Homefront: The Voice of Freedom
America may be reeling from endless recessions and crippling oil wars, but hack reporter Ben Walker never expected to see his homeland invaded and occupied by a reunified Korea—now a formidable world power under Kim Jong-il’s dictator son.
The enemy’s massive cyberattack is followed by the detonation of an electromagnetic pulse that destroys techn ...more
I really liked how the novel explained further (that the game never did) about the "Greater Korean Republic" invasion of the United States of America including the collapse of the American society and economy and the poisoning of the Mississippi River by the GKP ...more
This is something that I could totally see happening in the future. The premise of the book is that North & South Korea unified, took over Asia, and invaded and occupied the US after she fell from grace due to the economy, is ...more
What I like about this book was you never wanted to put the book down. Even though the book is filled with corny jokes, enormous plot holes, repeating lines and debatable actualities (like EMP blast crippling electronics or making an entire river radio ...more
I believe the book delivered just enough ...more
HOME IS WHERE THE WAR IS America may be reeling from endless recessions and crippling oil wars, but hack reporter Ben Walker never expected to see his homeland invaded and occupied by a reunified Korea—now a formidable world power under Kim Jong-il’s dictator son. The enemy’s massive cyberattack is followed by the detonation of an electromagnetic pulse that destroys technology across the United States. Communications, weapons, and defense systems are rendered useless; thousands perish as vehicle...more
Mas vamos lá por partes. O realizador em questão - John Milius - é também o argumentista do jogo Homefront. E a produtora do jogo estava tão convencida que o jogo ia ser um sucesso, que decidiu que ele iria também escrever uma prequela, em forma de livro. E para o ajudar, contrataram um escri ...more
For those that don't know, Homefront is about the North Koreans attacking America with an EMP which caused all of electronics in North America to fail, which meant that we were doomed. Not having electricity, vehicles, or any electrical device to work, the whole country was in trouble. As the EMP was detonated, the North Koreans attacked us, thus giving us the name HomeFro ...more
Sure, there's an interesting premise, some pretty good characters, and the read is pretty fun, but the book is so obviously written for a younger audience. I understand if the authors and the publishers wanted to make the book more accessible to that crowd, but in any case I don't think they give the reader enough credit.
At one point you find out there is a big secret between two of the main ...more
I have yet to play the video game so I can't tell whether the book makes the video game bett ...more
An interesting concept - Korea, the new super power invades the USA and takes over.
Some engaging characters, especially Wally.
A not unbelievable story, based on a video game.
Definately set up for a sequal.
I enjoyed the story and look forward to the sequal. Dont think i will be worrying too much about the video game though.