“One Second After” is a novel by William Forstchen that tells the tale of a town in the carolinas that must deal with the effects of an EMP attack that destroys the entire electrical infrastructure of the United States. This book deals with some issues that are normally glossed over in survival fiction, such as disease, and what issues can arise when hygiene and medical services are suddenly returned to civil war era. Overall it was a decently entertaining read, if not a tad perfunctory in some aspects. The author’s focus on bureaucratic central planning at the town level over individual decision making didn’t suit my personal tastes, but it didn’t detract from the overall experience too much. I would have liked to see the world he created fleshed out a little more, because despite the normal length of this book, not all that much happens. Worth reading if you are into survival and prepping, probably not as interesting if you are just looking for general fiction and aren’t into survival/prepping.
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