Book Review: One Second After

It's been a while since i wrote a book review, not because I haven't been reading but because I just haven't made the time to write about it. However the latest book I read One Second After by William R Forstchen was one book I really felt the need/urge to write about. One Second After is a book about an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) attack on the United States and what the coming hours, days, months, and years would be like if we were attacked. The book is told through the eyes of an ex military man who has turned into a college professor who has two daughters.

What I loved about One Second After wasn't all about just understanding what would happen in the event of an EMP attack but also understanding human nature. This book gave an amazing look at how human nature can turn to desperation so quickly especially when we all are as reliant on electricity and products with chips in them to get through life. The book also brings up several other social issues like class status and how that goes out the window in an event such as this but how a small town that was once all friendly can just as quickly turn and become mortal enemies. One Second After was an emotional roller coaster from start to finish.

One Second After Cover

When it is all said and done One Second After really has stuck with me and I finished reading it over a week ago. Its one of those novels that really makes you think well after you finish it. If your into audio books I would make sure to check it out as the narrator does a heck of a job bringing the story to life. All in all this was one of my favorite books of the year and I really think everyone should be required to read it just to have an idea of what could happen to our great country if we were attacked by an EMP, it is a pretty scary world.