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Not too bad
on 24 August 2013
The premise of a massive EMP burst is a good one. The stories of characters struggling in their own worlds where technology and society breaks down is also good. However, the biggest glaring error that jumps out at me is the impossible idea of a grand Islamic military alliance with all the Arab nations and Iran in it. To be fair to the author, he is not the only author of fiction to write a contemporary or near future war thriller to make this mistake. The Shia v Sunni issue just seems insurmountable to me.
The kind of prose in some places seems over simple and "clunky" though and the right wing US bias preaching becomes rather tedious. I shall always be grateful that I don't live in a society where I can buy an assault carbine alongside a pint of milk.