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The Great Collapse (Survivors of the Pulse #1)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  80 ratings  ·  19 reviews
While scientists prepare for a massive solar flare heading towards the earth, a hostile foreign government steals a top-secret, experimental weapon. When they use the EMP weapon to attack America however, the result is the immediate and catastrophic loss of modern technology all over the planet. The president calls upon Dr. James White to lead a group of scientists and the ...more
Paperback, 399 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by Tate Publishing & Enterprises
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Jeff Horton
Apr 05, 2011 Jeff Horton rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Imagine waking up one morning to find that all of the modern technology we depend upon is gone. How would we survive?
Oh dear. There were a lot of problems with this.

The first problem was on me. I didn't realize at first that I was reading what seems to be a piece of Christian fiction coming from a standpoint that I really don't care for. Once I figured that out, I could forgive the attitudes on Christianity and read for content.

The book is very repetitive. The wide-spread problems that would be caused by the event the book revolves around are repeated by every character. In detail. Over and over.

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Rick F.
A complex, exciting and brilliant techno-thriller, which Author Jeff Horton has somehow managed to infuse human drama into as well- this is a must read for those who savor novels with an utterly unique plot and characters. VERY highly recommended
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Jeannie Mancini
New author Jeff Horton debuts his first novel The Great Collapse with an eye-opening experience that should jump-start your heartbeat only to be reawakened with a new outlook on what the world could be in for if the path of technological invention does not slow down. Horton's innovative story presents earth in the very near future, when a military experiment gone wrong causes the entire planet to be wiped out of electronic technology all in a split second.

The US Military was working on an advan
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Its difficult to describe this book without delving too deeply in the story and giving away key details, so I will try to stay generalised in this review and not actually name so many names in incidents I mention.
Initially I thought this was going to be a tad slow for me and perhaps a little too political, but upon getting further into the book you realise the beginning politics explanations are setting the scene for what happens next, why it happens and how people respond to it.
The beginning is
This was an extremely interesting title and kept me reading till the end. I think what takes a while reading this one is how the mind can wonder and make the reader think about what they would do if everything electrical and battery operated was suddenly taken away and couldn't be restored. Jeff Horton did a great job at throwing me into a desperate situation with characters I cared about and could relate to.
David Horton
This was a great book. It is surprisingly possible, and very realistic. There are many plot twists throughout. It has a good storyline and is a fiction book from a christian perspective. It is a interesting book and I recommend it for anyone.
Maxine Bringenberg
Excellent! A page turner with remarkably insightful plotlines! Will definitely make you stop and think!!!
Loved it. Can't wait for the next one to find out what happens next. Very good for his first book.
Feb 22, 2011 Cheryl marked it as interesting-possibilities
Recommended to Cheryl by: First Reads
techno-thriller from a Christian perspective, interesting description
Although "The Great Collapse " started off a bit slow, as the plot thickened and the challenges for the survivors of the EMP and solar flare catastrophe increased I became riveted. Jeff Horton creates multi-dimensional characters like the enigmatic Colonel Conrad Simmons, a highly trained Ranger who's given the responsibility of establishing a civilized colony amid all the chaos. An orphan, a loner who's rugged and resolute in all his endeavours, Conrad shows a wealth of compassion for the stran ...more
Rachel Ariel
Dec 01, 2010 Rachel Ariel rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young Adults/ Adults
It was an interesting book, based upon Christian values, that I think most people should also read in case we do lose power for an amount of time. It gives vivid examples of how you could survive without any modern day technology.
Jun 19, 2011 Marchel marked it as to-read
Oh wow, I won it. Unbelievable. Thanks to the author !!!
Matias Hanisch
"The Great Collapse" is the first of the two books in the "Surviors of the Pulse" series. The book revolves around the collapse of modern civilization. This is definetly one of the best apocalyptic ficiton books out there. The story flows well and the laguage is good. There is also an underlying Christian tone that does not overshadow the story. This makes the book a pleasant and friendly read, as there is little violence, etc. Personally I found the book very exciting and it leaves you with a g ...more
Jeff Carpenter
Well this book has an interesting storyline, I think it could have been more fully developed. The novel also could have benefitted from some much needed editing, however I found it enjoyable and the story moved along briskly even though it was somewhat of a slow start. I didn't realize this was part of a series but I would gladly read book 2 to find out how the author ties everything up.
The dialogues weren't convincing; they seemed too constructed and not at all like someone really talks. Besides that, some actions were a lil' unreal.

The idea of the book was a good one, but I don't think it was well developed.
Interesting EMP story line, but many of the subplots are thin and are barely resolved (nor developed). I guess if it were really great I'd be interested in reading more since it is a series of book, zzzz
An interesting read - something I normally wouldn't have bought for myself but glad I won it and had the chance to experience this book!
Not that good. Author should have done some work before writing.
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Jeff Horton was born in North Dakota, the youngest son of a career Air Force master sergeant, where he spent the first four years of his life before moving to North Carolina. A voracious reader growing up, he enjoyed reading everything from comic books to The Bible, including stories by many popular authors such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Michael Cric ...more
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