All Fall Down

eBook - 2012
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All of North America is covered in ash after the eruption in Yellowstone, and Colin Ferguson's family is scattered across the United States. With food running low and cities uninhabitable, can they hope to survive long enough for what's left of civilization to rebuild?
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9781101611777
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: All fall down

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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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