This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
I finished reading Aftermath A Story of Survival in record time – it was that much of a page turner. In case you’re not familiar with her, the author, LeAnn Edmondson, writes The Homestead Dreamer where she chronicles her journey to a more self-sufficient life. Before I get too far, let me just give you an idea what this book is about:
When the picture of a dog taking a dump shows up on every computer and cell phone screen with the words, “IT Happens,” Jimmy Walker knew things would never be the same again. What he didn’t know was just how bad it would be. Bugging out to his cabin in the Manistee National Forest, Jimmy figured he would ride out the storm there. He knew there would be trouble from the criminal element and those who had not prepared but hadn’t counted on the United Nations moving in and gathering people up to be ‘relocated,’ too. Banding together with others in the valley, Jimmy works to meet the threats that seem to come from all directions at once. (from Amazon)
The action starts soon enough when “all hell breaks loose” at the plant where our main character works. By the end of the first chapter when Jimmy has to make a decision which direction to go, I knew I was hooked. I could place myself right at the crossroads and trying to figure out what to do next if I were in his shoes.
I don’t want to give away that story but this gives you an idea. I like the straightforward writing style and the steady clip of the story. Mr. Apt Prepper read it as well and he also enjoyed the book. I will say thought that we had a few spirited discussions in the Apt Prepper household, as we did not always agree about certain actions in the book. Mr. Apt Prepper felt the group took too much time planning the details of their rescue efforts; while I agreed with the characters in the book on how they proceeded. He also felt the women in the group, tended to get the upper hand in the decision making, and was just fine with that. We both agreed we would love to read more about these characters and hope to see more of the author’s work.
Aftermath will take hold of your imagination and not let go until you finish it. It is a good read and I recommend the book.
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