If you’re looking for a fun to read book that’ll pass a few hours this weekend, consider reading Last Stand: Surviving America’s Collapse (Kindle ed.) by William H. Weber. At only $3.99 you’d be hard pressed to go wrong here. If, however, you’d prefer a paperback copy, it’s less than $10.
Personally, I had a good time reading it this past weekend and, though, I don’t get to read for pleasure much anymore I wound up reading the entire book in one night! I hadn’t planned on doing so but it was entertaining enough to keep me page turning. 🙂
Here’s the Amazon description so you get an idea of the story:
“John Mack, a prepper and former soldier, struggles to save his family and community after an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) takes out the country’s electrical grid. With most electronics, communications and transportation destroyed in a matter of seconds, the nation quickly collapses into anarchy.
For John and the other residents of Willow Creek Drive, the breakdown of social order throws them back to the 1800s. As the community tries to come together, a powerful outside force appears that threatens their survival. Will John’s years of military and prepping experience be enough to keep them safe?
Mixing tons of useful prepping tips into an action-packed story, Last Stand: Surviving America’s Collapse, is a must-read for any fans of survival fiction.”
Like the description says, am EMP changes life as they know it and you get to experience firsthand how a block of neighbors pull together to survive and content with troublesome “outside forces.” Honestly, I can see things going very similar to this in a post-SHTF EMP scenario and so it was interesting to read another’s take on the topic.
With that in mind, I did notice quite a few prepping tips spaced throughout the book. They were presented in such a way as to not be a “how to” manual so don’t expect any of that. Assuming you’ve been prepping for any length of time then I’m sure much of what you read will make you smile.
I can say that I did like the initial twist that’s really the premise behind the whole book. Without giving it obviously away the main character, John, and his family had to make a decision that they didn’t expect to make early on. I think it just goes to show that no matter how well you plan for things or what you expect to do during a true SHTF emergency, plans can and do change and you’ve got to be able to roll with it.
Ultimately, Last Stand: Surviving America’s Collapse (Kindle ed.) was fun to read but also exposes the sad reality of what life could well be like after an EMP event. It’s sobering to think about. Regardless, the book is still a fun read and if you’re looking for a new survival novel to get your hands on, try this one.