The Great Collapse

The Great Collapse

by Jeff W. Horton
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mamamaxine More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and can't wait for the sequel! Mr. Horton sets up his characters in great detail, and more importantly, they are very believable. It's obvious that he has done his research into the potential dangers of unstable solar energy, and the technical details regarding the secret weapon are also impressive. Most importantly, the story is told from a Christian perspective, and the characters faith is challenged on a daily basis. On the other hand, it is not preachy, so persons who may not share the religious beliefs would still find it an extremely good read!
ejc1214 More than 1 year ago
What if one morning you got up and you went to take a shower and no water came out and your coffee pot did not brew your morning coffee. These are two of the luxuries that we taken for granted but would be a reality if we did not have electricity. Imagine that nothing with a motor that you own works. How would that change your life? This is what The Great Collapse is all about. It gives you an insight on how things could be and how human beings will behave. The riveting characters and storyline make this a hard to put down book leaving you wanting for the sequel.
L_Kittles More than 1 year ago
A superbly written book about the remarkable power of the human will to survive at the core of the story. It is so vividly detailed that it will leave you wanting more long after the final page is read! The characters are so diverse that everyone will find someone with whom they can relate. It makes you thankful for the modern technology that we so thoughtlessly take for granted and wonder how you would survive if "The Pulse" actually would occur today.....
Sanz71 More than 1 year ago
Its difficult to describe this book without delving too deeply in the story and giving away key details, so I will try to stay generalised in this review and not actually name so many names in incidents I mention. Initially I thought this was going to be a tad slow for me and perhaps a little too political, but upon getting further into the book you realise the beginning politics explanations are setting the scene for what happens next, why it happens and how people respond to it. The beginning is the story of the EMP being made, yet not fully tested, and Politicians and the like wanting to rush the process, the EMP is then stolen by the worst people possible, terrorists who plan to use it against America. However when they use it a natural phenomenon is occurring which intensifies the EMP and Solar Flare that causes the whole world to lose electricity. All electricity is destroyed by the EMP and Solar Flare Effect. Everyone goes to bed one evening where things are normal, then the next day there's no electricity, then a couple of days after there's no running water, shops close and are looted for what little they have in them. The Great Collapse is a very thought provoking book, could you live without electricity and batteries? Do you realise that water stations use computers/electricity to get the water to your tap? Its the unseen/unnoticed electricity uses that we would all miss the most. Sure you may live near a river/lake but would you know how to purify the water to drink it safely? Could you hunt and kill animals to eat? how would you survive with little medical care? There's no central heating to keep warm or air conditioning to keep cool. What about there being no police force any more as there's no communications network left.... its literally every man, woman, and child for themselves. Would you stay in your home? How would you get food? Would you travel to the rural areas with rivers and lakes and water? Would you survive?This book deals with these many questions and even more. It follows certain main characters and their efforts to in some cases fight their way back to their families and try to get to a safe place before the real madness begins! The book has tales of kindness a former jail-mate who because of the EMP has escaped to take revenge on the man who in his opinion betrayed him to the law, so you would say this man is a bad man yet he does kindnesses along his journey, you follow his change within his physical journey. The book also shows the bad where grown men hold knives to a young mothers throat for the food and water she has just found for her children. You certainly see the good and bad in society. You also follow the journey of the President of the america and his attempts with other men religious and theologists to save books and knowledge for the future when the EMP and The Effect has finally passed, though no one can truly say when that will be. As you get further into the book you follow a group of people who have literally "met along the way" from escaping the city who are trying to build a homestead which by sheer luck really ends up turning into a small community. I loved the descriptions, the characters, the suspense and danger. the feud between two characters that ends sadly. I loved the hope within the community that is in the processes of being built when you leave the story at the end of the book. Would I recommend it YES! Would I read bk2 YES, WOULD LOVE TO. I really enj
deaconman More than 1 year ago
The Great Collaspe tells the story of man without his technology. When we consider the world today, could we survive without our everyday technological gadgets we depend so heavily upon? The book blends politics, intrigue, science, religion, sociology and fiction in a web of interesting stories and distressing real-world possibilities. It should appeal to everyone on some level, and will draw you in and lure you to a reality that may well be in our future. A must-read!