Up to 70% off Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Voyage Shop now Shop Now Shop now
Customer Review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Post apocalyptic LA, 1 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Slow Apocalypse (Hardcover)
I was recently told about Varley and decided to check this one out. Basically it's the story of oil being destroyed by an engineered bug and the subsequent collapse of the world, but here it is about the USA and in particular L.A. If you are not interested in L.A. then don't bother, and you may need a map as other reviewers have commented but I found this book well written, in depth, logical, good on many points and substantial. The main character is a well off TV comedy writer who has some advance warning about the disaster and makes some preparation. Many post apocalyptic books are road stories, this one has the guy spending most of his time in or around L.A. and [spoiler]spends a great deal of time talking about him getting out of it. The end is just OK, it's logical and safe but not wildly exciting. It's a well written fairly sensible book that tells a good story, seems to want to help people somewhat in understanding readiness, and it doesn't spend pages talking about his gun collection as some books do. It's pretty exciting as the collapse and the bug lead to secondary and tertiary disasters and the protagonist faces crisis after crisis. Even his personal life has a crisis so good value all round!

Well worth a read if you want to immerse yourself in the collapse of L.A.

Update: I wrote this review on the busiest day of my year as stress relief and made a horrendous amount of mistakes, which I have now removed. Next time no reviews on hectic days!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details