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77 Days in September (The Kyle Tait Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Unlike "One Second After", which is set in a small town in North Carolina, this book begins in a large population centre, just as the main character is about to fly home. The EMP hits just as the plane is about to take off and the consequences of a total loss of electronics aboard the plane are definitely a page turner.
Unfortunately, once events move beyond the airport, things start to get a little more tedious. The book divides itself between the hero, Kyle Tait, trying to hike home and events back home with his wife and family.
As other reviewers have pointed out, the author often gets Kyle in a seemingly hopeless situation, only to be rescued by a convenient deus ex machina. Not once or twice but several times, to the extent that it starts to become grating.
The story back home is even more tedious. Kyle's wife is being eyed up by someone who wants to step into his place (Kyle is likely either dead or unlikely to return home). He's pleasant and friendly at first but it's all to obvious that he's a wrong 'un. Considering how obvious this is, the repetitive bits of story that play out until the inevitable confrontation just feel like padding.
The basic story idea is good, but the execution is weak.
Then there's the plot. It's a great twist on a post apocalypse. Not zombies or a plague but a USA hit by an EMP which leaves the infrastructure intact and doesn't kill anyone (initially) but takes society back to before the electronic era. But it's a concept that's poorly explored and almost ignored after the initial event. The main character just keeps bumbling through the world and the fact that millions of people would be close to starvation is totally ignored. The bigger issues are not even considered and instead the plot circles round the male protagonist walking home. Which brings me onto plot holes. He has to cross several states to reach his wife and children. Cars and motorbikes are useless. So instead of finding a bike and loading up the saddle bag he uses a....handcart! He could have halved his journey if he only had the brains to think of a cycle. And his wife is a victim of a sexual assault, is scared of the man in question but doesn't tell anyone because she thinks it's nothing! Of course while the country was falling apart post terrorist attack she was dressed up in her teddy waiting for hubby to get home. Female sexuality and emancipation has rather passed the author by!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unputdownable - read this book! Utterly and frighteningly believable and superb storytelling at its very best. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very gripping story! Man having to walk home, 1600 miles, to his family after an EMP detonation. Recommended!Published 6 months ago by Karina Love2Read
We grow up always thinking that there is somebody there in times of need, parents, family, friends, teachers, authorities. Someone to turn to and ask for help. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lemoncakeuk
Well written, but let's hope it never happens, but be prepared if it does. I lived every minute with them all.Published 17 months ago by Anthony Buncher
One of my favourite books of the year.
A pretty scary scenario that is oh so feasible.
A real page turner.
The author picked a great adventure to describe. The story line is genuinely thought provoking and is why I completed the book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book actually freaked me out. Seems it wouldn't take much to reduce society to a real struggle. Very well written.Published 20 months ago by M. Myerscough
Great survival story with excitement, terror and emotion. One to stir the most basic of all instincts- family protection and survival!Published 21 months ago by NMJ
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