If the power grid were to collapse while you are far from home on a road trip, how would you handle it? That is the premise of Going Home: A Novel of Survival by A. American. Going Home is the first book of the series, followed by Surviving Home and Escaping Home.
Going Home has a very believable story. Morgan Carter, the main character, thought he was going on a quick business trip and was on his way home when all electronics just stop. His car stalls, his cell phone dies and all transactions become “cash only” as stores are unable to process electronic transactions. His trip quickly turns into a struggle to survive as he tries to get home from 250 miles away. The scenario is actually one of my fears as a prepper: being far from home and family when a disaster happens.
Morgan is a regular guy, an everyday prepper. He is prepared, in terms of a “get home” bag, but he is not a super hero nor has any extraordinary training. In short, many readers can easily relate to him. The environment and political climate described in the book are also very plausible, and close to reality.
The events in the book move along at a constant pace and keeps you riveted in what happens.
I think if we had to choose what we didn’t like about it, it would be that some of the characters were a bit too trusting and friendships were struck too quickly. I believe people would be more reserved in real life, but that is just me. Except for this minor issue, I have no misgivings about the book and highly recommend it to everyone.
Mr. Apt Prepper actually read this book before I did, and told me his opinion about the book: he could not put it down. He thorough enjoyed the story and also appreciated the survival skills described, as well as details about the equipment contained in the bug-out bag. He has finished all three books in a matter of days.
Now for the giveaway…
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