I recently finished reading Joe Nobody’s new novel, Apocalypse Drift. The book deals with the aftermath of an economic collapse, that was triggered by a cyber attack. We see the main characters’ struggle for survival in the ensuing chaos. I don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but instead share my impressions of the book.
Too Close for Comfort
The backdrop of the story, with the economy already weak and a formerly upper middle class family caught in a downward spiral had me thinking about real events and real people. The characters are well defined and their predicament is believable. I could not help but look at parallels with current headlines.
The story moves along at a good clip and the book is hard to put down. I spent all my free time reading it and finished it in a couple of days.
Now for the minuses
I have to admit that since I am not into sailing, I rushed through some of the nautical descriptions as this is not something I personally can relate to.
The book describes a possible solution to the economic ills, which sounds plausible to me, however, I cannot see things getting resolved as quickly as they did in the book. Perhaps I am more pessimistic, but that’s just me.
A Worthwhile Read
I enjoyed the story overall. The events described are realistic and well thought out. As an after effect of reading a Joe Nobody book, I started revisiting my own preparations mentally and double-checking my emergency plans. And that is always a good thing.
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- What is your favorite Joe Nobody book and why?
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