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  1. says:

          I feel a little guilty writing this as if in a million years the author might stumble across this but this might have been  the worst book I’ve ever actually completed  There were typos editorial errors shifting perspectives violations of omniscience  Really it served to make me appreciate how well written some of the other books I’ve read over the last year were I love these apocalyptic themes though  They're popular these days  I guess we all feel like things have been going too well progressing too uickly  Disasters like Katrina remind us how fragile civilization can be   Stephanie Erickson had some cool ideas and she thought of some elements that I wouldn’t have  Still the central catastrophe was pretty implausible  The characters were thin and she failed to capture the suspense she was going for  This one wasn’t for me  


  2. says:

    35 stars really I'm not sure why but I was a bit annoyed with her writing in the beginning It wasn't meshing with me well Although the story was good and kept me reading Either her writing improved after the first third of the book or I got over it I love the story line and was invested in the characters Molly and her husband is separated when the blackout happens You get sucked in with their struggles with surviving and with Gary trying to get back to Molly I'm not sure how I liked the ending though It seemed abrupt and incomplete You wanted just a little bit to wrap things up Maybe she will write a seuel? Over all it was a nice read that I surprisingly couldn't put down


  3. says:

    I'm a bit biased but Stephanie's book is really well put together It gives plenty of food for thought about what people would face with none of the luxuries we take for granted today One of Stephanie's strengths is in how she has her characters relate to each other They are portrayed seamlessly and the dialogue is especially realistic sometimes funny and totally believable This book flows easily and is a relatively uick read I highly recommend it


  4. says:

    I thought this was an excellent first book Interesting premise likeable characters realistic events etc It captured my interest and kept me reading I liked that there were events that did not always turn out well Real life does not always go smoothly especially in a situation like a widespread blackout I expect great things from this author and look forward to the next book


  5. says:

    I was anxious to read this after reading what it was about I haven't read many books like this The beginning didn't hold my attention I had to push myself through But then I got really into it and couldn't put it down I really like that it was based on a little community coming together to do the best they could to survive and either ride it out or start up a new way of life I enjoyed all the twists and turns Gary went through and even though I was expecting the end to happen like it did I still enjoyed the way it came together It was definitely a great read


  6. says:

    I liked the story line There were some interesting ideas of what may happen in a apocalyptic world but the book lacked depth the characters were shallow too nice Shame as I think it had potential


  7. says:

    Okay this book isn't that good The writing is terrible the perspective keeps shifting the dialogue is unrealistic the characters are one note the plot is predictable and someone needs to teach the writer how to show not tell Oh and for the most part the human characters don't seem to really represent the human race who starts building a wall around their town after only 10 days of a blackout? Why not go for help or to find out if anyone else knows anything? And in 4 months they never had anyone stop by to start trade or just looking for answers or something? Really? And don't get me started on the whole romance part which felt so shoehorned in it was ridiculous she can't go a few months without her husband before lusting after a guy 10 years her junior? Really?But even with all the flaws the book was strangely compelling For one thing even though it kind of hit you over the head with them some of the ideas and analysis of how humankind would react if it were to lose all power were interesting and even thought provoking Mixing the plot with discussions about literature was a nice touch who would have thought a discussion of Pride and Prejudice would be so apt in a post apocalyptic world? And even though the characters are all one note and Molly one of the two the main characters was something of an idiot you cared about themIn many ways this book deserves to receive a lower rating but it had so many redeeming ualities that I consider it a 35 It's bad while somehow being surprising and driving you forward I was compelled to finish because I really wanted to know how it ended And while the ending won't win any awards for daring or originality or even believability it was both effective and satisfyingSo do I recommend this book? Probably not but I wouldn't dissuade anyone from reading it either It's a mixed bag as a whole but individual parts are surprisingly good


  8. says:

    The Blackout is a poignant illustration of what our lives would be without technology shown through the lives of ordinary people While the strong bond between the main characters husband and wife Gary and Molly drives the plot some of the most moving moments come from the supporting cast I loved Molly’s interaction with the children in her class for example Their adaptability and insight gave hope to the daunting circumstances Jimmy Jean was another of my favorite characters He acted as a support and a sort of father figure to Molly and I realized by the end of the book that I had come to depend on him in much the same way Gary’s journey through the US on his way back to his wife gives other examples of how humanity might deal with such an extreme situation In his travels Gary encounters savagery military reactionism and in a few bright places unexpected kindness Molly’s community shows the same diversity in microcosm although they find a balance surprisingly well I can only hope that my community would show the same spirit in similar circumstancesOverall I found this a surprisingly hopeful and inspiring example of the “post apocalyptic” genre If you’re looking for bleak you won’t find it here but you will find a strong testimony to both the best and worst parts of human nature


