Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Book #43–Cyberstorm

51hYQxXiw1L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-64,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_A somewhat haunting book. Cyberstorm was under the sci-fi area, and well rated, so I borrowed it from Amazon. It was chilling, scary, and worrisome. It also made me glad I don’t live in a big city.

A technical guy, well off, lives in Manhattan. His neighbor is a restauranteur that worries about large scale disaster issues, which is a good thing. When a cyber attack appears to hit the US, cutting power and water, along with a super winter blizzard, the apartment building becomes a nightmare for a number of families as they struggle to help others while surviving. As days turn into weeks, and Manhattan slowly goes back in time as people become tribal, it’s a scary, riveting tale.

At the end it pulls together well, but I could see someone falling into the same patterns, practices, and feelings the writer goes through. Rather amazing.

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