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Lone_Gunman 03-11-2013 10:20 PM

I need a good SHTF novel to read.
 
I'm a big reader, and I've read a LOT of SHTF novels, but I'm in the mood for a other one.
I've read
lucifer's hammer
Alas Babylon
The road
The postman
Lights out
One second after
The books in the Patriots series by Rawles
The books in the 299 days series

Also a bunch of different zombie books, and others.

Do you guys have any suggestions?

frigginchi 03-11-2013 10:38 PM

New Orleans Gun Grab real SHTF.

http://www.neworleansgungrab.com/

Gutz 03-11-2013 10:39 PM

Try this.

http://media.npr.org/assets/bakertay...19b-s6-c10.jpg

Lone_Gunman 03-11-2013 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frigginchi (Post 10783653)
New Orleans Gun Grab real SHTF.

http://www.neworleansgungrab.com/

That looks interesting, I may have to order it. I'm REAAAALLLYYY picky about what I read though, if it's poorly written most of the time I just can't get through it. I made it through Rawles's first book because it had a lot of good info, found myself mildly disappointed with the second, and didn't read the third.

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Originally Posted by Gutz (Post 10783656)
Try this.
Housewife porno book.

Um, no.

frigginchi 03-11-2013 10:53 PM

I think you can preview a few pages on Amazon.


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Originally Posted by Lone_Gunman (Post 10783759)
That looks interesting, I may have to order it. I'm REAAAALLLYYY picky about what I read though, if it's poorly written most of the time I just can't get through it. I made it through Rawles's first book because it had a lot of good info, found myself mildly disappointed with the second, and didn't read the third.
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Sniper4370 03-11-2013 10:54 PM

Going Home by A. American wasn't bad.

Lone_Gunman 03-11-2013 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Sniper4370 (Post 10783809)
Going Home by A. American wasn't bad.

Is that the one where he's walking across country to get back home to his wife and kid? At one point he almost freezes to death in a snow storm but a woman's dog rescues him and she takes him inside to recover?

I've read so many SHTF books at this point that I don't even remember the titles anymore.

wheels 03-11-2013 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lone_Gunman (Post 10783759)
That looks interesting, I may have to order it. I'm REAAAALLLYYY picky about what I read though, if it's poorly written most of the time I just can't get through it. I made it through Rawles's first book because it had a lot of good info, found myself mildly disappointed with the second, and didn't read the third.

Um, no.

Ditto on Rawles I & II, Rawles III was pretty bad.

Check out The Remaining series by DJ Molles, Pretty consistent storyline - I'm waiting for #4.

I just finished Going Home, by A. American - decent read but the ending kind of left me going "Ok where is the rest of this story". There was lots of character arc left and unfinished business - expect part II, etc...

I pull down the sample stuff on my android kindle app and see if the story grabs me before the sample ends - sometimes it just doesn't and I bail. I may be missing some good reading since the authors probably don't write based on the draw of what the first XX pages contain.

I started on the 299 days sample, but read some comments reflecting that the Novel was broke up into 10+ books to maximize the $$$ - at $10 for Kindle that just seemed excessive.

wheels 03-11-2013 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lone_Gunman (Post 10783931)
Is that the one where he's walking across country to get back home to his wife and kid? At one point he almost freezes to death in a snow storm but a woman's dog rescues him and she takes him inside to recover?

I've read so many SHTF books at this point that I don't even remember the titles anymore.

That's not Going Home, but it has the making of a decent pron movie. :D

dlquinn71 03-12-2013 12:00 AM

Patriot Dawn - The Resistance Rises

Written by Max Velocity....You can find it on Amazon. Very good book that fits into the trouble we face today.

eam 03-12-2013 12:20 AM

I know you probably don't want to hear this suggestion -- and I'll tell you I had to be dragged kicking and screaming into reading it myself, and was NOT expecting to like it...

The Hunger Games is actually a really good book. I couldn't put it down once I started.

Also pretty freakin' libertarian, especially if you read the whole series.

shermola1 03-12-2013 1:29 AM

The Island series by Michael Stark
The Zombie Fallout series by Mark Tufo
Vampire Earth series by E.E. Knight (kind of post-, post-SHTF)
The Maze Runner series by James Dashner (similar to Hunger Games)
Redaction by Linda Andrews

+1 on The Remaining series.

solo3937 03-12-2013 7:18 AM

Matthew Bracken's, Enemies Foreign and Domestic.
Pretty good series.

seasnake 03-12-2013 7:40 AM

i have not read it , But I heard (WORLD WAR Z) was a good one.

winnre 03-12-2013 8:55 AM

Turner Diaries.

spareparts 03-12-2013 9:01 AM

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden.

Some of the situations are a little Hollywood but it kept me interested enough to read the whole series.

daveinwoodland 03-12-2013 9:13 AM

Day By Day Armageddon series. There is currently three books in the series and they are all page turners.

