When an electromagnetic pulse disables most electronics in Hawaii, it threatens to cause mass death -- a prospect too horrible for people to accept. Biologist Anne Gardner must fight their denial, and time, to get them to accept the simplest solution of all: a decision the entire world may soon be forced to make....
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Lights Out Reviews
I feel that I should start out this review with the acknowledgment that I am not a fan of scientifically driven fiction of any kind. I'm more a paranormal fiction fan. Yet, I did enjoy this book immensely (aside from the heavier scientific elements). Fortunately, for me, most of the scientific elements were neatly buried and/or augmented by endearing life struggles as a result of a disaster of a "post-apocalyptic" nature - forcing people to come to terms with a new way of life. In the beginning, I did not like the MC, Anne, as I found her to be an incredibly obnoxious know-it-all who's mouth & actions seemed to create more problems than they solved. As the story progressed, I found her to be less obnoxious and more endearing. Most of the side stories through out were poignant and touching. A couple of them even made me cry which is a testament to excellent character & story development. In the end, I really felt for the characters and their suffering. The plot took some interesting turns - there were a few that I knew were coming but there were others that came out of left field. The first 50 pages moved rather slowly for me for two reasons - 1. setting the stage for the rest of the story and 2. Anne's obnoxious behaviors were a little hard to swallow. After that, the story picked up pace and Anne became less of a burden to read about. By page 175, the story really picked up speed and the meat of it came into being. The rest of the book, from there on out, was a quick action & emotion-filled read. While this book is very heavy in its scientific and ecological premises that easily place it into the sci-fi & speculative fiction genres, it is also realistic fiction with a very worthwhile message about life, the lifestyles we lead and our will to survive. I'm already looking forward to the sequel.
Fast-paced, visual and very thought-provoking. My husband read it and loved it and my mother, who isn't a big reader, says she's really "into it." Well done, Brad!