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Old 12-19-2009, 08:56 AM
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Have already given it to someone to read have three more people lined up wanting to read my copy after him.
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Great book!!! couldnt put it down.
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Thanks for the information on the books,,I will be looking for OSA at our local book store tomorrow,,,,SEMPER FI
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Great book!!! couldnt put it down.
this is definitely a book you cant put down once you start!
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I've "convinced" two families and another friend with the book... jolted them right into the grim reality.
Really wish I could get my husband to read it but he isn't a reader. If they make it into a movie, I might be able to get him to watch that with me. Ugh.
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I just finished the book on tape. you can download it at audible .com
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I read OSA and loaned it to my sister, I am trying to get immediate family into prepping so WE don't have to carry them when TSHTF. My sister read it in two days and said she cried several times. Now her husband is reading it.
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its good so far im up to the point Spolier alert!!

about the dogs getting hurt. im loving how bad it all is its like cancer on top of a goiter attached to a wart with a zit and then 3rd degree burns all over that.

keeps getting worse and worse. But it makes me feel more prepared when i see the worst that can happen.
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keeps getting worse and worse. But it makes me feel more prepared when i see the worst that can happen.
Yea, thats what held me, the 2 steps forward, 3 steps back.
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I finished reading it the other day. Very good book, and lie it has been said, sad at times. Fortschen really knows what he is doing when he is writing.
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so far two folks have read my copy and have one more lined up to read it.
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I would say that "One Second After" along with "How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It" by Rawles should be required reading for everyone, whether they are preppers or not. Because after reading both, you will want to be.

I did not like Patriots, as it was suppose to be a fiction book, yet it read like an instruction manual, but then again, that's what it's suppose to be.
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I just finished it last week for a 2nd time. Very good book.
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It's about time I re-read it...
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OSA was a great read. Like some others have said, good attention to detail and it really makes you think about the possibilities. Soon as I finished, my 16 yr old daughter started it and my wife is next in line. I guess my buddy wont be getting it back so soon.

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I think that one of the things that I have been oblivious to in prepping is how quickly people run out of food.

I think that it is a subject that many authors seem to gloss over or just avoid all together. I know that is the single most frightening point that I took out of the book.

Everyone is aware of the marauding bands of bad guys, no medical care, no electricity, no fuel, etc. Those are almost the "standard" issues during a SHTF event, but the food item really stuck.

I think that I have always lived under the illusion of scavenging for food. Like raiding empty stores, vehicles or houses for food when my emergency supply runs out.

As a result of this book I started to increase the type and amount of food that I store. I'm looking at addition ways to store foods (thanks to this site) and also what to store.

Fantastically disturbing book that I am now lending out to my friends!
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The people who reviewed the book who felt haunted by the knowledge, did that go away after a while?

I am thinking of reading it, but I really don't want to become all anxious so that I have an ulcer by the time I'm 30.
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The people who reviewed the book who felt haunted by the knowledge, did that go away after a while?

I am thinking of reading it, but I really don't want to become all anxious so that I have an ulcer by the time I'm 30.
Like so many things after a while the "haunting" dies off. I found "One Second After" to be the best of the breed, at least of what I've read (Alas Babylon, Unintended Consequences, Patriots, Turner Diaries, Lucifer's Hammer and One Second After). The others were too military oriented and not enough consequences oriented. The one recurring theme is that of "community". They all hammer home the idea that an individual or family is pretty much doomed in the long term. It will take a community working together to survive for any length of time. If the work doesn't overtake you, outside forces will overwhelm you...

By all means read One Second After. Again it's "best of breed" in my book...

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The people who reviewed the book who felt haunted by the knowledge, did that go away after a while?

I am thinking of reading it, but I really don't want to become all anxious so that I have an ulcer by the time I'm 30.
Just keep in mind that although it may be an educated speculation... it's still fiction based on a worst case scenario. At the end of the day it's still entertainment, not a documentary. It's good that it gets people thinking, but a fictional story about an event that never happened based on an educated speculation of the worst possible situation if it did is not "knowledge".
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I just wanted to say thank you all for info on the great reads. I have a few books but, am looking forward to getting a few more.
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