All Fall Down

Book - 2012
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In Supervolcano: Eruption , one of nature's most destructive forces released its ferocity on an unsuspecting world. Now, New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove reveals how the survivors of the disaster adapt to their new environment...

In the aftermath of the supervolcano's eruption in Yellowstone Park, North America is covered in ash. Farmlands cannot produce food. Machinery has been rendered useless. Cities are no longer habitable. And the climate across the globe grows colder every day.

Former police officer Colin Ferguson's family is spread across the United States, separated by the catastrophe, and struggling to survive as the nation attempts to recover and reestablish some measure of civilization...  
Publisher: New York : ROC, c2012.
ISBN: 9780451464811
Characteristics: 405 p. ;,24 cm.


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Mar 15, 2016

While I'm a big Turtledove fan, this series is, as someone else put it, a dud.

My main problem is how little trouble this "mega disaster" causes. I wouldn't be surprised if the USA was in as bad of shape in ten or fifteen years WITHOUT such a disaster. With it, multiply the problems portrayed in this series by 50. I do wonder if, perhaps, that might have been the authors intent: Here's your near future and how to live in it, rather than anything to do with a big event.

My second biggest is that even with things being so (relatively) soft the book mostly follows folks who have it even softer... In terms of his war books: Rather than the equivalent of "front line" soldiers AND the home front, this book is just the home front. On the rare occasions when a character gets somewhere rough, they get back to soft (dull) land pretty quick.

Aug 25, 2013

A rare miss for the author. Who knew the end of the world would be this boring?

May 29, 2013

This is a great sequel to Supervolcano: Eruption, I could almost believe it had happened and the consequences for the world in general were pretty believable. If this eruption were to occur in our lifetime, this book is practically a blueprint for how people would be affected. I really got caught up in the individual stories played out against the bigger picture. I hope there will be a sequel in this series. Harry Turtledove is a master of the Alternate History/World genre. Days after finishing this book, I still find myself thinking about the characters and wondering how their individual stories will play out.

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