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Sunday, February 12, 2012

What Came AfterWhat Came After by Sam Winston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ever since reading Stephen King's The Stand I've been a fan of post-apocalyptic stories. This book reminded me more of Robert R. McCammon Swan Song, it was nuclear war that cause the post-apocalyptic fall out not some supernatural entity or some strange disease. I think Sam Winston really paints a dark and terrifying portrait of where we're going. Scary and uplifting at the same time.
What makes his book unique is the source of the trouble is all too real, making this a stunning and provocative expication of what might yet come to pass. He had even added in the down fall of our economy as what I see as a starting point, it's disheartening to look at ourselves in this light. I think everyone should read this book and take this journey with Weller and his daughter to find redemption amidst the ruin. This could be exactly where we are headed as a mass consumption nation that wallows in our gross negligence. I can only hope that this book will lend some insight, and appreciation for what we have as species. Possibly we can find a resolution and try to put a stop to this before there's no way back.

Sam Winston has a beautiful writing style, which might sound odd since he's writing about such a brutal and ugly topic. I Highly recommend this book it's an unforgettable read. This will possibly cause thought provoking conversation, and compelling arguments. His writing by it's self is thought provoking and engaging. You won't be able to put it down once you've started, you will probably stay up late just to finish this book in one sitting.

I received this book as a free book from Goodreads. I plan on convincing my friends to read it as soon as possible to I have someone to discuss it with.

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