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299 days book series

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Lone Kimono, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Lone Kimono

    Lone Kimono

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    For those of you who like survival fiction you should check this series out. It just started a few weeks ago and there are 8 more coming out (book 2 is already out).

    This is book one
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    Just started it a couple of days ago
     

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    quake Millennium Member

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    Thanks for the link; I hadn't heard of it before. I started the first one this weekend, and while it does have some of the inevitable self-published issues, the author comes across as a non-emotional, long-term prepper. A surprising number of times in there, there are phrasings and other little things that sound to me like things I'd say myself. I use the cautionary phrase to not be "I-told-you-so-guy" and that exact phrase is in the book more than once; the realization of the main character that while some folks may never be comfortable with prepping - even when faced with simple logic - that doesn't make them evil (or even stupid), and those same people can still be completely worth helping regardless.

    Thanks again for the link.
     
  4. GlenTate

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    I'm the author of 299 Days. Thanks for reading it. Here is the web site if anyone needs more info: http://www.299Days.com

    Lots and lots of five-star reviews from readers on Amazon. This book series is different than most prepper novels because (1) there is only a partial collapse, not a total one, and (2) the characters are real people, not superheroes or super villains.

    PS: To prove how real things are, the main characters carry Glocks!
     
  5. Lone Kimono

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    Sure thing, I'm glad you liked it! I enjoy god S&P books.

    Are you moving on to book two? I heard three and four will be out in November.
     
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    quake Millennium Member

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    Haven't finished #1 yet, but will likely read the others; as long as #1 stays as good as it is through the end & doesn't go someplace idiotic like the turner diaries & such. Don't expect it will, I'm two-thirds or so thru it and it would have likely shown up by this point.
     
  7. Sgt. Rambo

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    Hey Glen!!! Congrats!! I've got two SP novels out myself... My Avatar is the first one of them. I'm going to be getting your first one later today!! Congrats again!! I look forward to reading.
     
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    Read through Book 1 pretty quickly and it was good enough that I bought book 2. (These were both Kindle editions that I downloaded to my PC using the free Kindle software download on the Amazon home page) I was disappointed the second book was smaller than the first but it was also cheaper. Definitely hooked and wished more chapters were available sooner rather than later
     
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    Welcome Sir to GlockTalk.com!:wavey:
     
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    quake Millennium Member

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    Any tentative schedule on books 3+ release?

    Thanks
     
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  11. Lone Kimono

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    I've heard him say two more will come out in November :)
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I just finished the latest two books in the series and plan on reading them again. Lots of really useful/practical information. They are really worth checking out.
     
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    I've read the first three. They're great but I do wish they were a bit thicker for the money.

    Maybe I'm just a cheap bastard...lol
     
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    MikeLadner DILLIGAFF?

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    I've read the first three. Don't think I'll be buying more. The editing is pretty rough for one thing. Yes I realize it's self published or whatever, but still.

    Second, the writing can be really repetitive. I don't need to hear how someone used to feel strange being a prepper and now is thankful 5 times in 100 pages, and I don't need to read about home someome feels secure because they have an AR on them, and how it's becoming strange to see someone NOT with a gun, or _________________________ (enter situation here) only to hear about it again in the next chapter, from the same person, about the same people.

    I applaud the author for his efforts, for the most part I've enjoyed the books, but at $10-14 a volume, no thanks. Not for something that could have been published in one larger book for $40, or several less volumes, if not for the repetitive writing.

    JMHO
     
  19. dukeblue91

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    I like the series and can't wait for the next one.
    This is the only problem I have, the long wait between the books.
    I'd rather he had just written one big one so that I could have finished it.
     
  20. Lone Kimono

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    I think the next two come out sometime in the next two months, but I could be wrong.