  9. says:

    Vapid is the best word I can use to describe this book Predictable dull and way too similar to Pat Frank's Alas Babylon to be considered anything but a poor copy of that much superior and landmark novel The modern world shuts down but this two little communities don't run out of food at any time? Just a few vagabonds and thieves besetting the community Mere months to build a four mile wall around the community with no heavy euipment? And months after the event enough of the power grid remains in perfect shape so someone flicks a switch and the power comes back on? No maintenance and everything just works again? Yeah sure It's too bad The threat of an EMP is actually uite real but this fanciful portrayal of life after one is just far too unbelievable The characters don't help matters by being cardboard cutouts and the writing style is so leaden that a reader looks upon the advancing chapter numbers with the hope the next one will be the last And then to have the whole thing wrapped up in a very unsatisfactory coda well I probably won't be looking out for The Blackout II Electric Boogaloo anytime soon


  10. says:

    Fun read 35 stars Imagine our world if everything electric including batteries and cars everything just stopped That's the story here with main character Molly and her pilot hubby Gary who is stuck hundreds of miles away when The blackout occurs How does civilization survive or does it? Kinda slow in the middle but enjoyed the writing style and dialogue Wonder if there will be a seuel? I'd definitely read it 35 stars


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D supply or any long distance means of communication Without knowing the cause of the outage Gary must decide whether to wait for things to go back to normal or to make the long and dangerous journey home on foot Both must learn to survive after the Blackou. The Blackout is a poignant illustration of what our lives would be without technology shown through the lives of ordinary people While the strong bond between the main characters husband and wife Gary and Molly drives the plot some of the most moving moments come from the supporting cast I loved Molly’s interaction with the children in her class for example Their adaptability and insight gave hope to the daunting circumstances Jimmy Jean was another of my favorite characters He acted as a support and a sort of father figure to Molly and I realized by the end of the book that I had come to depend on him in much the same way Gary’s journey through the US on his way back to his wife gives other examples of how humanity might deal with such an extreme situation In his travels Gary encounters savagery military reactionism and in a few bright places unexpected kindness Molly’s community shows the same diversity in microcosm although they find a balance surprisingly well I can only hope that my community would show the same spirit in similar circumstancesOverall I found this a surprisingly hopeful and inspiring example of the “post apocalyptic” genre If you’re looking for bleak you won’t find it here but you will find a strong testimony to both the best and worst parts of human nature Winters Heat (Omega Boys, unexpected kindness Molly’s community shows the same diversity in microcosm although they find a balance surprisingly well I can only hope that my community would show the same spirit in similar circumstancesOverall I found this a surprisingly hopeful and inspiring example of the “post apocalyptic” genre If you’re looking for bleak you won’t find it here but you will find a strong testimony to both the best and worst parts of human nature

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The world is thrust into darkness and silence but no one knows why Molly is an English professor at a local liberal arts college when the world suddenly goes dark Her husband Gary is a corporate pilot on the other side of the country Grounded by what appear. 35 stars really I'm not sure why but I was a bit annoyed with her writing in the beginning It wasn't meshing with me well Although the story was good and kept me reading Either her writing improved after the first third of the book or I got over it I love the story line and was invested in the characters Molly and her husband is separated when the blackout happens You get sucked in with their struggles with surviving and with Gary trying to get back to Molly I'm not sure how I liked the ending though It seemed abrupt and incomplete You wanted just a little bit to wrap things up Maybe she will write a seuel Over all it was a nice read that I surprisingly couldn't put down Dahlia Black up Maybe she will write a seuel Over all it was a nice read that I surprisingly couldn't put down

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S to be a catastrophic power outage he has no way to communicate with his wife let alone get home to her Not knowing whether her husband is alive or dead Molly struggles to adapt to her new environment without power running water transportation a stable foo. I liked the story line There were some interesting ideas of what may happen in a apocalyptic world but the book lacked depth the characters were shallow too nice Shame as I think it had potential