VictorFranko 03-12-2013 9:15 AM

Not quite a SHTF novel, but a good read nonetheless.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...C_ToRosxHafMT_

With the same quick wit and page-turning narrative that marked his best-selling books The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, EMERGENCY traces Strauss’s white-knuckled journey through today’s heart of darkness as he traverses a panic-stricken America that’s lost its sense of safety and attempts to escape the system.

Along the way, he learns to shoot a man and get away with it, hide his assets from the government, survive in the wild with nothing but a knife, track animals, trap humans, deliver a baby, fly a plane, pick locks, hotwire cars, evade bounty hunters, suture bullet wounds, and escape with a second passport to a small island republic.

It's a tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady expatriates and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid.

It's one man's story of a dangerous world—and how to stay alive in it.

Inside Emergency, you’ll discover…
How to Protect Yourself From Inflation, Hackers, and Celine Dion
Why Knocking Up a Brazilian Woman Can Save Your Life
Life-Saving Properties of Toilet Tanks
Surviving Snipers, Dirty Bombs, and Salad Bars
The Gone With the Wind Guide to Asset Protection
How to Become Immortal
Why You Should Think of the Zoo as a Restaurant
Proper Care and Handling of Hawaiian Tropic Girls
How to Pick a Lock with a Beer Can
Where to Swim Across the Border
Mental Health Guidelines For Air Travelers
Secrets of Escaped Felons; Birth Control Tips from Billionaires
Birthday Clowns to Avoid
Five Steps to a Tax-Free Life
The Art of Disappearing
Tips on Death Cult Etiquette
A Ninja's Guide to Bringing Weapons on Airplanes
How to Turn Your Credit Card Into a Knife
Your Odds of Dying Horribly
And much, much more…

billmaykafer 03-12-2013 9:30 AM

the savage awakening - ron foster bug out! preppers on the move -ron foster the light in the lake -ron foster. this is 3 part series. there is also out of gas and the farm (out of gas) randy dyess.. i have these and 76 other books on my kindle which means they are also on my i phone with kindle app. i read when i take my wife to dr. or while waiting for prescription pickup.

JaeFern 03-12-2013 9:37 AM

Anther vote for
The Remaining
Day by Day Armageddon
LZR-1143 series is a decent read.
A single novel is Tooth and Nails by Craig Dilouie
Surviving the Dead series is alright as well. (No Easy Hope and the Shattered Land)

Lone_Gunman 03-12-2013 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eam (Post 10784429)
I know you probably don't want to hear this suggestion -- and I'll tell you I had to be dragged kicking and screaming into reading it myself, and was NOT expecting to like it...

The Hunger Games is actually a really good book. I couldn't put it down once I started.

Also pretty freakin' libertarian, especially if you read the whole series.

Read all three. Thoroughly enjoyed them.

Lone_Gunman 03-12-2013 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wheels (Post 10784091)
Ditto on Rawles I & II, Rawles III was pretty bad.

Check out The Remaining series by DJ Molles, Pretty consistent storyline - I'm waiting for #4.

I just finished Going Home, by A. American - decent read but the ending kind of left me going "Ok where is the rest of this story". There was lots of character arc left and unfinished business - expect part II, etc...

I pull down the sample stuff on my android kindle app and see if the story grabs me before the sample ends - sometimes it just doesn't and I bail. I may be missing some good reading since the authors probably don't write based on the draw of what the first XX pages contain.

I started on the 299 days sample, but read some comments reflecting that the Novel was broke up into 10+ books to maximize the $$$ - at $10 for Kindle that just seemed excessive.


I read the first book in the remaining series, and downloaded the sample of the second one. The main character seems to be constantly making stupid mistakes and not thinking about self preservation. It's hard for me to get into a book where I think the main character is an idiot.

I've read the first three books in the 299 days series, but I agree, I'm having a hard time justifying another $10 for something I will read in an afternoon.

Lone_Gunman 03-12-2013 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by solo3937 (Post 10785348)
Matthew Bracken's, Enemies Foreign and Domestic.
Pretty good series.

Read it, I liked them a lot.

Quote:

Originally Posted by seasnake (Post 10785445)
i have not read it , But I heard (WORLD WAR Z) was a good one.

Read it, enjoyed it, waiting for the movie.

Quote:

Originally Posted by daveinwoodland (Post 10786107)
Day By Day Armageddon series. There is currently three books in the series and they are all page turners.

Read the first one, might have to reread it and look for the other two.

Quote:

Originally Posted by VictorFranko (Post 10786138)
Not quite a SHTF novel, but a good read nonetheless.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...C_ToRosxHafMT_

Read it, still own it. I keep it as a reference book of sorts.

Lone_Gunman 03-12-2013 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRH (Post 10785918)
I would recommend "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross.

http://www.amazon.com/Unintended-Con.../dp/1888118040

It will give you a good SHTF fiction read and as a bonus you get a detailed accountings of all the critical gun/government confrontations in US history (Miami shootout, Waco, Ruby Ridge, etc.). A very good read!

