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Old 03-28-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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I think the "Going Home" series by A. American is good. Its from a prepper's viewpoint after an EMP attack, but I found it entertaining.
https://www.goodreads.com/series/107392
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:26 PM
 
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I think the "Going Home" series by A. American is good. Its from a prepper's viewpoint after an EMP attack, but I found it entertaining.
https://www.goodreads.com/series/107392
I read the first 3 or 4 of those. The rest are on my list but between moving and finding other books I have't finished them yet. Another series I liked was the Ashes series by William Johnstone
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:26 PM
 
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I've just finished a lovely little post-apocalyptic book by Peter Heller: The Dog Stars...I enthusiastically recommend it.






I just finished reading "The Dog Stars" by Peter Heller. I'm sorry but I did not care for it. The writing was too artsy and choppy for me. I felt like I was reading a novel for a school book report....one in which I was going to be tested on. The writing was just not the style I like to read for entertainment.

Okay. We had it as an audiobook and it wasn’t hard to follow.
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I’m glad to have found this thread again, since I just gained access to a top-notch library system. I will be looking up all of your recommendations.
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:18 AM
 
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To add to the list of the suggestions...

An oldie but one that I remember unsettling me quite a bit - James Herbert's The Rats trilogy.

Also, Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro series.
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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I really enjoyed Stephen King's "The stand". Also made into a good movie.
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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A classic from 1951, Day of the Triffids by Wyndham.

More recently, Sea of Rust by Cargill. An interesting twist on post apocalyptic dystopian future.

Mentioned earlier in the thread, but worth mentioning again because it is superb, is A Canticle for Leibowitz.

SM Stirling does some ok books. His Island in the Sea of Time trilogy is not bad. He has a spin-off series starting with Dies the Fire which is ok for the first book or two, but then simply becomes tediously cheesy.
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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I just read Swan Song by Robert R McCammon which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I agree that McCammon's Swan Song is an excellent read
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:34 AM
 
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I think the "Going Home" series by A. American is good. Its from a prepper's viewpoint after an EMP attack, but I found it entertaining.
https://www.goodreads.com/series/107392
SPOILER ALERT!

I just read the first novel, and I thought it was okay although overly "macho" and way too much detail given about guns and survival equipment.

However, one thing that has always puzzled me about the idea of the U.S. government wanting to get rid of those citizens who prefer to be self-supporting, and instead have only a totally government-dependent populace is -- WHY? Do some people truly think that the so-called "elite" have a plan in place to make millions of people their serfs/slaves? Although the books didn't actually come out and say this, it was very strongly implied.

(I am asking those questions seriously, btw.)
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:55 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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DH and I both love books that deal with what happens after TEOTWAWKI.

Books we liked:

Alas Babylon
Earth Abides
One Second After

Please suggest works we might not have read. Thanks!
Darkness Begins: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller (After the EMP Book 1) by Harley Tate
Darkness Grows (After the EMP #2)
Darkness Rises (After the EMP #3)
Chaos Comes (After the EMP #4)


Seabound (Seabound Chronicles #1)
Seaswept (Seabound Chronicles, #2)
Seafled (Seabound Chronicles #3)


Land (Stranded #1)
Sea (Stranded #2)


Going Home(The Survivalist #1)by A. American
Surviving Home (Going Home #2)
Escaping Home (The Survivalist, #3)
Forsaking Home (The Survivalist, #4)
Resurrecting Home (The Survivalist, #5)
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