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on 1 November 2013
This was my second Christopher Nuttall book after being totally hooked by A Cowards Way Of War and I was a bit disappointed. The basic idea of the plot is great - survival after global nuclear war - but there are far too many unexplained parts of the survival. Goodness knows how thousands of folk lived for months with no power, no fuel, no new medical supplies, and only farm foods etc - and how they found all the arms & ammunition! To my mind the book would have been a far better read if Christopher had concentrated more on the processes by which the survivors sourced or manufactured power, fuel, the essentials of life, food etc and less on the 'action'. The whole thing would then have been more believable and enjoyable.
Maybe I'm being too critical (I am a retired engineer so the details of the processes would have interested me) but I'm just saying it as I found it. Was glad to get to the end of the book - exactly the opposite of A Cowards Way.