I've read this book a couple times now, I personally believe this is one of the single most important books out there for gun owners to read. I wish that they would do another printing of it. I would like to buy a couple copies of it.



As for all the other suggestions, thank you. I'll have to take a look at them.

Lifeon2whls 03-12-2013 3:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lone_Gunman (Post 10786750)
I've read this book a couple times now, I personally believe this is one of the single most important books out there for gun owners to read. I wish that they would do another printing of it. I would like to buy a couple copies of it.



As for all the other suggestions, thank you. I'll have to take a look at them.

I just popped this in my basket along with a couple others...thanks!

Lone_Gunman 03-12-2013 4:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lifeon2whls (Post 10789480)
I just popped this in my basket along with a couple others...thanks!

Was it the one by John Ross? The book by John Ross is the one I was talking about, but it's out of print. There is one by the same title but different author available for kindle by that's not the same book. I've seen hard copies going for more than $100, or there is a PDF floating around the net. I may or may not have a copy of the PDF.

shermola1 03-12-2013 5:58 PM

I just started another one today called Homo Luminous by Mike Frost. Pretty good so far, the only funky thing is that the author is hinting at a shared consciousness between what's left of the human race. It's not too obnoxious yet, though.

JaeFern 03-12-2013 7:53 PM

I'm going to say it again. Tooth and Nail by Craig Dilouie. It's a story from multiple perspectives. Give it a chance. Download it. If you don't like it ill Paypal you the cost. THIS ONLY APPLIES TO THE OP, NOT EVERYONE!

randyo 03-12-2013 8:33 PM

Not a book but if you haven't seen the 1962 movie "Panic in Year Zero" you're missing a great Cold War SHTF movie. Has Ray Milland and Frankie Avalon. Not on Netflix but $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video.

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odysseus 03-12-2013 8:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lone_Gunman (Post 10790121)
Was it the one by John Ross? The book by John Ross is the one I was talking about, but it's out of print. There is one by the same title but different author available for kindle by that's not the same book. I've seen hard copies going for more than $100, or there is a PDF floating around the net. I may or may not have a copy of the PDF.

Wow, times have moved on. That was a common book around the gunny websites for a long time. I have a perfect condition hardback print of that book myself, and it is worth more now than $100? Wuuutt.......

Cnynrat 03-12-2013 8:44 PM

Have you read The Stand by Steven King? I wasn't expecting him to write a book in this genre, but it was very good IMO.

AleksandreCz 03-12-2013 8:47 PM

The Turner Diaries was good.
Word War Z was Good Also

Not realy a novel but try
Jeremiah by Herman its a comic book about Life after TEOTWAWKI in America
It was sometimes released as Survivors. It is unreasonably good and was a basis for the the Showtime tv Show by the same name.

odysseus 03-12-2013 8:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AleksandreCz (Post 10792457)
The Turner Diaries was good.

Interesting! Please tell us what you liked about it the most.

SilverTauron 03-12-2013 9:00 PM

http://www.rellimzone.com/images/cell-cover.jpg

ramathorn 03-12-2013 9:05 PM

You guys got most of them already.

Its not really SHTF but Renewal was a pretty good series. There are a ton of them but when i bought the books they were $1 each (amazon kindle) so i didn't mind. Super cheap.

AleksandreCz 03-12-2013 9:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odysseus (Post 10792500)
Interesting! Please tell us what you liked about it the most.

Well aside from everything being Spit exclusively down racial lines (I seriously doubt that will happen it was Pirce's crazy dream). Its pretty realistic Gun Confiscation, Mass Arrests, Government Torture, And people fighting back.


If things got as bad as they did in the novel I have no doubt that the majority of the people would stick with their own if for nothing else then Geographic reasons that will create a "Tribe Mentality" and will further split people by race or culture.

Lone_Gunman 03-12-2013 9:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JaeFern (Post 10791875)
I'm going to say it again. Tooth and Nail by Craig Dilouie. It's a story from multiple perspectives. Give it a chance. Download it. If you don't like it ill Paypal you the cost. THIS ONLY APPLIES TO THE OP, NOT EVERYONE!

Ok. Gonna go find it on Amazon now.

Lone_Gunman 03-12-2013 9:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cnynrat (Post 10792422)
Have you read The Stand by Steven King? I wasn't expecting him to write a book in this genre, but it was very good IMO.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverTauron (Post 10792601)

On yeah, I'm a BIG Stephen King fan. I've read most of his books. He is an amazing writer.

G-Man WC 03-12-2013 10:02 PM

Oldies but goodies.
It was a long time ago and I may need to go back and read them again.
Not SHTF but relevant for today. -g

Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
George Orwell - 1984

dat1callidude 03-12-2013 10:15 PM

End War...Tom Clancy


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