Preppers Road March Paperback – 15 Jun 2011
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Like other readers have pointed out, it would benefit greatly with some additional editing. One of the upsides of Kindle is that any author can publish anything. The downside is that there is no editor to catch the mistakes. I'd suggest the author go on Elance (or any other crowdsourcing site) and hire an editor to take a pass at the manuscript. With a little polishing, it could be a bestseller.
That said, it's still a great story and well worth reading.
was the page
formatting. No matter what I did with my Kindle page
settings it was
still there -- every other line on the "page" was only a few words long.
Yes, just like I
am doing it in this review! No joke. I even downloaded the
next book in
the Trilogy to see if it was formatted just as poorly but I
author figured it out. Another annoyance were all therunonwords!
Also, there are
miss- placed hy- phens through out.The poor page layout ruins any
interest, fun and relaxation
I was hoping for in this book -- it is down right painful to
read just a few pages.
Come on, didn't you proof the formatting before publishing?
The broken lines,
therunonwords and the hyphens have made this unbearable. I will
try to finish
the book and see if the story compensates for this horrendous page layout.
No kidding, the way I wrote is review is what you get.
While this book is a work of fiction, it is chock full of survival tips and ways to accomplish basic necessities (e.g., starting a fire, creating a make shift pack to carry provisions you find along the way, purifying water, etc.) You can barely turn two pages without learning another thing you'd need to know if you were caught away from your preps.
More importantly, for me anyway, this book changed how I'll approach business travel (which I have to do from time to time). When I book a hotel from now on, I'll make sure it is on my walking route home from wherever I'm working (rather than in the opposite direction - a mistake the protagonist makes in this book which puts him in the pickle he must find his way out of). When you read a book that changes the way you'll approach a particular prep, you know you've struck gold.
There are many preparedness books that are non-fiction, which contain a lot of detailed information, but I think the advantage of a fictional work, such as "Preppers Road March," is that if you are caught without your reference library, a lot of things here are more likely to stick with you because you remember what the characters did in particular situations. This is easier than trying to remember the instructions in a chapter of a non-fiction book.
Finally, the characters are entertaining. As the protagonist makes his way home, he encounters some very interesting people and situations along the way. It isn't complete doom and gloom - there is a sense of humor in many of the characters and many funny moments. This all makes the book a fun read - much more interesting than just reading a non-fiction work on "what to do if." This is a book with a lot of meat that will stick to your ribs.
"Preppers Road March" is the first book in the "Prepper Trilogy. " The second is BUG OUT! Preppers on the move!: Bug out to live and eat after EMP. and then The Light in The Lake (Prepper Trilogies 3). I am definitely reading the other two! I recommend ordering all three - You don't want to wait once you finish the first.