Book Review – One Second After

One Second AfterOne Second After by William R. Forstchen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I had originally given this book 4 stars, but I downgraded my rating after thinking about it for a while. The book itself is fairly well written, though I had problems with the fact that it telegraphs a lot of what will happen pretty early on. The bigger problem I had with it is that it presents itself as a realistic depiction of the aftermath of an EMP attack on the United States. While I do not fault the author on logistical details (breakdown of communication, short supplies of food and medicine), the author is very cynical in his writing, which often moves the story past a “worse case scenario” to something a bit too over dramatic to accept.

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About chyrondave

Avid comic reader, amateur writer, music fan, and someone with opinions, lots of opinions.

Posted on September 10, 2012, in Books, Media, Personal, Reviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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