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Old 02-15-2020, 07:19 AM
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With this corona virus going around a good, but very scary one to read now would be, "The Great Influenza" by John M. Barry.

it is about the Spanish flu outbreak. I read it several years ago and it scared the crap out of me then. It would be a true, non fiction horror story to read now.
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It has been suggested by people before that OSA makes more sense if you ever spent time in the east, which I never have. It may be cultural thing.

Dies the fire on the other hand is set in my backyard more or less with characters who I swear are based on people I actually know.
Good point, I liked OSA mostly because I am familiar with the town and the Interstate. I do furniture shopping in the town and drive the Interstate by it on my way east out of the mountains.
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I just finished Clark in the Past by Robert L Cavalier who I believe is a member on this page. I found the recommendation on one of the stickied posts. I’m currently reading Commune by Joshua Gayou and its good so far. I am adding everyone’s recommendations to a list on my phone to look for them. Books that are available on Kindle Unlimited get first look lol.
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I enjoyed the “As The World Dies” series by Rhiannon Frater. It’s zombies, not EMP or nuclear. I liked that it’s told from the women’s point of view.
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Downloaded the first Borrowed world book....ugh....24 hours after a couple dozen mooslims somehow bring down the entire grid we have drug addicts going after little old ladies with steak knives and our main character has shot a couple people..all the women are evil, druggies, or loyal housewives...all the men are "Hank Hill" or meth heads. Main character has tens of thousands of dollars of preps in his "daddy shack"....which his wife didn't know about...but which make her feel comforted...pure prepper porn.

Its Going Home with better editing....which almost makes it worse. But anyone who liked going home should eat this right up.

And people wonder why preppers get made fun of.
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I really enjoyed Earth Abides by George R Stewart.
Written in 1949 it has a little different approach to the apocalypse, but is a fantastic story with some real science thrown in for good measure.

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"It tells the story of the fall of civilization from deadly disease and its rebirth. The story was set in the United States in the 1940s in Berkeley, California and told by a character, Isherwood Williams, who emerges from isolation in the mountains to find almost everyone dead."
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I would recommend The Soldier’s Son by DC Bourone. It’s not so much about preps but history and the philosophy of the world. Which should make you prep... was “written” on here and another board before publication.

To each their own own on One second after series. I personally liked all the books. Makes you think.

If you want idea heavy scenarios, a lot of them absurd but entertaining, try Jerry D Young (or JDY)
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I would recommend The Soldier’s Son by DC Bourone. It’s not so much about preps but history and the philosophy of the world. Which should make you prep... was “written” on here and another board before publication.

To each their own own on One second after series. I personally liked all the books. Makes you think.

If you want idea heavy scenarios, a lot of them absurd but entertaining, try Jerry D Young (or JDY)

soldiers son is a great read. now i am jonesing for more...
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Red rising Pierce Brown. Dystopian SciFi and the two following.
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I have to agree that ONE SECOND AFTER and the others in the series were terrible. The "hero" is an idiot and would have died in a "real life" emergency in days, and everyone else with him. The list of mistakes, screw ups and general idiocy would take pages to list and describe. Basically just do the opposite of what he does and you won't go too far wrong.

He was supposed to have been in the military, yet gets every term or item wrong. Knows nothing (you can eat birds and squirrels?! WHO KNEW!). Funnels the travelers through town, and who knows how many of them would have been 100% improvements over him and his? Machinists, welders, firearms experts, farmers, gardeners, mechanics, machinery operators, etc., etc.? Don't know as he funnels them through. The waste of livestock, food, drugs, gardening space, etc., etc. drove me crazy. "We're Americans! We don't shoot wild dog packs that attack our children!", "We're Americans, we waste irreplaceable ammo!", "We're Americans, we waste irreplaceable drugs!", "We're Americans, we waste irreplaceable food!" "We're Americans, we waste..." the list is endless and horrifying. Horrible book.

THE ROAD - the only book that is absolutely too horrible for words. If the WRITER has no idea who, what. when, where, why, how (as he admitted in an interview) how am I supposed to figure this Hodge-podge of drivel out?! The kid should have been left to the cannibals and a useful, intelligent child saved. The stupidities here (and in the movie also too horrible for words!) are endless and breath taking in their WHAT IN THE NAME OF HEAVEN were they thinking?! The book is literally unreadable and the movie unwatchable.
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Currently on book three of the Commune series by Joshua Gayou and really enjoying them. It is a little more realistic imo about food and things and although the group has a nice piece of property and some basic items stored up, they still need to do a good bit of scavenging to make ends meet.
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If you're interested in military history, Osprey Publishing is giving away 5 free e-books each week for the next four weeks:

https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/Free_eBooks_week_1/
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