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The Rift by Walter Jon Williams
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Nov 30, 12

bookshelves: end-times
Read from November 26 to 30, 2012

This is more a story of survival than a story of a large earth shaker and its disastrous ruin. The earthquake becomes a canvas that the author uses to paint the depravities that mankind visits upon his own once he is able to seat his own little fiefdom. Interesting historical backdrop for the story as well. It appears just like the big fault lines in California there are some major ones running through the south as well. These southern fault lines have caused very large disasters in the past much like the California fault lines. So once again it becomes not a matter of "if", as much as a matter of "when". The government and the response to the disaster is seen through some heavily shaded rose colored glasses and almost becomes a bit to saccharine at times. I went with four stars because I liked the tales of survival of some of the characters and have to give the author credit for work well done on a large scale.

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