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"One Second After" by William Forstchen

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by unclecharlie, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. unclecharlie

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    Anybody else read it? Anybody else think it might be one of the scariest fictional books you've ever read? EMP attacks, implosion of infrastructure, etc, etc.

    Discuss.
     
  2. GlocknSpiehl

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    Good book. Shows the huge ramifications if it ever happens.
     
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    I liked it. The downside is that you will spend more on ammo and feed your dog more.
     
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    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    Wow, funny this should come up. Just finished reading it a week ago, thought it was so good I passed it along to my brother in law. Not ashamed to say there were parts that ALMOST brought me to tears.
     
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    Oops, my fault. I didn't realize this topic had already been done. Still an eye-opener, though.

    -Charlie
     
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    SixGlocks ... make that 7

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    I enjoyed it too. Hard to put it down. :cool:
     
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    I finished OSA yesterday, found it very believable. I don't feel so weird having generators and radios in a Faraday cage.
    .....and I liked the line about, "I was wrong about cigarettes being currency, it turned out to be .22 ammo".
     
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    Read it a couple months back. Since then I have tripled my 'backup' supplies of diabetes medicine. And also bought a LOT more .22 cartridges.

    Ronaldo - a taco a day keeps the skinnies away...
     
  11. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    I read it about 4 or 5 months ago, and thought it was fantastic. There were three parts that nearly moved me to tears. I'm not sure how viable the EMP theory is. I know that nukes create them, but there's debate as to whether it would cripple modern civilization or not.
     
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    I'm bringing this thread back to thank you fellas for recommending One Second After by William Forstchen. :wavey:

    I picked up a copy from the library and finished it last night. It's an awesome story, well written and frighteningly believable. I agree it is a book every American should read. I'm anxious for my wife to read it because I want her on board to think about and better prepare for an emergency situation in whatever form it may take. She's in a small book club of lady friends and I'd like to know their reaction to the story.

    In many ways I've prepared for such a situation but the story is a real eye opener as to our vulnerability and how we can become better prepared. Our family probably has enough food and most other supplies for six or eight months. The water situation is somewhat secure and I have ammo to last a lifetime, mostly. The greatest challenge may come from the marauders, and with turning neighbors into effective allies. Anyway, the book has focused my thinking.

    Btw, I also checked out the CD audio version of the book. It's well done and I'm "reading" the book in that form too. Highly recommended!
     
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    Reading it right now actually.
     
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    I liked Lights Out better.