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Scourge of an Agnostic God (Shift Trilogy #1)

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Washington DC Intelligence Analyst Chris Jung has gone fetal. Tormented by panic-fueled obsessive thoughts and buried in TPS reports, the walls of his cubicle are closing in. Fortunately for him, a mysterious series of EMPs plunges the industrialized world into darkness, saving Chris from himself and spurring him to head for the hills with his pregnant wife.

Along the way,
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Paperback, 332 pages
Published May 19th 2010 by iUniverse.com (first published May 18th 2010)
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Jeffrey Poole
Dec 01, 2011 Jeffrey Poole rated it it was amazing
This is what happens when we depend on technology too much!

Scourge of an Agnostic God is a post-apocalyptic story that interestingly enough doesn't involve any sort of a nuclear war. Granted, I've only read a few of these types of stories, but it's always about some catastrophe happening and always involves nuclear weapons. This one does not.

I won't give anything away by revealing what caused the breakdown in our civilization other than to use the author's term of "The Shift". This even happens
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A Book Vacation
Jan 10, 2013 A Book Vacation rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

To see my full review:

http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/20...

I generally really enjoy dystopian novels, but this novel was a little too depressing and morbid for my tastes. Now, I feel bad saying that, especially as Juge actually captures what life would be like should we lose the industrialized world, and he does it very well; if this were to happen to us, today, it would be quite morbid and depressing. We’ve already seen what happens to our society when a hurricane or natural disaste
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Kristi
Jul 31, 2010 Kristi rated it it was amazing
Admittedly, most apocalyptic fiction and movies distress and frighten me. For that reason, I haven't really read any books of this genre. The movies have scared me ####-less. But I read this book on the recommendation of a friend of mine. A friend of a friend wrote this book. And I can't tell you how much I enjoyed getting captured in this compelling saga of humanity and its struggle for survival after a life-changing event that alters the world and society as we know it.

This is the author's fir
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Lynn
Sep 05, 2010 Lynn rated it it was amazing
I was fascinated by this story! I had just watched a National Geographic program concerning EMP's (Electromagnetic Pulses) and the reality of them. Scourge of an Agnostic God portrays what could happen were an EMP to hit our entire planet and wipe out civilization as we know it. Our urban society would be in a panic. We have become so accustomed to our life in this i industrialized world with all our modern and electronic conveniences. What if we were suddenly forced to live life totally without ...more
Scott
Oct 12, 2011 Scott rated it it was amazing
Scourge of an Agnostic God by Michael Juge is a refreshing twist on the post apocalyptic genre. No zombie apocalypse, no nuclear winter. The event causing the downfall is referred to as "The Shift." Since there is no major war to destroy all the buildings the focus of the book is on how the people react when order breaks down.

I found most of the characters enjoyable though at the beginning I was a bit hesitant about Chris. The book does have the gangs and lawlessness you would expect from a soc
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Tree
Nov 01, 2011 Tree rated it really liked it
A surprisingly good book from a first-time author, I actually rated it 3.5 stars. It could have been a four with a little better editing - the book appears to be self-published and it shows. Despite being a little rough around the edges (very minor things, a typo or two, a repeated phrase here and there) the storyline is very compelling and the characters are not wooden as you might expect. All in all, this beats a lot of books that I have read that have been published by major companies... if ...more
Pam Shelton-anderson
I liked this book though a few spots could have used some better editing. Reminiscent of "Dies The Fire" though, in my opinion, this book is better written and better organized. The author does a good job with descriptive language and keeping the plot engaged.
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