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Going Home Paperback – 28 Nov 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 386 pages
  • Publisher: XLIBRIS (28 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479743232
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479743230
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,768,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

A. Americanhas been involved in prepping and survival communities since the early 1990s. An avid outdoorsman, he has a spent considerable time learning edible and medicinal plants and their uses as well as primitive survival skills. He currently resides in Florida with his wife of more than twenty years and his three daughters. He is the author ofGoing Home, Surviving Home, Escaping Home, Forsaking Home, andResurrecting Home.angeryamerican.net" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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This book is about a bloke who revels in his own preparedness and upon wishing for a SHTF event everyday finally gets one. He thens walks home and meets lots of sterotypes along the way. He also seems to describe everything he uses in terms of the Brand, which is odd. He has very detailed meals from MRES and goes into lots of detail about how they are cooked. Lastly the guy has zero tolerance. He shoots first and asks questions later.
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I was really impressed with this book! It's the best book I've read in the whole 'survival/end of the world' sub genre. I'll not go into recounting the content of the story as you can get that from the description, but I really cared about the main character and the sub characters. I found it really easy to read too with down to earth writing style that I could relate too.

One of the things I liked about this book was that the main character is supposed to be an average joe, not some Rambo veteran who we can't relate to. With this said, I do feel that the book tries to build him up to be far more of a silent hero than necessary, but that's just a niggle.

All in all, I found it really entertaining. Nothing ground breaking, but just a good solid survival novel about a guy on a long journey to get back to his family in a country without electricity where simple resources are fast becoming scarce and things are pretty lawless.
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OK as a work of fiction, but not very well written and excessive reference to branded products. Was the author sponsored by prepper product brands in the writing of this I wonder?

Also many feet of typeface devoted to description of meals consumed, and these descriptions made little contribution to the plot.

Too many untied ends at the finish of this book, very transparently driving sales of the following volume Surviving Home....

Having read all three volumes so far published, not one ends in a satisfactory way for me. After volume three I will not be wasting any more money or time in reading books from this author.
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Whoa, just going to azon to check the pubdate on this and wow, what a diverse reaction in the reviews! It's got a strong 4 star rating with close to 800 reviews at this point in time so do I need to add another review, not really, but my impression anyway :-) This is a cross between post-apocalyptic and survivalist fiction. The end of the world as we knew it as experienced by a few preparedness/survivalist/gung-ho/ex-military types and their families. Nothing wrong with that! Sounded interesting to me but a bit different from the usual dystopian post apocalypse novel being turned out today. The scariness comes in knowing that these events and the way people in general react to them are realistic. This could happen. This is definitely aimed at men, whatever the opposite of chick lit is, that's what this is, barely a female present and testosterone oozing from the pages. I haven't read anything like it since back in the day when I sampled a couple of Mack Bolan (The Executioner) books LOL This read like an action movie for me; I could visualize it as it happened. Lots of action and violence. I mean the main guy kills three people before the book's barely started and they were "justifiable". All the good guys kill bad guys all over the place and they are always "justifiable". Really over the top, action hero movie violence. If this was a serious book, these actions would be deplorable but set within this fictional world it was a lot of fun. I didn't like either of the young men who were trying to get back to their wives and kids but Sarge was a mean old coot with a heart in their somewhere and he's the only character I actually liked. Anyway, this is one of those books, I'll say I loved, not for any literary merit but simply because it gave me an adrenaline rush and it was fun. I have the second book on my Kindle and will be reading it soon.
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An "event" leaves Morgan a keen survivalist stranded miles from home. The story describes the adventure, danger and the gear he uses during his journey home. I have rated the book with 3 stars normally it would be a 4 star book but the overuse of acronyms and branding has killed off that star. Morgan joins forces with some others also seeking to go home, building friendships and together confronting all the hurdles placed along their route. Very little background is given as to how the event happened and the causes, I suspect this maybe reserved for the second book "Surviving Home". Overall it is a good story however you are distracted by the specialist indulgence.
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I was very intrigued to read this book as I wondered how many different events could happen on the way home for Morgan - and there were many!
I was pleasantly surprised how fast this book read and how all the main characters were believable for me. I also liked the comedy element that some of the characters had.
I liked the way the book finished as it was not on a cliff hanger which can be frustrating, but it did make me want to read more.

Look forward to reading Surviving Home.
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Enjoyed the pace of this book & the story line it was easy to immerse yourself in to the situation the main character found himself in. Look forward to a sequel.
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