Book Review: Collapse by Richard Stephenson
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As you may
have guessed, I have almost no time at all to just sit down and
read a book. I have a huge stack of non-fiction, survival related
books, and theyre sitting right where I put them.
have time to take a shower and make myself presentable each day,
much less wile away the hours with my nose in a book.
This is why
its such a delight to happen upon a book, purely by chance,
that grabs my attention from the first page and keeps me entertained
through the last.
by Richard Stephenson is that type of book.
Richard never had big dreams of becoming a novelist and Collapse
is his first book, based on his musings of what it would take for
America to collapse. It isnt a cheery book, but its
gritty, realistic, and definitely held my attention.
with ADD, that says a lot!
As the book
opens, America has been hit with a second Great Depression that
has devastated the economy, a killer hurricane that has reduced
Florida to third world status, and a vicious, ongoing war with the
Empire of Iran. America is crippled and the President faces enemies
within his own administration.
introduces us to three main characters. First is Howard Beck: billionaire,
genius, close friend to the current President, and affected by Aspergers
Syndrome. Richard was smart to introduce this character first because
everything about Howard is, well, really eccentric, and I kept turning
page after page, just to learn more about this guy!
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