Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Great Collapse (Survivors of the Pulse, #1)” as Want to Read:
The Great Collapse (Survivors of the Pulse, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Great Collapse (Survivors of the Pulse #1)

by
4.02  ·  Rating Details  ·  95 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
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Great Collapse, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Great Collapse

Immortal Embrace by Charlotte BlackwellSilence by Becca FitzpatrickBloodlines by Richelle MeadA Tough Call by Bob DixonDart and the Squirrels by Nicole Izmaylov
Most Anticipated books for 2011
61st out of 227 books — 384 voters
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareCity of Lost Souls by Cassandra ClareSilence by Becca FitzpatrickBloodlines by Richelle Mead
Must-reads in 2011 and 2012
117th out of 490 books — 635 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 1,578)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jeff Horton
Apr 05, 2011 Jeff Horton rated it it was amazing  ·  (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?
Anne
Jul 02, 2012 Anne rated it did not like it
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.

Other random
...more
Rick F.
Jan 01, 2011 Rick F. rated it it was amazing
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
Rick Friedman
Founder
THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOKCLUB
Jeannie Mancini
Oct 19, 2011 Jeannie Mancini rated it really liked it
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
...more
Sandra "Jeanz"
Jan 11, 2012 Sandra "Jeanz" rated it really liked it

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
...more
Steven
Sep 16, 2011 Steven rated it really liked it
Shelves: jeff-horton
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
Dec 04, 2010 David Horton rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 05, 2011 Maxine Bringenberg rated it it was amazing
Excellent! A page turner with remarkably insightful plotlines! Will definitely make you stop and think!!!
Edith
Nov 25, 2010 Edith rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Can't wait for the next one to find out what happens next. Very good for his first book.
Cheryl
Feb 22, 2011 Cheryl marked it as interesting-possibilities
Recommended to Cheryl by: First Reads
techno-thriller from a Christian perspective, interesting description
Wendy
Apr 12, 2013 Wendy rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, dysopian
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 it was amazing
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.
Marchel
Jun 19, 2011 Marchel marked it as to-read
Oh wow, I won it. Unbelievable. Thanks to the author !!!
Jeff Carpenter
Mar 21, 2014 Jeff Carpenter rated it liked it
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.
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
Zuany
Oct 03, 2011 Zuany rated it it was ok
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.
Sarena
Nov 29, 2013 Sarena rated it liked it
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
Ally
Jun 26, 2011 Ally rated it liked it
Shelves:
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!
Kevin
Apr 27, 2012 Kevin rated it it was ok
Not that good. Author should have done some work before writing.
Thomas
Thomas rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2016
Smart
Smart rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2016
Dark Soul
Dark Soul rated it it was amazing
Feb 10, 2016
Rebecca
Rebecca marked it as to-read
Feb 10, 2016
Saoirse T. E. Sterling
Saoirse T. E. Sterling marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2016
Danny
Danny marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2016
Laura Marks
Laura Marks marked it as to-read
Feb 05, 2016
Steve LaPenotiere
Steve LaPenotiere marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2016
Muhamad Azis
Muhamad Azis marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2016
Dnagirl
Dnagirl rated it liked it
Feb 08, 2016
Penny
Penny marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 52 53 next »
  • The Third
  • A Beacon of Hope (The Sixth World of Men, #1)
  • A Land of Ash
  • Deep Winter
  • Regolith
  • The Zona
  • Time's Edge (Time's Edge, #1)
  • Children of the Dust
  • Selection Event
  • Apocalypse Law (Volume 1)
  • Last Light (Last Light, #1)
  • Joshua
  • One
  • Summer of the Apocalypse
  • The End
  • Sudden Independents (Independents #1)
  • End of Days (From the Fire, #1)
  • 77 Days in September
4478744
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
More about Jeff W. Horton...

Other Books in the Series

Survivors of the Pulse (2 books)
  • The Dark Age (Survivors of the Pulse, #2)

Share This Book



“Catastrophe and exuberance are often partners in the dance of irony.” 1 likes
More quotes…