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After America by John Birmingham
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After America (edition 2010)

by John Birmingham (Author)

Series: The Disappearance (2)

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Traces the harrowing reconstruction of the United States after most of its population is killed by a natural disaster, an effort lead by President James Kipper and challenged by pirates, freebooters, and a rogue governor of Texas.
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Title:After America
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Info:Del Rey (2010), 480 pages
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OK so reading the second book of a series without reading the first one isn't the best choice--it's what I did. On its own, it is a fine techno/political thriller. Nothing too memorable, but a fine read. ( )
  Skybalon | Mar 19, 2020 |
A long winded actionless story. I have put it aside for the time being. Any book in which there is over fifty percent narrative is not for me. ( )
  DCarlin | Jan 23, 2016 |
Not as good as the first book, starts to get going in the second half and you know it's the middle of a trilogy (hopefully nothing more) when story-lines are nowhere near resolution with only 50 pages to go. I'm looking forward to the next one - it will be good to have some explanation of what caused The Wave in the first place. ( )
  Superenigmatix | Jan 16, 2016 |
Birmingham's first entry into his three book series called Without Warning was tons of fun largely due to the premise and pace. And it ended with an exciting cliff-hanger that is only partly capitalized on in After America.

This second book picks up the action four years on in 2006. There is little explanation of what happened in that period other than that some areas that were impacted can now be re-settled and they have become hotly contested.

The author has tied up some plot loose ends created in the first book while focusing on the more developed and enjoyable characters. Having said that, I am having a hard time with The Echelon 'super agent' - the character seems unnecessary to this point.

Overall one has to hand it to Birmingham, he has created a complicated and scary new world that is intriguing to witness. I only ask that he focus even more in the third instalment and keep the action coming along with some explanation of the original event ( )
  Jawin | Jan 1, 2015 |
Good story with lots of surprises and interesting characters. ( )
  gregandlarry | Dec 23, 2013 |
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