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book review: House of the Rising Sun

Added: Tuesday, September 15th 2020 at 11:59am by VickieCollins
Related Tags: books, diseases, technology

This novel is a science fiction novel about a technological pandanic where there is an event that knocks out all of our advanced technology.  Computers and all appliances that use electricity are knocked out and the only vehicles that run are the older ones without any computerized systems to them.  This leaves very few vehicles and most people getting around on foot.

We get to see an assortment of person's trying to build a new life. There is what we might expect with some, maybe even many, people taking a "get mine no matter who I hurt" tack, and politically motivated persons wanting to kill more people. In other words, the crash creates problems that people have to work their way though, and some of the problems are the actions of their fellow human beings.

At the same time, there are elements of hope that humanity might survive and even thrive at some point in the future.  It is presented that things will never be the same again.

The author makes haste to point out that this book was written before the Covid-19 pandemic, it still can be seen as a bit influenced by our experience....there are similarities in how people are responding to the real pandemic in how they respond to the fictional one.

I enjoyed the book and would recommend it especially to science fiction fans who enjoy reading about human nature, and how we cope.


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for someone that  loves science fiction, but also how "HUMANS" react to things in live and move on or not.

I've gotten hooked on Audible books at the moment. That's what I'm spending most of my time on these days so I dont have to agonize about politics or visiting blogster...lol.  I will see if I can find this one as I do like science fiction.

audible books don't work for me.  I tend to half way listen.  Listening doesn't use up all my attention so that means part of my attention drifts off, and suddenly I realize that whatever else I was thinking about has taken over, and I don't remember anything that whoever reading the book has said.  {#rofl.gif}{#rofl.gif}{#rofl.gif}{#rofl.gif}{#rofl.gif}{#rofl.gif}{#rofl.gif}

but yeah it was a pretty good book, but if you look though my posts, you  might get a couple ideas also.

If you like bizarre, I recommend the Fang Family.

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