I absolutely loved this book. I immediately thought of the Left Behind Series when I started reading but Len put his own twist on this story. I was a...moreI absolutely loved this book. I immediately thought of the Left Behind Series when I started reading but Len put his own twist on this story. I was a little surprised the path that the 3 characters Trevor, Rene, and Andrew took....leave it at that without spoiling anything. The Rapture occurs and those who were left behind are left to go through the 7 years of the rise of the Antichrist. He did a great job developing the characters and the story is very believable. An indication for me of a great book is that I can read a book quickly and am disappointed that it ended. That best describes this book. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more of his books.(less)
I was amazed at this book. It is a believeable story of what could happen in America today if we continue to be passive about our political future. It...moreI was amazed at this book. It is a believeable story of what could happen in America today if we continue to be passive about our political future. It starts out with an assassination and it doesn't stop. There is murder, conspiracy, financial insecurity, and a rise of a 3rd party canidate. There is also a rich and powerful person who is pulling the strings in the background. I generally shy away from political thrillers since they are usually slanted but this one was great. I think this is a good lesson that maybe we should be paying attention to what is going on in our policies and politics today rather then the attention we spend on our reality shows. Our reality may become a nightmare of our own making.
A bonus for me that I really enjoyed the quotations that Gallaty picked out to start out each chapter. I highly recommend this book.(less)
The war has ended and Hitler is no longer alive but he still leaves destruction behind waiting for someone to use it....moreIt starts out with 3 tiny seeds.
The war has ended and Hitler is no longer alive but he still leaves destruction behind waiting for someone to use it. A few years later a mysterious package is left in a scientist lab that contain these 3 seeds. These seeds are what seems to be an answer for all nations, starving or not.
I liked the twist of having a financial investment firm brought into the storyline since it easily leads the mind to greed and cover-ups. There are cover-ups but every time I thought it was that character behind it, they too seemed to be just another pawn in this story. This is definitely an action packed story as they race to try to solve the mystery of who is really responsible. I was surprised up until the very end.
I enjoyed the storyline and another good book from Gallaty. I think so many of us think of a terrorist act will be big and with little of no warning. Gallaty skillfully put an entirely different scenario before us that will make you think twice.
I read his other book 20 20 vision and loved it. So if you liked this book I would definitely check that one out too.(less)
I have mixed feeling about this book. I thought the book started out strong, dragged in the middle and ended strong. The concept of a world like Atopi...moreI have mixed feeling about this book. I thought the book started out strong, dragged in the middle and ended strong. The concept of a world like Atopia was a great idea. I also think a society that is virtual reality world would be something that will be accessible to us sometime in the future. It would be a real solution to our planet woes of overpopulation and limited resources while trying to attain middle class status.
I loved the first part and the story was developing and characters were first being introduced but then it seemed to veer off course. It was maybe just me but some of the technology was too much for me at times and some of the characters were hard to distinguish. There were times that people were dead in real life and not in the virtual or dying in the virtual world but not in real life. I don’t read too much hard science fiction so that may have been a factor. I thought the ending was clever and didn’t see it coming. (less)