This book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future and our end.
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Von Kaleb McCormack Am hilfreichsten 07.08.2018
Americans don't cannibalise their neighbours!
What's new: This time it's an EMP instead of a zombie apocalypse or a super flu.
What's not new: Everything else.
In fact it's mostly really old. Same characters that have been seen 100 times – just flatter. A town full Christians and soldiers. Nice, white, heterosexual American patriots (plus a black soldier and the most patriotic Pakistani-American ever featured in literature). While the world plunges into chaos the little town prevails –both physically and morally!– thanks to its Christian college and a professor of military history who keeps reminding everyone of Gettysburg and of Omaha Beach (omitting Wounded Knee, Hiroshima and Abu Ghraib), reciting Lincoln's and Roosevelt's speeches and saluting every flag he sees.
"We're still Americans!", is the most repeated sentence in the book.
Whether it's about sharing food or not turning your neighbours into food.